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Needham Community Education offers high quality, reasonably priced classes and programs for the greater Needham community. Each year, NCE responds to your interests with over 500 class offerings. Check out the many oportunities to stretch your mind and stretch your skills, and register today.

Summer  more >
The SUMMER EXPLORATIONS catalog is now available.  Check out the wonderful array of offerings!  All registrations will be taken online*, beginning this Monday, March 13.  Use the link on the cover of the catalog (link goes live at 7:00AM). Please note that we use a guest check-out system, so you DO NOT need to set up accounts for your children.
*Scholarship pricing is available for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch, but these registrations cannot be taken online.  Please contact NCE for assistance: 781-455-0400 x235.

Summer Explorations is Needham's hottest summer program, with over 80 exciting, engaging and affordable workshops for children entering grades 1-9.  The weeklong, half-day and full-day classes will run the weeks of  July 3-7 (no classes July 4), July 10-14, July 17-21 and July 24-28. 

There are classes in science, sports, cooking, fine and performing arts, math fun, creative writing, technology and more that will appeal to the inquisitive, active and creative child. All classes are taught by Needham Public Schools staff members and other trained education professionals.  The classes will be held at the High Rock School and the Broadmeadow School.

NCE, in conjunction with the NHS Athletics Department, offers summer sports clinics: 
Rockets Volleyball Clinic: Half-Day (June 22-23, 9:00-12:00 for grades 3-7 and 1:00-4:00 for grades 8-12)
Rockets Volleyball Clinic: Full-Day (9:00-3:00, June 26-29, grades 6-12)
Girls Basketball Clinic (5:00-8:00 pm: July 31-August 3; grades 4-8)
Rockets Field Hockey Clinic (9:00-12:30, July 10-13; grades 5-9)
Rockets Baseball Clinic (9:00-12:30, 7/10-13; grades 3-9)
Intensive Wrestling Clinic (8:30-3:30, July 24-27; grades 6-12)

Questions?  Contact Amy Goldman, NCE Program Director, at amy_goldman@needham.k12.ma.us or 781-455-0400 x214

ADULT  more >>
The Winter/Spring 2017 NCE Adult Ed Catalog is here!

We have many NEW classes, POPULAR instructors returning, and dozens of WELL-REVIEWED classes!
Many classes will start at the end of February or early March. And many have enrollment limits ‚Äď so, avoid disappointment and register early!

REGISTRATION 4 EASY WAYS:
ONLINE: See catalog for link
Phone: 781-455-0400 x235
Mail: NCE, 1330 Highland Ave.
In Person: NCE office, 8am-4pm

HIGH  more >>
NCE Summer College Tours Class and SAT & ACT Prep Classes
The popular College Tours class will be offered the week after school is over, from June 27-29, and gives high school students the opportunity to visit and learn about 6 colleges in 3 days, while accompanied by NHS guidance counselors.  Click here for more details and register today!
NCE is also offering summer sessions of the well-reviewed SAT & ACT Prep Classes.  Click here for more details and register today!

Contact Mary Grace Summergrad, NCE Program Director, at 781-455-0400 x223 or mary_grace_summergrad@needham.k12.ma.us with questions.

The NCE Summer Community Service Program sends teams of students and a faculty leader, via public transportation, to participate in weeklong volunteer activities in Boston the weeks of 7/10, 7/17, and 7/24.  Each program is approximately 6-7 hours a day, including travel time. Specific hours will be determined closer to the start date. Registration begins March 31 and space is VERY limited.  Click here for details and register today!

Questions?  Contact Amy Goldman, NCE Program Director, at amy_goldman@needham.k12.ma.us or 781-455-0400 x214.

MIDDLE  more >>
MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS
The last session of NCE Middle School 2017 programs is upon us. Don't miss out on the final opportunity to get your child signed up for some super cool programs!
End the school year with your child learning something new, all while having fun!  Registration begins at 9:00 am on Monday, April 3rd at https://www.schoolpay.com/link/NCEMS-LASpring17.

Get course details, and the full array of programs in the NCE MIDDLE SCHOOL catalog.
 *Scholarship pricing is available for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch, but these registrations cannot be taken online.  Please contact NCE for assistance: 781-455-0400 x235.  


Registration for NCE INSIDER'S GUIDE to HIGH ROCK begins at 7 AM on Monday, April 3rd. IGHR is a fun orientation program, designed for students who are anxious about the transition to 6th grade.  Click here for program description and details.

Registrations are taken online*.   https://www.schoolpay.com/link/IGHR
*Scholarship pricing is available for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch, but these registrations cannot be taken online.  Please contact NCE for assistance: 781-455-0400 x222.

In addition, please complete the required NCE Student Information Form and return it to NCE. Please note that your child will not be able to attend class until the form is received. This form is already on file if your child has attended the ASAP Program.   


NEW this year is our ASAP (After School at Pollard) program.  This program, for grades 6 - 8, runs daily from 2:20 to 5:00pm.  ASAP provides the scheduling flexibility families need.  You can sign up for just one day or every day through the school year.  Like our NCE classes, ASAP is designed to give s tudents a chance to connect and learn beyond the classroom in a fun, engaging and relaxing enviroment.  See our Pre-registration form for more information.

For more information on any of these programs contact NCE Middle School Program Director, Chris DiCecca at 781-455-0400 x222 or christopher_dicecca@needham.k12.ma.us
ELEMENTARY  more >>
Check out the catalog of NCE ELEMENTARY enrichment classes for the late winter and 
spring sessions! Classes are offered at each elementary school at the end of the school day. Preschool, evening, Saturday, and Early Release Day classes too!


All registrations will be taken online*, beginning Monday, January 9.  Use the link on the cover of the catalog (link goes live at 1AM). Prior to the link going active, you will not be able to view the registration page. 
Please note that we use a guest check-out system, so you DO NOT need to set up accounts for your children.
*Scholarship pricing is available for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch, but these registrations cannot be taken online.  Please contact NCE for assistance: 781-455-0400 x235. 

IMPORTANT: Your child may not attend their class until NCE has received the NCE Student Information Form , required once in the school year. You may submit the form before you register.


Please remember: There are no refunds for withdrawals once a registration has been completed. If NCE must cancel a class, you will receive a refund check from the Town of Needham in approximately 3 weeks.

Questions? Contact Amy Goldman, NCE Program Director, at amy_goldman@needham.k12.ma.us or 781-455-0400 x214.

KINDERGARTEN (KASE)  more >
Welcome September 2017 Kindergarten Families!!!
We are now accepting KASE applications for next September.   KASE-2017 Application Forms can be printed out and returned with your deposit to the NCE office, 1330 Highland Ave., Needham MA 02492.
For more information see our 2017-2018 Brochure and FAQ sheet.
Questions about KASE, days of registration, and the program can be directed to Connie Leonard at 781-559-3384.
Questions about KASE billing can be directed to Jill Ash at 781-455-0400 x235



Offices located at:
Emery Grover Admin. Building
1330 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
781-455-0400 x235
Fax 781-455-0417

HOURS: 8:00 - 4:00
Jill Ash
NCE Marketing & Registration Manager
781-455-0400 x235
Jill_Ash@needham.k12.ma.us
Deb Tormey
NCE Accounting
781-455-0400 x220
Deb_Tormey@needham.k12.ma.us