Lowell Public School System

At Lowell Adult Education Center we offer two types of classes: Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language.

Our main site for the day program is located at 408 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA.

Our main site for evening classes is Lowell High School, 50 Father Morrissette Blvd, 3rd Floor.

We also offer classes at satellite programs throughout the city. Please see the list below for addresses and contact information.

Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes are offered both in the mornings and evenings to help adults prepare for the Hi-Set exam. The HiSET exam became the high school equivalency exam throughout the state of Massachusetts in early 2014. We cover the five subject areas found on the test: Math, Reading, Writing, Social Studies and Science. We invite adult learners to participate in a comfortable, non-threatening learning experience. Anyone who is a minimum of 16 years old and has officially withdrawn from school is eligible to participate in test preparation classes.


English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes bring adults from various cultural backgrounds together to study the English language. All instruction is in English. Students must be a minimum of 18 years old.

Satellite Locations

(Updated September 24, 2014)

Asian Adult Education Project (ESOL Classes)
Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association (CMAA)

465 School Street
Lowell, MA 01851
(978) 454-6200 ext. 1018

Mornings: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
9 a.m. to 12 noon
Register on the same days at 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday and Wednesday OR Thursday and Friday
5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Registration during class time

Citizenship Class (open only for students enrolled in other classes at CMAA)
Monday, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Family Literacy Center (ESOL Classes)
43 Highland Street
Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 674-4330
Eligible parents must have their child enrolled in the FLC Early Childhood classes for ages 3-5. Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon and a Parenting/PACT class on Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Family Literacy Center (FLC) Child Care Providers (ESOL Classes)

Open to foreign-speaking adults who are childcare providers
Lowell High School, 3rd Floor Room 610
Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Family Literacy @ Murkland School (ESOL Classes)
350 Adams Street
Lowell, MA 01854
Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – 12 noon
Preference given to parents with children in the Lowell Public Schools
(978) 937-2826; Ask for Carrie

CTI/Head Start (ESOL Classes)
126 Phoenix Avenue
Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 454-5100, ext. 7181; Ask for Betty

CTI/Youthbuild (HiSET and PreHiSET Classes)
167 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 459-0551; Ask for Kylee

CTI (HiSET and PreHiSET Classes)
155 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA (978) 654-5724
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Registration on the same days at 9 a.m.

Lowell Transitional Living Center (HiSET and Pre-HiSET Classes)
205 Middlesex Street
Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 458-9888; Ask for Alison

Out of School Youth Program (OSY) (HiSET Classes)
@Middlesex College
33 Kearney Square
Lowell, MA
(978) 656-3104
Classes are for 16 – 22 year old youth
Monday through Friday
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

UTEC (HiSET Classes)
UTEC Workforce Development Program
34 Hurd Street
Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 856-3963; Ask for Tressa

Students must be between the ages of 16 and 21 when enrolled.
Monday through Friday