Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences (SCALE)
167 Holland Street
Somerville, MA 02144
Telephone: 617-625-6600, x6910 for front office -or- x6941 for Janice Philpot, Director - Fax: 617-623-8528
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Front Office


Offers classes and support services for adult students in Adult Basic Education, ESOL, and the Adult Diploma Program (ADP).

Class times are mornings and evenings. Evening classes meet on M - Th, 6pm - 9pm. Morning classes are given M - F, usually from 9am - 12pm. Most classes meet two to three times a week.

All classes are given at the Holland Street site. Call to find out how to register. Some classes require registration in person and for others registration can be done by telephone.

SCALE now offers Next Step: For those that receive a HiSet from SCALE and want to move ahead with their college education, SCALE may be able to provide assistance in making that transition.

Service hours:

SCALE Office Hours: M - Th: 8am - 8pm; F: 8am - 4pm, Evening ABE classes M, W and Th

Requirements / Restrictions:

All students must be residents of Massachusetts. For all classes, students must be 18yrs of age or above. All students except ESOL must have withdrawn from high school and show letter of proof. ADP students should call 617-625-6600, x6900, for information on orientation.


ABE and ESOL classes are free. Fees are charged for ABE orientation, adult evening school, testing, and ADP program.

Waiting time:

18 months minimum


Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Spanish, and French.


Red line: Davis Square; Green line: Lechmere and bus #'s 87/88.

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