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Established in 1969, Valley Regional Adult Education (VRAE) was the first regional adult education agency in Connecticut. We provide 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.

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 2022) 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.

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

To learn more about Valley Regional Adult Education, browse this website, call us at (203) 924-6651, or contact us online.