Bloomington Community Education offers enrichment classes to adults of all ages. Classes are available year-round and can be found in our catalog, which is delivered to Bloomington homes three times per year. Classes are taught by certified and professional instructors as well as members of the community who have a passion for the subject of their class.
Metro South Adult Basic Education offers classes for adults seeking classes in English as a second language, adult diploma, GED, career pathways and college prep.
Learning Exchange offers learning and community involvement opportunities for adults with disabilities.
Bloomington Community Education publishes a catalog of enrichment classes three times per year: August, December, and March. In the catalog you will find information regarding all of our programs and classes for early learners, young learners and adult learners.
Winter/Spring 2023 registration opens at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 14.
Register by calling 952-681-6132 or online at bloomington.ce.eleyo.com.
Adult Enrichment Coordinator
Adult Class Registration Secretary
Bloomington Community Education provides over 250 classes to adults including classes in:
- Artistic endeavors
- Business and investment
- Computers and technology
- Culinary skills
- Dance and music
- Health and wellness
- Hobbies and special interests
- Home improvement
- World languages and cultures
You can register for classes five ways: online, by phone, by mail, walk-in, and by fax.
Registration for Winter/Spring 2023 opens at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 14.
- Cancellations that are customer-initiated must be received within five or more business days in order to qualify for a full refund, minus at $10 processing fee, per person, for each class cancelled.
- Cancellations made less than 5 business days prior to the start of the class will not be eligible for a refund.
- There are no refunds issued after the class has begun.
- Community Education reserves the right to cancel a class that does not meet the minimum enrollment.
Do you have a special skill, talent, or hobby that you would like to share with other Bloomington residents? Have you ever wanted to teach a Community Education class? If you are interested in teaching an adult enrichment class or have questions, contact email@example.com.
Metro South Adult Basic Education
Metro South Adult Basic Education provides English as a Second Language, Adult Diploma, GED, College Prep, and Career Pathways to Adult Students.
Learning Exchange: Adults with Disabilities
Learning Exchange provides lifelong learning and community involvement opportunities for adults with disabilities. We offer a variety of customized classes and special events, as well as training and accommodations to include adults with disabilities 18 and older in all Community Education activities in Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina and Richfield. Classes take place at various locations in the four cities or online.
Learning Exchange is the LE in AR&LE: a consortium of the Adaptive Recreation departments of the cities of Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina and Richfield, with Learning Exchange representing the school districts' community education programs.
Sign Language interpreters and other accommodations are available for adults with disabilities who wish to participate in community education classes in Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina and Richfield. Requests should be placed at least 10 business days before class. Call 952-681-6121 for more information.
See available classes, registration form, and information by clicking on the Learning Exchange Classes button.
Register online by clicking the Register Online button below.
Register by mail by mailing the registration form and payment to:
ISD271/Learning Exchange; 2575 West 88th Street, Suite 200, Bloomington, MN 55431
A participant profile is required to participate in AR&LE programs.
If you have registration questions, leave a voicemail with your phone number and the best time to call you back.
Our learners with developmental disabilities need your assistance to get the most out of community education classes structured specifically for them. Classes in cooking, crafts, performing arts, self-development topics and more are held Monday - Thursday evenings during the school year in Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina and Richfield. Occasionally, classes are held on select weekends.
Each class needs between one and six volunteers, depending on the activity.
As a volunteer, you start with a brief training so you know what to expect and how to comfortably work with learners.
Single-session classes are 1 to 1.5 hours long, and you can sign up at the beginning of each quarter to help with as few or as many as fit your schedule.
- Complete the volunteer application.
- Return your application:
- Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Or mail to
2575 West 88th St. #200
Bloomington, MN 55431
- We will email you a link to online training to complete at your convenience.
Limited financial assistance may be available to help reduce a Learning Exchange class fee. Fill out and submit this tuition assistance form.
2575 W. 88th St., Room 200
Bloomington MN 55431
Note that Learning Exchange classes are not generally held at this address. See AR&LE catalog or class confirmation for class locations.