Valley Regional Adult Education


We are here when you need us!

Academic Programming is for obtaining your high school credentials or to learn and improve your English language skills. Academic classes are FREE to Valley residents. We are open 12 months a year with day and evening classes. There is free parking.  Our staff is friendly and caring, our teachers and counselors are state-certified.

Enrichment Programming (will return in 2021 Fall) is classes for adults in Arts & Crafts, Career & Work, Cooking, Dance, Digital Photography, Fitness, Garden, Home, Mind & Body, Personal Development, Recreation, Technology, World Languages and more.  Classes are held in local schools and studios or online. Also once a month bus trips to New England and New York attractions.

We were the first regional adult education agency in Connecticut, established in 1969, Valley Regional Adult Education (VRAE) provides educational services to the residents of Ansonia, Derby, Monroe, Seymour, and Shelton. Adults come to Valley Regional Adult Education to attend our free Academic Programs or to take advantage of numerous enrichment classes offered in each Valley town.

These programs operate through each local school district for the benefit of its community residents.

 VRAE mission statement

At Valley Regional Adult Education, we are committed to developing a sense of “community education†in which local citizens, schools, agencies, and businesses work together to address the educational needs of the Valley Community. Our goal is to be a vital organization, responsible for creating an environment that continually fosters 100% engagement of students and staff through:

  • Commitment
  • Integrity
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Quality

Statement of Non-Discrimination, Accessibility & Accommodations
In compliance with regulations of the Office of Civil Rights and with Equal Opportunity practices as determined by state and federal legislation, VRAE as a matter of policy, does not knowingly condone discrimination in employment, assignment, program or service on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or related abilities to perform their duties of the position. Individuals with a disability who require an accommodation in order to participate in any class, program, activity or when taking the GED exam, please contact (203) 924-6651. 

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Valley Regional Adult Education
54 Grove Street
Shelton, CT 06484
(203) 924-6651

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