Changes for the SMAS Foster City Location
San Mateo Adult School is no longer able to offer ESL classes in Foster City.
SMAS staff is sorry we can no longer offer the classes at the Foster City location. We hope the students who attended Foster City location classes will discover the joys of coming to our Poplar Street Main Campus.
Staff and students welcome you!
Registering for ESL Classes at the Poplar Street Main Campus
Former Foster City ESL students should come to our Poplar Street Main Campus on
Tuesday, August 22nd or Wednesday, September 5th from 8:30 am to 11:00 am.
--- This is a special time for former Foster City location ESL students!
At that time, you will be placed into an ESL class at our Poplar Street Campus. ESL Learning Specialist Marina will help you find the right class for you and help you accustom to the new campus.
Getting to Poplar Street Main Campus
* The address is 789 East Poplar Ave.
* The cross streets are Humboldt and Delaware.
* The campus is just a few blocks from the Poplar Street and Peninsula Street exits of the 101 freeway.
* The campus is next to San Mateo High School and across the street from College Park Elementary.
* With three schools in the area, mornings can be busy with lots of traffic. Please drive carefully. Watch for pedestrians - especially young children. Allow time to find parking.
* The campus has several parking lots. They fill up quickly in the morning. If the parking lots are full, look for parking on the street.
* For information about taking the bus, check out samtrans.com
* You can call 1 - 800 - 660 - 4287 and they will give you complete instructions for taking the bus.
* El Camino is about ten blocks to the west of the main campus. It is a flat, safe area to walk.
* The "ECR" - El Camino Real - Samtrans bus has many stops on El Camino. You can walk from the bus stop to the school. Many students do this.
* Consider carpooling or taking the bus with a friend or former classmate.
Red for Adult Ed on Tuesdays
On the Poplar Street Main Campus, we wear Red for Adult Ed on Tuesdays to take pride in our school and carry the message that Adult Education Matters. Please join us in this custom.
We can't wait to meet you!
Call 650 - 558 - 2100