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Summer Explorations
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.

Want to see what we’ve been up to this summer?Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram to experience the joy of Summer Explorations.

Questions?  Contact Carolyn Colonna, NCE Program Director, at or 781-455-0400 x223
WELCOME! NCE Elementary welcomes Carolyn Colonna as the new NCE Program Director for Elementary and Summer Explorations. Carolyn is looking forward to continuing to bring exciting and enriching programs to Needham elementary students.

NCE ELEMENTARY enrichment classes for the Early Fall will begin in October. Classes are offered at each elementary school at the end of the school day. Evening and Early Release Day classes too!  Check back for a Sneak Peek of classes, available online August 30.

The NCE ELEMENTARY catalog, with class descriptions and pricing, will be online and emailed on September 11. Registrations will be taken online, beginning September 12. Details will be provided with the release of the NCE Elementary catalog.

Questions? Contact Carolyn Colonna,NCE Program Director, at or 781-455-0400 x223.

Kindergarten (KASE)
Welcome KASE Families!    For details see the KASE Program home page.

The Needham Public Schools Community Education Department is pleased to offer KASE for each elementary school. KASE, a fee based program, affords kindergarten children the opportunity to experience the best in fun by extending the 1/2 day kindergarten program with a 1/2 day KASE program.  The unit based KASE curriculum complements kindergarten and extends learning through an engaging array of hands on, enrichment explorations.

NCE Office located at:
Emery Grover Admin. Building
1330 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
781-455-0400 x235
Fax 781-455-0417
Carolyn Colonna
NCE Program Director
781-455-0400 x223
KASE Office located at:
Needham Congregational Church
1154 Great Plain Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
781-559-3384, 3390
FAX 781-455-0417
Connie Leonard
NCE KASE Program Director
For Flex Spending Account Statement(s) or Billing Questions contact:
Jill Ash
781-455-0400 x235