The Academy of Lifelong Learning

Welcome to the new season of the Academy of Lifelong Learning.

The Academy of Lifelong Learning’s primary purpose is to provide a venue for the offering of group study on topics selected by the membership and approved by the lead administrator of Community Relations and Franciscan University of Steubenville’s governing officials. Emphasis is on a peer-led, peer-taught learning opportunity. Some members will exercise study group leadership while others will actively participate in research and presentation during the course of each study group. Study groups may be augmented with planned social activities, lectures, trips, and other events of significant membership interest. Opportunity for informal member interaction is provided in designated Franciscan University of Steubenville facilities, or at off-site locations as indicated by the course of study.


The six-week long semesters are offered twice a year; one in the Spring and one in the Fall. You must be a member to go on any trips planned by the Academy of Lifelong Learning. There is a $60 membership fee per person per semester, and enables the member to attend any and all classes being offered during the semester. The fee for a married couple will be $100. Membership fees are due before classes begin.

Please see the registration form for more information.

Trip Offerings
Trips with Prime Time

For a variety of reasons, we have decided to take a different approach to our trip offerings. Prime Time, one of our community partners, has graciously offered to let ALL members join them on their planned trips for the same price offered to Prime Time members.

Phyllis Kolopajlo from Prime Time will be at the March 12th Open House to present information and brochures on the two trips being offered.

Trip to North-Central Ohio

On Thursday, May 12 a Brown Bag Tour featuring the counties of Wooster, Orville, Dalton and Holmes.

Visit the Everything Rubbermaid retail store in Wooster, the J.M. Smucker Company Store and Café. The tour continues on to Lehman’s Hardware which offers simple products for a simpler life. The P. Graham Dunn Gallery, which manufactures inspirational art, gifts and home décor will be the next stop. The day concludes with a delightful Amish-style dinner at a local restaurant in Holmes County.

The trip begins at 7:30 a.m. from the K-Mart parking lot and returns about 8:30 p.m. The cost is $95.00 per person and payment is due by April 8. Non-members are welcome for an additional $10.00 charge.

Checks are to be made payable to Prime Time Center and mailed to: 300 Lovers Lane, Steubenville, OH 43953. Travel arrangements by Wendt Touring, Inc. For more information contact Phyllis Bodo Kolopajlo 740-282-0536 at Prime Time, 300 Lovers Lane, Steubenville, OH 43953.

ALL Class Schedule

Activities Suspended

Due to concerns over COVID-19 Coronavirus infections, all Academy of Lifelong Learning events for Spring 2020 have been suspended until further notice.

Contact Us

For more information call us at 740-544-5169.