LAS CASAS is an educational program offering English instruction to adults.  Classes take place at Cristo Rey de la Salle High School, in the Fruitvale District of Oakland.  For your safety and others, we require that students be vaccinated to attend classes. 

Classes are held Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m.  

We offer five levels of instruction from Introduction through Intermediate. We follow a school calendar, beginning in September and ending in May. 



While our main registration happens at the start of Fall and Spring semesters, we offer rolling enrollment. We hold assessment nights throughout the school year for those who didn’t get in at the start of the semester. It is possible to enroll in classes following a placement test, and pending space available.


To apply for classes, students must attend an Assessment Night.  To see our upcoming schedule for Assessment and Registration, click here.



Assessment & Registration

Registration, Assessment and Orientation Nights

2022 - 2023 classes will be in person at Cristo Rey High School.  For your safety and others, we require that students and teachers be fully vaccinated and boosted to attend. 

New Student Assessment - Fall 2022

Our next Assessment Nights for new students: 

  • Monday, August 22 - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m

  • Tuesday, August 23 - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m

Our assessment will tell us your level so that you are placed in the correct class.  Full COVID Vaccination is REQUIRED.  

Visit our COVID Resources page to learn about testing and vaccination.​

​If you have questions or would like more information, please email or call or text (510) 842-3070.  

Returning Student Registration - Fall 2022

Registration Nights for returning students: 

  • Monday, August 22 - Last names A - L - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m

  • Tuesday, August 23 - Last names M - Z - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m


The registration fee for Fall 2022 is $30.


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Voices from Our Students

New Students

To register for classes with Las Casas, students must complete an oral and written Assessment to determine their class level.  There are 2 or 3 Assessment nights each semester (Fall and Spring). Once a student has been assessed they are placed in one of five class levels.  If space is available, a postcard is mailed asking the student to come and register. 

Orientation and registration is required for all new students before starting class (see below for the next available Assessment and Orientation dates)  The registration fee varies by semester - the Fall semester is $25 and the Spring semester is $40.  The registration fees include the textbook and all classroom materials.  


Returning Students

Students continuing from the prior semester can register for classes at a Registration night.  

2021-2022 Calendar





Mon, 2/14     New Student Orientation / Returning Student Registration

Tue, 2/15       First night of all classes



Tue, 3/1         CASAS Assessment, New students only

Mon, 3/14      New Student Assessment, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Tue, 3/22        New Student Orientation, 6:30 - 8:30 pm



Thu, Apr 14  thru Sun, Apr 24 – Spring Break – NO CLASS

Tue, 4/26      LCAT – All classes



Mon, 5/9       CASAS Assessment – All classes

Tue, 5/17      Last night of Classes

Thu, 5/19      End of Year All School Celebration

Thank you, truly thank all of you.  You don't know how much your help truly changes our lives.  It's not just that we learn; You help us create a new life. Thank you and god bless every one of you that gifts us your time and commitment.

- Student, 2018

Gracias, realmente gracias a todos ustedes. No saben cuánto su ayuda realmente cambia nuestras vidas. No es solo que aprendemos; Nos ayudan a crear una nueva vida. Gracias y que Dios los bendiga a cada uno de ustedes que nos regala su tiempo y compromiso.

- Estudiante, 2018


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