Discovery Centre 

Address: 655 Topsail Road, PO Box 70, St. John’s, NL A1C 5H5 

Discovery Centre Adult Education Logo
Tel: (709) 726-3500
Toll-Free: 1-877-446-4226 
Twitter: @DiscoveryCtrNL
St.John’s Region: 655 Topsail Rd, St.John’s, NL, A1E 2E3
Phone: 709-726-3500
Coordinator: Roy Mouland
Admission Officer: Kathleen Brenton

Harbour Grace Region: 90 Water Street W,Harbour Grace, NL, A0A 2M0
Phone: 709-596-0870
Fax: 709-596-0941
Toll-Free: 1-888-208-4800
Coordinator: Debbie Snow

Clarenville Region: 221A Memorial Dr, Clarenville, NL, A5A 1R3
Phone: 709-466-6080
Fax: 709-466-6081
Toll Free: 1-800-563-3288
Coordinator: Sheldon Williams


To provide the community with Adult Basic Education (ABE). 

Target Population:

Adults, 19 years of age or older, wanting to complete their high school education or upgrade for post-secondary training. 

Highlights of Programs/Services Offered:

  • ABE is a provincial program for adult learnersThe Discovery Centre offers both Level II and Level III of the ABE program.
    • Level I: for individuals with limited reading and writing skills
    • Level II is a refresher course for individuals who have been out of school for some time or who need extra time to prepare for level III.  
    • Level III corresponds to grades 10-12 and requires the completion of a minimum of 36 credits to meet graduation requirements. 
  • Professional Adult Educators provide instruction tailored to meet the diverse needs of all learners. 
  • The Discovery Centre provides a friendly, comfortable, non-institutional setting where students can work at their own pace and enjoy a personalized learning experience. 
  • Students could be eligible for sponsorship if:
    • They are currently on income support. 
    • Have been recipients of Employment Insurance in the last ten years.
    • Are currently participating in other government programs.  
    • Wondering if you qualify? Call 1-877-446-I CAN (4226) 
  • To apply contact your local Discovery Centre to schedule an appointment. For a list of Centers, click here. 
  • For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, click here. 

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