Entrance to SCALE

Since 1974, SCALE has provided classes and support services to more than 1,200 adult learners (16 years and older) annually who need basic reading, writing and math skills, English instruction for non-native speakers, or a high-school credential.


SCALE’s fully accessible facilities have a computer lab and an on-site GED Test Center. Most classes are free. Fees are charged for orientations, adult evening school, and testing for the GED (General Educational Development) diploma and for the ADP (Adult Diploma Program).


SCALE’s mission is to:

  • Provide a wide range of educational services to respond to the learning needs of adults of all ages.
  • Partner with adult students in goal setting and the learning process as they endeavor to reach their full potential as productive citizens, workers, and family members.
  • Foster a multi-cultural environment where students feel accepted, respected, and supported.

The staff at SCALE has a strong commitment to the individual student’s continuous growth and personal fulfillment as well as to her/his concrete academic skills improvement. SCALE provides a mature and supportive climate in which students feel accepted and respected. Within this environment, students can experience success because they actively participate in the learning process. Both the wealth of experience adult learners bring to the learning situation and the emphasis on direct involvement of students in the formulation of their own goals makes the SCALE learning situation unique. By helping students help themselves, SCALE contributes to the betterment of students, their families, and the community. By helping students help themselves, SCALE contribute to fostering an environment that supports the cultural diversity that is a cornerstone of American life. We do not tolerate intimidation of or discrimination against any group.

scale, somerville

Where Knowledge Blooms

Learn more about SCALE by visiting their website!

Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences
167 Holland Street
Somerville, Massachusetts, 02144
Tel 617-625-6600 ext. 6900


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