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Here are the answers to a few questions The Adult School commonly receives. If you don't find what you're looking for here, feel free to e-mail us at tasinfo@theadultschool.org or call us at (973) 443-9222 during our business hours.

Q: How can I register for classes?

A: There are four easy ways to register for a class.

Online: You can register online by browsing our online catalog and clicking "ENROLL NOW" below the class of your choice. Then, follow the easy directions.

By Mail: Fill out the registration form in the back of your paper catolog and mail it to us with payment for the class amount.

By Phone: Need help with registering, want to ask questions, or can't find the class of your choice? Call us at (973) 443-9222 during the business hours indicated on our home page to speak with someone in the office.

In Person: Drop in during our business hours and we will be happy to help you register.


Q:  What is The Adult School's refund policy?

A:  There are no refunds to registrants who do not attend one-session courses or one-day trips once the date of the course/trip passed.  If the school cancels a course/trip, we will refund the entire amount including the registration fee if this was the only course/trip you registered for.  Refunds are given in the same method of payment made.  Please allow four weeks for processing refunds by check or credit card.  Student withdrawals from a course one week before the start date will be issued a refund less a $10 withdrawal charge.  Refunds for a trip may not be subject to a refund, or may have to cover the incurred expenses unless the seat can be sold. 

You may also be eligible to receive a website credit for extenuating circumstances that require you to miss class time outside of the refund criteria listed above.   A website credit does not offer you money back, but rather remains in your name on our registration system and the amount will automatically be deduced from the amount due the next time you register.  Website credits are valid for two years after the date of issuance.  Should the credit not be used within two years of its issuance, it will be removed from the registration system and no longer available to you.   


Q: I want to join a class that is already in progress. Do I have to pay for the courses I missed?

A: No. If you join a class that is already in progress, please register by phone or in person. We will be able to make arrangements for you to pay for only the remaining classes.


Q:  How do I know if the school where my class is being held is closed?

 A:  If the school district determines that the schools will be closed then no Adult School classes will meet.  Announcments will be on our answering machine, our website, and you may sometimes receive an e-mail update.  Missed classes will be made up by mutual agreement of the students and the teacher.


Q: I want to teach a class through the Adult School. How can I make that happen?

A: The Adult School is always looking for new and original ideas to add to our course selection. Please complete our New Instructor Class Proposal Form here for each class idea you have along with a copy of your resume. Call our office (973-443-9222) or e-mail us at tasinfo@theadultschool.org if you have any questions, and we will give you more information on our class proposal process. We will not consider courses that compete with existing offerings. 


Q: I want to have an influence at The Adult School, and give back to my community. How can I become a trustee?

A: If you are interested in helping us oversee the organization, please let us know. Send an e-mail to tasinfo@theadultschool.org, or call the office.





Below is a list of the textbooks and supply required for classes at The Adult School. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us to confirm selections at (973) 443-9222. 

Most books are available at Short Stories Community Book Hub, 32 Main St., Madison, 973-845-6086 and The Bookworm , 99 Claremont Road , Bernardsville, NJ, 908-766-4599.




Beginning Drawing - Cecily Byk: Click here for supply list.

Lighthouse Landscape Charcoal Drawing - Susan Gepford: Click here for supply list.

Pet Portrait Charcoal Drawing - Susan Gepford: Click here for supply list. 


Jewelry, Knitting & Crochet:

Viking Knitted Bracelet - Carolyn Hanson: Click here for supply list.

Crochet for Beginners I - Carolyn Hanson: Click here for supply list.

Crochet for Beginners II - Carolyn Hanson: Click here for supply list.

Knitting for Beginners I - Virginia Tucci: Click here for supply list. 

Knit & Crochet for Beginners and Beyond - Jean Miller: Click here for supply list.



Beginning Watercolor - Cecily Byk: Click here for supply list.

Beyond Basics: Open Studio Painting - Susan Gepford: Please bring whatever painting supplies you prefer. Table space is provided, but you may bring an easel. 



Basic and Beyond Basic Sewing - Harriet McCarter: Click here for supply list.



Massage Therapy Certification Prep with Len Feder: Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage by Mark F. Beck (ISBN# 1435485246) & Trail Guide to the Body by Andrew Biel (ISBN# 0982663404)

*These editions are recommended, but not required. Students may purchase previous editions as well. 




Computer Training Services:

Optional Textbook: Quickbooks 2010 On Demand (by Gail Perry, Laura Madeira (ISBN#978-0-7897-4323-7)


Jen Liu:
Beginning Chinese: Books will be provided by the instructor.


Aneta Mascaro:

All Levels: Get Started in French with Audio CD: A Teach Yourself Program by Catrine Carpenter (ISBN# 1444174592) and French Verb Tenses: Fully Conjugated Verbs by Jeffrey Chamberlain and Lara Finklea Mangiafico (ISBN# 1438002904)
Click here for Aneta's website.



Mary Kessler:

Beginning Italian: Italian Made Simple by Cristina Mazzoni (ISBN# 9780767915397)


Aneta Mascaro:

All Levels: Get Started in Italian Paperback with Audio CD by Vittoria Bowles (ISBN# 1444174711)

Click here for Aneta's website.


Matilda Secci:

Beginning Italian , Beginning Italian II, Intermediate Italian I and Intermediate Italian IIIGet Started in Italian  (Vittoria Bowles)

Advanced Italian:  Easy Italian Reader (Riccarda Saggese)

Lettura e ConverszioneIl Gattopardo (Tomasi di Lampedusa)

Supplemental Workbook:  Italiano Essenziale I for Beg. Italian I and II and  Italiano Essenziale II for higher level courses.  Note:  this book is only available by ordering it through the instructor once the class begins.



Linda Lopez

Beginning Levels: Barron's Spanish Now! Level 1 (orange book), Eighth Edition, by Ruth Silverstein, Heywood Wald & Allen Pomerantz (ISBN# 1438075235)

Intermediate Levels: Barron's Spanish Now! Level 2 (blue book), Third Edition, by Christopher Kendris (ISBN# 0764141104)


Gail Soltysik:

Beginning Spanish I & II: Barron's Spanish Now! Level 1, 8th Edition, by Ruth Silverstein, Heywood Wald and Allen Pomerantz (ISBN# 1438075235)



RoseMarie Johnson:

Beginning and Intermediate German (All Levels): There is no required book. All materials will be provided by the instructor in class.

Advanced German at Madison Civic Center: Zonenkinder by Jana Hensel (ISBN# 349802972X)

Advanced German at Westfield High School: Gehen, Ging, Gegangen by Jenny Erpenbeck (ISBN# 3813503704)



Kumiko Nagami:

Beginning Japanese I & II: Japanese for Busy People I Revised 3rd Edition, Roman Version (ISBN# 978-4-7700-3010-8)

Japanese III & IV: Japanese for Busy People I, Revised 3rd Edition, Kana Version (ISBN# 978-4-7700-3009-2)



Tatiana Ivanova:

Beginning Russian I & II: There is no required book. All materials will be provided by the instructor in class.



Diane Montemorano: 

Beginning American Sign Language - ASL I: There is no required book. All materials will be provided by the instructor in class.




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