Adult Education - Our Mission

  • To provide a variety of high-quality educational services to BPS parents, children, employees, and other Boston residents to develop their educational status, political status, economic status, and lives.

    For over 140 years, Boston Public Schools has responded to adults in need of education and has recognized that parent and family involvement is critical to the success of every child’s education. To improve learning for all children, educational opportunities are made available for parents and other adults in the community.

    We provide basic skills that prepare parents to enter the workforce, higher education, and job training. Our adult students represent the Boston community: native-born Americans and immigrants who need educational credentials, English language skills, and math proficiency to compete in the workforce.


  • Department of Adult Education
    Madison Park Complex - Building 1
    55 Malcolm X Boulevard
    Roxbury, MA 02120
    Phone: 617.635.9300 
    Fax: 617.635.9045

    Kristen D'Avolio, Senior Director

    Karla DeLeon, Director 

    Bryan Nickerson, Director of Operations 

    Chun-Fai Chan, Special Projects Manager

    Ann Ha, Recruitment & Placement Coordinator

    Farah Hilowle, Student Support Specialist: Enrollment 

    Janiel Mayhew, Student Support Specialist: Retention & Success

    Keyahna Tibbs, Student Support Specialist: Engagement 

    Mila Monteiro, LACES Specialist

    Ingrid D., Staff Assistant