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A special note regarding the coronavirus:

We hope you and your families are doing well. We appreciate all of your kind notes, generosity, and thoughts of support!  
The well-being of our students and instructors is our top priority, and it is with that in mind that we sadly announce the cancellation of all in-person spring classes and trips.  In order to process refunds/credits, we will be contacting each of you via email in the coming days.  At that time, we will ask you to complete a quick survey to help us understand how you would like us to handle any money owed to you (our COVID-19 Refund Policy is shown below for your reference).  If you are in more than one class/trip, the survey will give you an opportunity to tell us how to proceed with all of your enrollments. If you have unsubscribed from our Adult School marketing emails, or have not provided an e-mail to us, we ask that you please contact us immediately so that we can update our records with accurate contact information.
The financial impact on us as small 501c3 non-profit is significant. Canceling our classes places a severe financial strain our program, and so we humbly ask for your help during this difficult time.
If you are able, please consider making a one-time donation to The Adult School. Simply look for the "make a donation" box on the right side of this screen. 
Once we begin sending emails out regarding your canceled class, you will have the opportunity to help in additional ways:

Consider converting all or a portion of your tuition into an acknowledged donation which you may be able to use for tax-reporting purposes.  Even a $5 donation would make a difference to our bottom line and our ability to continue to offer life-long learning opportunities in the future.

Or, if you are one of our regulars (or were hoping to become one!) please consider accepting a website credit for whatever money is owed to you.  The Adult School pays a fee each time a credit card is refunded, and with 1,600+ students, that amount will be significant.  Your website credit will be valid until April 1, 2022 and can be used toward any class and/or trip offered in the future.

Thank you for your patience and your continued support of our school. We've said it before, but it bears repeating...While we know these are uncertain times, we have every reason to believe that things will return to normal at some point (hopefully soon!). When that happens, whatever the date, our in-person classes will resume, and we will see you once again in our classrooms.  We know you join us in looking forward to that time.  Until then, stay well!  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

COVID-19 Refund Policy

The $10 registration is normally non-refundable.  However, for those of you accepting website credits, we will include the $10 as part of your credit.  If you prefer a credit card refund, the $10 registration will remain non-refundable.

For classes currently underway, we have done our best to transition to online classes. 
If the instructor deems the subject matter to be not feasible in an online format, or if you are unable to continue in an online format for any reason, you are entitled to a partial credit/refund equal to the cost of the sessions that could not meet in person. 
For all classes canceled prior to the first class:
If the instructor deems the subject matter to be not feasible in an online format, or if you are unable to continue in an online format for any reason, you are entitled to a full refund for the class. 

For Adult School Broadway trips: 
All tickets have already been purchased and paid for.  We are currently waiting on more information to determine whether the show will take place, and will keep you posted as we learn more. 
For all other Adult School trips:
All other Adult School trips will be re-scheduled for the fall.  As such, we would like to hold off on issuing credits/refunds at this point in time.  As always, a full refund will be provided if we are unable to re-schedule, or if we re-schedule for a date you cannot attend.  However, we know that many of you also have financial concerns due to COVID-19, so we will work with students on an individual basis for credits/refunds if they are unable to wait until a new date has been determined.  
For Group Tour trips:
Group Tours should have been in touch with all participants on their trips.  If you have not heard from them, please contact them at grouptours101@aol.com.


The above message was updated at 12:33 pm on March 25

A non-profit organization serving the community with lifelong learning opportunities


Whether you are looking to advance a career, pursue a passion, or to simply enjoy life more fully, join us at The Adult School.  Share in the adventure of learning by taking one (or more!) of our many classes that are interesting, informative, useful, and fun. 

If you find that your preferred class is full, please add your name to our wait list. In some cases, we are able to open a new section based on demand.  We do not charge tuition until you are admitted into to a class.

We also ask that you do not delay in registering for a class that interests you.  Although we happily accept same day registrations, we are sometimes forced to cancel classes with low enrollment.  We do our best to run classes whenever possible, but having accurate headcounts makes it easier for us to know how to proceed with these decisions. 


3 Easy Ways to Register:

Online: Browse our catalog by exploring the categories shown to the left.   

In Person: Madison Civic Center, 28 Walnut Street, Madison NJ, 2nd Floor (9:00 am-2:30 pm, Monday-Thursday; 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Friday)

By Phone: 973-443-9222

Registration Fee Policy: A non-refundable registration fee of $10 per person is due each semester (i.e. spring, fall).  Each online registration incurs the $10 fee. If you have already paid the registration fee and wish to add additional classes, please call our office to avoid incurring a duplicate $10 charge.  The Adult School will not refund duplicate registration fees.  If registering for only one class that costs $10 or less, the registration fee will be waived if registration is done over the phone.  If additional classes are purchased during the same semester, regardless of the price of the classes, the registration fee will be charged.   

Refund Policy: NO REFUND will be given once a class has started.  The registration fee is non-refundable, but class cost will be reimbursed if student withdraws at least one week prior to the start of class.  For example, if class begins on a Monday, The Adult School must receive the withdrawal/refund request by midnight of the Sunday one week prior to the start date.  Refunds will be issued in the original form of payment, minus a $5 processing fee for each dropped class.

Closing Policy: In general, if the school district in which your classes are held is closed due to weather, all Adult School classes will be canceled in that location.  Closings due to inclement weather will be announced on our website or by calling the recorded message at 973-443-9222.  Instructors will make every effort to re-schedule canceled classes. 

Wondering about class supplies and/or textbooks?  Click on the FAQ tab above for detailed information. 

Did you know that The Adult School is a non-profit relying on generous support from our students and the community?  Each year, your financial support is essential to enabling us to continue to service the surrounding communities with diverse, high-quality learning opportunities.  Please consider making a donation to The Adult School by clicking in the box on the right.  Every donation is greatly appreciated and tax deductible!


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