Gardner Pilot Academy Adult Education Program

gardner_logoOur mission is to provide quality learning and social opportunities for our diverse student body, engage families, and offer health and community services through innovative programs and partnerships.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

The Gardner Pilot Academy‘s ESOL program advocates learning through investigation while building skills for independence and life-long learning.


The program challenges students to set and meet personal education goals. It is designed to develop students’ oral communication, as well as reading and writing skills. We also explore the experience and knowledge that every student brings to the program as English language skills are taught using themes and content related to the interests, needs, and experience of the learners, including their educational, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.

GPA’s ESOL program consists of six levels of classes:
Survival Literacy, Basic Beginner, Beginner, Low Intermediate, High Intermediate/Advanced.

Classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

All classes are free of charge and child care is available.