Community Resources

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Adult Basic Education Programs

Area Adult Basic Education opportunities in Basic Literacy, PreHiSET, and HiSET. Contact  Mass. Adult Literacy Hotline 1-800-447-8844 for a comprehensive statewide list.

Blue Hills Adult Education
800 Randolph Street, Canton
Free classes in Adult Basic Education, PreHiSET, HiSET. Call 781-828-5800 Ext. 325 or email

Brockton Adult Learning Center
211 Crescent Street, Brockton
Free classes at all skill levels—ABE, PreHiSET, HiSET. Open to all, but preference given to Brockton residents. Call 508-580-7475 or email

College Bound Dorchester
18 Samoset Street, Dorchester
Free classes in ABE, Pre-HiSET, HiSET.  Classes are offered in the daytime and the evening. Call 617-282-5034.

HiSET Testing Centers
Locate a HiSET testing center convenient for you on the Massachusett's DESE Official HSE Test Centers Public List.

Hull Adult Learning Center
812 Nantasket Ave, Hull
The HiSET preparation & Secondary School Diploma program offers a variety of schedules, learning levels, and instructional services. Day and evening programs, with transportation and babysitting provide flexibility for working adults and people with young families. Classes are free except for computer classes which are $45. Call 781-925-3211, ext. 124 or email

LVM-Quincy at Thomas Crane Public Library
40 Washington Street, Quincy
Free one-on-one tutoring to adults in basic reading and writing. Not suitable for ESOL students unless they don't know how to read in their first language and can speak English fairly well. Call 617-376-1314. or email

Notre Dame Education Center
50 W. Broadway, S. Boston  
ABE, PreHiSET, HiSET, alternative diploma program, ESOL and citizenship classes. Call 617-268-1912 for class days and times.

Plymouth Literacy at Plymouth Library
132 South Street, Plymouth.
One-on-one ABE tutoring for Plymouth residents only. Morning and evening HiSET classes open to all. Call 508-830-4250, ext. 223.

Quincy Community Action Program (QCAP)
1509 Hancock St., Quincy
Free instruction at three levels: basic skills, PreHiSET, and HiSET. Evening classes. Call 617-657-5387.

Quincy College Test Center
1250 Hancock St., Rm 414, Quincy, 617-984-1617
HiSET Test Center in Quincy or Plymouth

Randolph Community Partnerships, Inc.
70 Memorial Parkway, Randolph
 Free foundation (ABE), PreHiSET, HiSET, basic computer skills and college & career readiness classes.  Evening classes from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  Call 781-961-8888.

South Coastal Adult Learning Center at Rockland High School
52 Mackinlay Way, Rockland
Free Basic Literacy, HiSet or Adult Diploma classes. Evening classes 7:00-9:30 and childcare is available. Open to all. Call 781-871-8410.

South Coastal Quincy Career Center
152 Parking Way, Quincy
Career and computer workshops and events.  Please call 617-745-4000.

Stoughton Adult Education Classes
Massasoit Community College
Free ESOL, HiSET and College Transition classes.  Call (781) 341-5183

Training Resources of America, Inc.
1515 Hancock Street, Suite 110, Quincy
Free ABE and HiSET classes.  They also provide young parent classes and youthbuild.  Call  (617) 773-1470.

Weymouth Evening High School Program
1 Wildcat Way, South Weymouth
Evening Adult Diploma Program.  Each semester is 16 weeks. Classes are held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:30. Class cost : Weymouth residents-$250.00-All other matriculating students- $310.00
. Please call 781-337-7500 x25157.

ESOL Programs (English as a Second or Other Language)

Area Adult Basic Education opportunities in ESOL (English as a Second or Other Language). Contact the Mass. Literacy Hotline or 1-800-447-8844 for a comprehensive statewide list.

Blue Hills ESOL
800 Randolph Street, Rm207B, Canton.
Free ESOL classes. Four levels of Instruction.

Bo Yin Learning and Recreation Center
32 Belmont Street, Quincy. 
All levels of ESOL for people of Chinese descent only.  Citizenship class also.  617-347-7958

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
275 Hancock Street, Quincy.
Free ESL Classes, Levels 1, 2 & 3. August to June classes.

Central Baptist Church
67 Washington Street, Quincy
Free informal conversation group with volunteer teacher. Monday & Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 pm.

Notre Dame Education Center
50 W. Broadway, S. Boston.
ESL classes. Call Sister Mary Mulligan 617-268-1912 for class days and times.

1509 Hancock Street, Quincy.
Learn to speak, read and write English. Levels 1,2 & 3. Free classes. 617-479-8181 Ext. 5.

Quincy Asian Resources
1509 Hancock St, Ste. 209, Quincy.
Levels 1, 2 and 3 and citizenship. Free evening classes or $160 for morning classes. 617-472-2200.

Quincy College
1250 Hancock Street, Quincy.
Intermediate ESOL (three levels) classes in the evenings.  $149 to 250 per course. 617-984-1662 or 617-984-1710.

Randolph ESOL
Free classes at 4 levels of instruction. Evenings. Register in advance. 781-961-8888.

South Coastal Adult Learning Center at Rockland High School
ESOL evening classes 6:30-9:30. Childcare available. Register in advance. Open to all. 781-871-8410.

Thomas Crane Public Library
English Talk Time: free conversation groups for advanced beginner and intermediate speakers. Call 617-376- 3295 or e-mail

Wollaston Lutheran Church
550 Hancock St., Quincy
ESOL classes for Asian families-babysitting available. Varied levels. 617-471-9354.

Wollaston Senior Center
550 Hancock St, Quincy.
Free for members, must be over 55. Beginner, Intermediate or advanced ESOL Classes. 617-471-9354.



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