Albemarle County Adult Education ESOL: English for Speakers of Other Languages Program

 The Albemarle County Adult Education ESOL Program offers general English classes with year-round registration for beginner- to advanced-level students.  Classes are held at Albemarle High School. The program also offers beginner-, intermediate- and advanced-level communication skills daytime classes and T.O.E.F.L. preparation classes. For more information and to download a registration form go to the website.

Albemarle County Parks & Recreation

Offers many classes locally.

Albemarle County Schools

The county's community education program, Open Doors, offers a variety of classes, including art (painting, stained class, woodworking, photography, etc.), music, cooking, computers, yoga, belly dancing, golf, gardening, sign language and finance.

Charlottesville Department of Parks & Recreation

A broad range of classes and competitive sports are available for children and adults. Activities vary by age and include art, dance, music, basketball, tennis, swimming, gymnastics and more. 

McGuffey Arts Center

201 2nd Street NW

Classes are offered in creative bookmaking, calligraphy, fiber arts, Chinese brush painting, African dancing, glass blowing, stained glass, painting and printmaking. Children and adults. Call for further information.


151 McIntire Park Drive (Brooks Family YMCA is the closest to the Law School)

Offers a wide variety of programs for men, women and children. Programs include swim team, martial arts, basketball, summer day camp, karate and weight control. Also offers child care.

Piedmont Virginia Community College

Route 20 South, just south of I-64

Offers variety of courses in both academic and nonacademic fields. Registration takes place in January, May, and August. Charlottesville Transit bus available to campus.

UVA School of Continuing and Professional Studies

104 Midmont Lane, Zehmer Hall

Offers a large number of credit and noncredit courses starting in September and January. The spring catalog is available in January, and the brochure for the fall session is available in late August and may be picked up at the School of Continuing Ed. Cost varies for noncredit classes.