What is the Montrose Area Adult School?

To find out more about the Montrose Area Adult School visit the Our Mission page.

How do I register for a class?

Class registration forms are included in the catalog or can be viewed and printed out here.

What time of year do classes meet?

The Montrose Adult School has both a Spring and Fall Semester. The Spring semester begins on or around the middle of March and the Fall semester begins after Labor Day.  There are several  classes that start earlier and several that extend beyond the end of the typical semester so have your calendar nearby when you read through this catalogue.

Where and at what time do classes meet?

Montrose Area Adult School classes happen at many different times of day. Classes are scheduled throughout the week at different times and locations. We feature some Saturday workshops and a number of different out of town trips. Be sure to read through the information for the class you’re interested in carefully: including when and where the class takes place.

How much does it cost to take a class through the Montrose Area Adult School?

Students typically pay $5.00 for each course session unless it is an extended workshop; so if the course meets 4 times, the cost to a student is $20.00. A day long workshop will have an additional fee.  Some courses require an additional fee for materials or items required for the course. As you would expect, trips and tours have additional costs associated with them that a standard class does not. Be sure to read through the information for the tour or trip you’re interested in carefully.

Are classes ever canceled for weather?

If the Montrose Area School District is closed or there is early dismissal, Adult School classes held at the MASD schools will be canceled. You can check whether MASD is open at their website, www.masd.info. Your instructor may also have additional info about classes being closed for the weather.

Can a teenager enroll in a class?

These are classes for adults.  However, if you have a child or grandchild of high school age who is highly interested in a topic and wants to take a class with you, let us know and we will double-check with the instructor. Children in classes must  be accompanied by a parent, guardian or adult family member.

Are there scholarships or financial aid available?

We do have a scholarship fund if you would like help with tuition. Call us at (570) 432-0184 or email maadultschool@gmail.com  for more information.

Can I suggest/teach a course?

If you have a suggestion for a new course or want to consider teaching one yourself, there is a course proposal form here. Course proposals for the Fall terms are due by June 5th and courses for the spring terms are due by Jan.  5th.


For most classes there needs to be a minimum of 6 students for the class to be held. If there is less than 6 students, the class may be canceled and refunds will be sent to the students who registered.  If you need to cancel a class please let the adult school know ASAP.  There may be someone on the waiting list waiting for a spot in the class.  You will receive a refund if the cancellation is 2 weeks before the start of the class.