Waltham Educational Opportunities
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Online Waltham Community Directory
Adult Basic and Civic Education -
Contact: Sandra Walsh - Waltham School Department, 617 Lexington Street -
This program offers courses in English as a Second Language, literacy
Adult Education Math Practice -
Test your knowledge of numbers, algebra, measurements and data analysis.
Advaita Meditation Center - 28 Worcester Lane -
A non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to promoting meditation and spiritual inquiry, hosting weekly discussion groups, classes, instruction in meditation, workshops, weekend retreats and other activities.
Bentley University -
Division of Continuing Education, Beaver and Forest Streets - 781-891-2800
Bentley offers professional development programs, certificates and
seminars for business professionals as well as customized education
and training programs. Adults may take undergraduate classes on an
Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts -
274 Moody Street, 02453
Boston University CDIA offers Certificate programs in 3D Animation, Graphic and Web Design, Digital Photography, Filmmaking, Web Development and Audio Production.
Brandeis University -
Continuing Education Summer Courses, 415 South Street - 781-736-2000
Pre-medical science and liberal arts courses are available on an open-enrollment
basis for anyone with a high school degree.
Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School -
785 Beaver Street -
781-894-2644 Fax: 781-894-5205
9-12, PG, Coed, Day 75, Boarding 83
Charles River Public Internet Center -
154 Moody Street 02453 - 781-891-9559
The Charles River Public Internet Center in Waltham, MA is a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit, educational organization. Our center seeks to ensure that
everyone has an equal opportunity to become computer literate and has access
to the power of the Internet. The CRPIC provides much needed low and
no-cost computer and Internet access and training for individuals and
organizations. The CRPIC offers computer training for a variety of purposes
and audiences, as well as Internet and software access for the whole
We have free public access 6 days a week.
Monday to Thursday Noon - 8pm
Friday Noon - 4pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm
During the times that we offer free public access, we also offer FREE
one-on-one tutoring. Anyone from the community can make an appointment for
a half-hour session. Tutors are volunteers from Bentley College. They can
help the absolute beginner or the person wishing to set up an email account
or the person who needs to post a resume. We encourage all to take
advantage of this incredible opportunity. There is no cost and there is no
Communicative Health Care Associates -
Contact: Peg Iarossi - 59 Vernon Street - 781-899-4709
Communicative Health Care Associates offers courses in American
Sign Language, lip reading and other language-related issues.
Department of Transitional Assistance -
See listing under Social Services.
GED Practice Tests
Jewish Vocational Service -
See listing under Social Services.
Metalwerx is a metalworking
school and community metals studio at 50 Guinan Street.
Middlesex Community College -
MyBookworm - The Adult and Continuing Education Resource
Power Program -
Contact: Kathleen Chlapowski - 20 Exchange Street (days at Boys and Girls Club) and 510 Moody Street (nights at South Middle School) - 781-893-0315
The Power Program offers free courses in English as a Second
Language, GED, citizenship, family and workplace literacy.
Some tutoring available.
Volunteer opportunities: Tutoring individuals, assisting teachers, technology,
office work, special projects, etc.
Scientist-Teacher Partnership -
Contact: Mike Squillante - 2 Leslie Road - 781-890-3333
The partnership is a volunteer effort to improve the quality of science
education by making science more interesting for students. Local
professional scientists volunteer to make short presentations to students
and describe what they do as scientists.
Volunteer opportunities: Visiting classrooms, giving presentations and
Contact: Norm Heckman -
Toastmasters is a club dedicated to improving members' public-speaking, communications and leadership skills. Members prepare and deliver speeches, conduct meetings and get constructive feedback. Three open-membership clubs meet in Waltham:
sylvanspeakers.freetoasthost.com - meets on Wednesdays at noon
minutemen.freetoasthost.us - meets on weekday evenings
www.smtoastmasters.org - meets on weekday evenings
There is no charge to visit, everyone is welcomed.
Tri-Community Educators -
Contact: Linda Silvio - 124 Watertown Street, Watertown 02172 -
Tri-Community Educators provides training and outreach programs
for early-childhood education professionals in Waltham, Watertown
and Belmont, including workshops for directors and teachers,
recreational events, an Early Childhood Fair (with booths representing
all the educators in the area), and teacher appreciation awards.
Waltham Adult Continuing Education Evening School -
Contact: Sandra Walsh - 617 Lexington Street - 781-314-5572
The city offers low-cost one-to 10-week courses held fall and spring
at Waltham High School. Subjects range from preparation for obtaining a GED, learning Spanish, Introduction to Computers, Belly Dancing, Cooking classes, Woodworking, Quilting, Stained Glass and so much more.
Waltham Evangelical Free Church ESL Classes -
Contact: Alex McDonough - 21 Bruce Road - 781-891-5238
The Evangelical Church offers low-cost summer adult education
courses at various levels in English as a Second Language.
Waltham Head Start -
80 Hall Street - 781-647-0542
Head Start is a free federally-funded early childhood program for
pre-school children (3-4 years old) from low-income families.
Volunteer opportunities: Classroom help, office work, story reading,
cooking, playing music, sharing culture.
Waltham Homeschoolers Association -
Contact: Sue Burkart - 6 Hemlock Terrace - 781-899-6230
This informal association provides support, information and resources
to families who are or are considering homeschooling their children.
Waltham Public Library -
See listing under Cultural Resources.
WATCH ESL Classes -
517 Moody Street - 781-891-6689
WATCH offers ESL classes and literacy tutoring at various levels for
a minimal charge.
Volunteer opportunities: Teaching ESL and tutoring literacy; training
can be provided.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Waltham Campus
Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Waltham campus offers professional development programs,
certificates, and other training.
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Created: March 29, 1997. Updated: 11 June 2011
...always under construction!