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Summer Explorations

Thank you to our staff, students and parents for making SUMMER EXPLORATIONS 2017 such a success! To see photos from Summer Explorations like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.

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

Summer Explorations Program

Summer Explorations offers students entering grades 1-9 more than 60 weeklong, morning, afternoon and full-day workshops in July.  There are classes in science, sports, fine and performing arts, cooking, culture, technology and more.  All workshops are taught by Needham Public Schools teachers and other trained education professionals.  The classes are held in Needham Public Schools buildings (sites vary each year, and will be determined by January).

QUESTIONS? Contact Carolyn Colonna, Community Education Program Director, at or 781-455-0400 x223.

Needham TIMES reports on Summer Explorations program activities

The Needham Times reviews the many Community Education Summer Explorations offerings available to district children in the month of July.  To read the full article click on Community Ed. helps kids explore interests


Needham Community Education’s Summer Explorations program has classes that appeal to the inquisitive, active and creative child. The program consists of dozens of weeklong enrichment classes, for students entering grades 1-9. There are classes to suit all interests: drama, sports, crafts, nature, social and emotional, dance, technology, culture, science. Classes are typically held for 3 hours in the morning, with some afternoon and full-day offerings as well. The program runs for 4 weeks in July. Students may register for classes in any or all of the weeks.

The Summer Explorations classes are taught by teachers, community educators and other professionals. The relaxed and fun setting of Summer Explorations provides an excellent opportunity for children to develop new skills and to explore new interests. The instructors are excited to share their special interest, talent or skill with the students, and the kids have a great time learning from them. That is why Summer Explorations has attracted increasing numbers of instructors and kids each year. Take a peak at the latest catalog to learn more. The catalog for the upcoming summer is posted in mid-March.

Classes are filling up fast!!!  Remember to click on Summer Explorations Available Classes to your left before making your final selections.

Other Summer Programs

• Summer Classes for High School Students:  SAT Prep, College Tours and Driver's Education.

• Skills & Thrills - Summer Extended Learning Program:  For students entering grades 1st to 3rd, who currently receive reading support in their school.

Offices located at
Emery Grover Admin. Building
1330 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
781-455-0400 x235
Fax 781-455-0417
For Flex Spending Account Statement(s) contact:
Jill Ash
781-455-0400 ext235
Carolyn Colonna
Summer Explorations Program Director
781-455-0400 x223