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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

Assessment & Registration
Registration, Assessment and Orientation Nights

2023 - 2024 classes will be in person at Cristo Rey High School.  For your safety and others, we require that students and teachers be vaccinated to attend.

New Student Assessments

​We are no longer accepting new students for the current Fall semester (September to December 2023).  The next assessment nights will be in December for classes in January 2024.  

Our assessment will tell us your level so that you are placed in the correct class. Classes are held Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7 - 8:30 pm 

If you are accepted into the program, the registration fee for Spring semester is $40 (January - May). 

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



College Connection:

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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 $30 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.  

Fall 2023 Calendar



Mon, Sep 4                          Labor Day Holiday

Thu, Sep 7; 6:30-8:30          New Student Orientation

Mon, Sep 11                        First night of classes

Thu, Sep 14                          CASAS Practice – All Students 

Tue, Sep 19                          CASAS – All Students 



Mon, Oct 2; 6:30-8             New Student Assessment

Mon, Oct 9                         NO CLASS – Indigenous People’s Day

Tue, Oct 10; 6:30-8:30        New Ss Orientation

Tue, Oct 17                         CASAS – New Students

Thu, Oct 26                         NO CLASS – Cristo Rey Teacher Conferences



Mon, Nov 13                       Student Evaluations

Nov 20 - Nov 24                 NO CLASS – Thanksgiving Week



Mon, Dec 11;  6:30-8          New Ss Assessment + Returning Ss Registration + Regular class

Tue, Dec 12                         NO CLASS – Our Lady of Guadalupe

Thu, Dec 14; 6:30-8            New Ss Assessment + Returning Ss Registration + Regular class

Tue, Dec 19                         Last night of classes

Winter Break – 12/20/23 through 1/3/24

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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