Somerville Adult Evening School 81 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA02143 Whether you're interested in woodworking, photography, Spanish, pottery making or cooking, chances are the Somerville…More Adult Evening School offers a course on it—and for a very affordable price. This adult ed program offers both GED prep and other career courses as well as hobby and language classes. All are held weeknights during the school year at Somerville High School. Fees tend to be much more affordable than other Boston Metro area adult ed programs. Instructors with ideas for courses should contact the coordinator.
SCALE is a public school for adults, offering classes in the English language, adult basic education and GED…More programs. Founded in 1972 as an extension of the Somerville Public School systems, all classes are free. While one does not need to be a Somerville resident to become a student, residents are favored first.
The school is located on the bottom floor of the Tufts Administration Building and just four blocks from the Davis Square MBTA station.
Students above the age of 18 are given a placement test in math and English to assess their current skill level and are then assigned to the appropriate class. The center also has a GED program for students aged 16 to 18 who have officially dropped out of high school.
Gentle Giant Rowing Club 32 Shore Dr, Somerville, MA02145 This local nonprofit organization partners with the City of Somerville to offer rowing as an activity for all…More regardless of age or income. The Blessing of the Bay Boathouse on the shore of the Mystic River provides facilities for classes. The river itself is where the group offers rowing instruction for novices and trains its competitive crews. They take their name from The Gentle Giant Moving Company, which generously sponsors the group. Gentle Giant Rowing also founded the Somerville High School Rowing Team which competes each Spring.
Founded in 2000 by local residents, Groundwork Somerville's mission is to educate youth about the environment.…More Through their healthy education, green jobs and sustainable community programs, this nonprofit supports farmers markets, national parks and urban schoolyard gardens.
Originally serving only younger children, the curriculum has expanded to include a high school jobs and internships initiative as well as a program for 18-28-year-olds. Every public Somerville elementary school has a school garden created via Groundwork programs. Recently the group also spearheaded a cleanup project of invasive water chestnuts along the Mystic River.
Executive director Jennifer Lawrence is always accepting new volunteers of all ages. Call or e-mail for more information.