Opens August 20!
We’re offering many exciting classes in many diverse subjects, something for almost everyone!
Click on our catalog cover at right to download a complete pdf listing of our Summer classes. Fall classes will be announced August 20. The Community Education department serves as an outreach arm of the Des Moines Public Schools. We provide educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities responsive to the needs of the community, promoting the concepts of lifelong learning and personal growth.
Click here or on the catalog cover above to view our catalog in pdf!
If you need to cancel your registration, please contact us immediately since many classes maintain waiting lists. A $10 processing fee will be charged for all registrations cancelled by participants. The processing fee applies to all refunds except for those classes filled or cancelled by Community Education. Instructors are hired on the basis of enrollment. For this reason, participant cancellations will be eligible for a refund (minus the $10 processing fee) ONLY if the cancellation is made within 7 calendar days after the class starts. Refunds will NOT be given later than 7 days after the start of class. Amounts $10 or lower will not be refunded. Requests for refunds for 1-night classes must be made 48 hours prior to the class start time. Refunds will NOT be given for 1-night classes after the class has already met.
Many of our classes are Youth Friendly, meaning that children under 18 are encouraged to attend. Check our class descriptions under Youth Friendly for minimum ages.