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About SBAS

South Bay Adult School empowers and encourages students to be lifelong learners while meeting the diverse needs and interests of the community.

ABOUT US...South Bay Adult School, serving the Beach community for over 90 years, is the 11th largest adult school in California with more than 10,000 annual registrations. We offer a wide variety of classes in a safe, healthy and relaxing environment. SBAS is located in Los Angeles County, California with campuses in Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach

100 years serving the adult education needs and interests of the South Bay Community
34 High School Diplomas awarded June 20, 2018
26 SBAS achieved their High School Equivalency by passing all four sections of the GED
 Interesting Info about SBAS...
  • SBAS has been in operation since 1918.

  • Anyone 18 or older may attend.

  • There are no residency requirements. 

  • SBAS is the 11th largest adult school in California with more than 10,000 students registered annually. 

  • SBAS offers classes at the Edison Center and El Camino Community College. 

  • SBAS Parent Education program has been named a "PROGRAM OF EXCELLENCE" by the State of California twice.

  • SBAS was recognized in November of 2020 by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education for "Innovation in Adult Education Programs"
  • In June 2017, the Edison State Preschool received a perfect score of 35 from Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA).

  • SBAS has been named a Promising Practice Program in ESL Citizenship by the State of California in 2021.

  • ESL classes are offered in the morning, afternoon, and evening, Monday through Friday.

  • Our 1,800 ESL students annually represent more than 65 countries.

  • SBAS is open year-round and offers four terms--Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. 

  • Citizenship classes are provided for both English speakers and English learners.  

  • SBAS sponsors special events throughout the year for students, Open House, Cultural and Seasonal Activities, Book Fairs, Art Shows, Family Nights, Community Lectures, Job Fairs and much more. 

  • SBAS provides valuable services to South Bay parents of K to 12 students--including, English tutoring and the Resource Room at Edison Center.

  • We are an Authorized Pearson View GED Testing Center.

  • January 2016-SBAS has partnered with South Bay Workforce Investment Board and Torrance One Stop.

  • Students can get assistance with applications for SNAP and TANF through our Resource Office.