Adult Ed General Information

Adult Education


Our classes are open to all adult New Canaan residents. People planning to take classes should sign up as soon as possible. Registration for courses will go on until all classes are filled.

Please use the registration form for all classes including free programs. We can take registrations in person, by phone, online or by mail. Call 203-594-3620 if you have questions.

If you cannot sign up for three months, we will try to let you enroll by the month. We will first take people who want the whole period and then accommodate as many “part-timers” as possible. Fees will then be pro-rated. However, if you cannot come to a class one day, you cannot drop in on a similar class on a different day. You also cannot “give” your class to a friend.

Call Aggie at 203-594-3620 for information about scholarships.

If we need to cancel a class, you will get a full refund. If you need to drop out of a class before it begins, you will get a refund minus a $5.00 processing fee. If you cancel after class starts, you will get a credit, minus a $5.00 processing fee, that can be applied to future classes. Staff must be notified; credits will be issued only for classes occurring after notification.

Trip refunds (minus a $5.00 processing fee) will be issued until deposits have been made to tour companies. At that point we will make every effort to sell your ticket to someone on the wait list, if applicable. If we are unable to sell your ticket, you can sell or give it away as long as you let us know who will be using your ticket.

Don’t know which class to take? You can try a class for free if there is space in the class. Check with Aggie or Lyn at 203-594-3620. Please register for all classes, even free ones. That way, if there is a change in the program, we can let you know. Also we will have enough chairs and handouts for everyone.

Lapham Center is in full compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA). All participants must be capable of performing the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). Review the full policy here.