Middletown established the Woodrow Wilson Veterans School in 1945 to assist and educate veterans returning from World War II. The school’s purpose was to ensure that the servicemen and women who sacrificed so much for this country would have access to a wealth of opportunities in education, in the workplace, and in community life. In the years that followed, these opportunities were extended to everyone in the community who wanted to complete their education, learn a marketable job skill, or pursue a new hobby or interest.
In 1953, the name of the school was officially changed to the Middletown Adult High School. Today, the Middletown Adult Education program has grown into an important regional program, serving the school districts and meeting the needs of an increasing number of people of all ages and backgrounds. Since the first graduation in 1946, more than 3,600 people from across Middlesex County have received their diplomas from Middletown Adult Education. And, on a national level, both educational professionals and federal officials have recognized Middletown’s adult education program for its leadership and innovation.
Middletown Adult Education reflects with pride on its many years of service. We look forward to working with local school districts, businesses and corporations, community agencies and the citizens of our region as we remain dedicated to responding effectively to the community’s educational needs.