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Adult and Community Education

Human Services

Adult and Community Education

San Mateo Adult School

Offers daytime and evening classes in a variety of educational and vocational areas as well as a GED preparation class and testing center.


Offers daytime and evening courses in basic education (reading, mathematics and writing), English as a Second Language (ESL), citizenship, vocational training, business and computer skills, arts and crafts, music, languages, social science, parent education, English, science and mathematics. Offers educational and limited vocational counseling to persons who want help in determining what career opportunities are open to them and what education or training they may need. Also offers a General Educational Development (GED) preparation class and is a GED testing center. The adult diploma program for non-concurrently enrolled students utilizes the Adult Learning Center (open entry/exit).


Public Transit:

SAMTRANS stops within 2 blocks.
789 East Poplar Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401 37.5762835 -122.3288012 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Accessibility Options:

  • Disabled Restroom
  • Elevator
  • Ramp
  • Wheelchair



Vary according to course. English as a Second Language for the semester is a $30 registration fee. Fees vary for vocational and community education classes. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.




Age 18 or over

How to Apply:

Walk in or apply by mail. Referral necessary for application to the diploma or GED program if still attending high school. Brochure mailed 3 times annually to all households in the service area.

Service Wait Estimate:

Varies according to class.

Service Areas:

  • Burlingame
  • Foster City
  • Hillsborough
  • Millbrae
  • San Bruno
  • San Mateo
Adult and Community Education

Service Description:

Contact for information on literacy, citizenship, English as a second language (ESL), General Education Degree (GED), occupational, recreational and degree courses.

How to Apply: