Learn about our free high school equivalency classes

Learn about our free high school equivalency classes

The Blue Hills High School Equivalency Program is a friendly, supportive place to learn the basics and master high school skills—so you can pass the HiSET or GED and earn your high school equivalency credential. After passing the HiSET or GED, our students have built better lives for themselves and their families. Some have gotten jobs, promotions, or better jobs. Others have gone on to college and started careers. You can, too!

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Learn about our free ESOL classes

Learn about our free ESOL classes

The ESOL Program is a place to learn English and other important skills. After attending our ESOL program, our students get jobs, promotions, and better jobs. They can help their children with homework and talk to their teachers. They can communicate with their neighbors, doctors, and local businesspeople. We will help you succeed!

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Learn about our program

Learn about our program

When is the next registration? When do classes start? How much do classes cost? What are the class hours? Click here to find out!

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New Student: Registration

All programs: May 3rd 10am – 12:30pm
HSE Only: May 9
th 7-8:30PM

322 Sprague St, Dedham, MA 02026

Our English Classes meet:

Tuesday and Thursday mornings

9:30am – 12:30pm

Our High School Equivalency Classes meet:

Tuesday and Thursday evenings


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  • Blue Hills Adult Education “Springs” into Action with Food Drive

    Blue Hills Adult Basic Education Program would like to take the time out to thank our students who all contributed to the Spring into Action Food Drive that we hosted in April. Students from our day and evening programs contributed monetarily and also over 20 bags of food which were donated to the Dedham Food Pantry on April 12th. It is with great enthusiasm and generosity that our students wanted to help in any way they could for members of our community.


    We are pleased to announce that we have many additions to our current program.  To begin with, we will be adding, to our in-person classes, an opportunity to meet online with your teachers for extra help, review, or simply to spend more time on your studies.  

    There will also be the chance to enroll in completely online classes, which is something that many students have requested.  In order to support our students’ needs, we have added more personnel to work directly with students to set goals, overcome obstacles, and help with plans for the future.  And, there will be a new volunteer tutoring program beginning in the fall. 

  • Check out our Spring Newsletter!


    Students at Blue Hills Adult Education Program collected a wonderful variety of hats, gloves, mittens and scarves for local families in need as part of their yearly community outreach.  “We are so grateful to be a part of the Dedham community and this collection is our way of showing our appreciation,” says Tammy MacDonald, Blue Hills Adult Education Program Coordinator.

    The Blue Hills Adult Education Program, funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Education, has been located at the Capen building in Dedham since 2019. The program offers free classes in Adult Secondary Education (ASE) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The primary goal for ASE students is to pass the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) or GED and thus earn an equivalent high school credential. The primary goal for ESOL students is to improve their English language skills. Learning focuses on career and college readiness. 

Featured Students


“For me Blue Hills is a treasure and I want to share that treasure with everybody…”  Read more


“He began classes in September, 2021 and by this past June, Joan was showing us his official high school equivalency diploma. This September, he visited our program to show us the certificate he just earned as a Medical Interpreter. ”  Read more


“When you learn its ok to make mistakes, and say I don’t know with an open heart. You can do everything if you want to and that’s the most important lesson I learned Blue Hills, believe in myself!”  Read more


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