The Adult School and COVID-19

August 21, 2020

Keeping our students safe is our top priority and, given our current situation, The Adult School has transitioned most of its classes online for the fall semester. Our instructors are looking forward to offering their classes online with the same individual attention as they have done in the past. All classes will be live and in real time and teachers and students will continue to have the opportunity to share ideas and get questions answered. We are also working with a few outside studios who will be offering in-person classes this fall. We require anyone attending in-person classes to follow established social distancing guidelines, including wearing a mask.

Registration for the fall semester will open on August 24, 2020.
Although our office remains closed, we are working from home and will quickly return voicemail and email messages. Our office hours remain the same.


Monday-Thursday, 9 am-2:30 pm
Friday, 9 am-12 pm

Phone: 973-443-9222


In Memorium: James (Jim) DelGiudice

February 17, 1958 – September 15, 2020

It is with great sadness that we share the news that long time Adult School instructor, James “Jim” DelGiudice, passed away suddenly of natural causes on September 15, 2020.


Jim was a lifetime New Jersey resident who picked up a camera on graduating from the Newhouse School in 1979 and spent his life documenting his world. In June, 2020 his article “Distance Learning in the Time of COVID” appeared in Garden State Legacy Magazine.


Jim provided the photography for several National Register of Historic Places nominations and was the primary photographer for 2 books about New Jersey architecture for Rutgers University Press. As of July 2020 his travel photos for Google Maps had been viewed more than 30 million times.


Along with his teaching in Drew University’s Historic Preservation Certificate program, these achievements won Jim a share of the NJ Historic Preservation Award three times. He also served as an adjunct at County College of Morris for 35 years, and lectured at Columbia University’s graduate program in historic preservation, Seton Hall University, New Jersey City University, and Pratt Institute.


Over the years Jim taught a variety of Adult School classes. In recent years he moderated The Great Decisions program sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association and offered at The Adult School.  Jim thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity and developed a loyal following of students and new friends over the 5+ years he moderated the discussions.


From 2013 – September 2020, through his business the Judson Lecture Series, Jim presented over 700 lectures to adult and professional groups around the metropolitan area. The mission of the series was to teach, as Cicero taught, with words that delight, and through images, bring history back to life.

Join us and discover your passion at The Adult School!