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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. We offer a wide variety of classes in a safe, healthy, and supportive environment. SBAS is located in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County, California.

 Interesting Info about SBAS...
  • SBAS is WASC Accredited

  • SBAS has been in operation since 1918.

  • Anyone 18 or older may attend.

  • There are no residency requirements. 

  • SBAS offers classes at the Edison Center and El Camino Community College. 
  • 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"
  • SBAS has been named a Promising Practice Program in ESL Citizenship by the State of California in 2021.
  • SBAS has been named a Promising Practice Program in Writing by the California Department of Education in 2023.
  • ESL classes are offered in the morning, Monday through Friday and evening, Monday through Thursday.

  • Our 1,080 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.  

  • We are an Authorized Pearson View GED Testing Center.
  • SBAS has partnered with South Bay Workforce Investment Board and Torrance One Stop.

  • Students can receive support with applications for public assistance programs such as SNAP and TANF and other support resources through our Resource Office.