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New Hope-Solebury School District revives former adult school with pilot of Lions Community School


New Hope-Solebury School District will reintroduce adult learning opportunities for local residents with the launch of its Lions Community School.

The pilot program will leverage the expertise of school district faculty members to offer educational experiences that support physical health and wellness, greater understanding of technology, collaborative learning, and inclusive school environments.

The new program will introduce six new classes for the greater community designed to cater to a wide range of interests and skillsets. The district will offer engaging introductory courses in pickleball, yoga, Microsoft Excel, how to navigate an iPhone, an interactive book club, and a course in English language proficiency specifically tailored to families of students learning English as a second language. This course, titled “Building Bridges Through ESL,” will provide English language instruction for families and also guide district parents and guardians, who lack English language skills, in navigating school resources and supporting their child’s education.

New Hope-Solebury formerly had a community school with a robust offering of educational opportunities, but the nonprofit organization was disbanded due to the pandemic. However, the district has taken efforts to revitalize and reimagine this program to empower community members to pursue their passions and develop new skills. The classes offered will be taught by New Hope-Solebury staff members and hosted using district facilities.

“We are thrilled to introduce our Lions Community School and to offer these exciting new learning opportunities,” said Stephanie Yoder, New Hope-Solebury School District’s community relations manager. “The concept of an adult learning platform reflects our school district’s deep commitment to fostering lifelong learning in our students and to serving as a valued resource for the greater community.”

Registration for the Lions Community School is open. Classes have varying schedules running from late-February through May.

To learn more about the classes and to secure your spot, visit or contact Yoder at

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