NCE - ELEMENTARY & Kindergarten(KASE)

NCE Elementary

The Needham Community Education NCE Elementary program offers a wide array of after school enrichment classes for grades K–5 (fall classes will be offered to grades 1–5). This fall NCE Elementary will be offering our classes virtually. Students from all schools and cohorts may participate in any of our offerings. Our small group, live taught, virtual programs offer fun opportunities to learn new skills, explore interests, connect with peers, and make new friends across any classroom, cohort or school!
One-Day Holiday Camps:

NCE Elementary is excited to partner with our neighbors at Empow Studios to bring you One-Day Holiday Camps packed with STEM activities, project ideas, and exploration on Veteran’s Day (Nov 11) and during Winter Break (Dec 21, 22, 23 and Dec 28, 29 30). Holiday Camps will be 9:00am–4:00pm and will take place in-person at Empow Studios location on Needham Street in Newton.
View our Holiday Camps catalog for further information.
Registration for One-Day Holiday Camps begins at 7:00am on Friday, October 30th.
Registrations will be taken online* through School Pay:

*Scholarship registrations cannot be taken online. Please contact NCE Registration Manager, Jill Ash, for assistance at 781-455-0400 x11235 or

There is still time to enroll in our fall classes that begin in November or December!
View our online catalog of Fall offerings!

Registrations are being taken online* through School Pay:

*Scholarship registrations cannot be taken online. Please contact NCE Registration Manager, Jill Ash, for assistance at 781-455-0400 x11235 or

NCE Elementary programs are open to all students. Are there special considerations we should know about so that your child will have a positive experience in the program? If so, please list them in the designated areas of the online registration form.

Note: NCE Elementary instructors and staff have no access to IEPs and 504 plans.

Scholarship assistance is available: Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch are invited to take a class each session with NCE at a reduced price. *Scholarship registrations cannot be taken online, please contact Jill Ash, NCE Registration Manager, and we can enroll your child: or 781-455-0400 x11235.

Registration Policies: -- There are no refunds for withdrawals once a registration has been completed. -- There will be a $10 administrative fee assessed for all requested changes to original registrations. -- Classes that include a supply kit cannot be changed once the supply kit has been picked up by the participant. -- Classes may be cancelled by NCE due to low enrollment, so please register early. -- Classes cancelled by NCE will be refunded in full. Refunds will be made by check from the Town of Needham and may take up to three weeks.

Behavior policy: We expect our students to follow their teacher’s instructions and to treat each other and staff with respect. If your child does not meet these expectations we will communicate with you to discuss their behavior. If your child’s behavior does not improve, we will ask you to withdraw your child from the class and no refund will be given. If your child exhibits threatening behavior towards others in the class, they will be withdrawn immediately and no refund will be given.

Contact Us: 

For more information or questions about NCE Elementary programs, please contact Carolyn Colonna, NCE Program Director, at For questions related to registration, scholarships, receipts and payment please contact Jill Ash, NCE Registration Manager, at or 781-455-0400 x11235.

Summer Explorations Program

Summer Explorations offers students entering grades 1–9 more than 90 weeklong, morning, afternoon and full-day enrichment classes in July. There are classes in science, sports, fine and performing arts, culture, cooking, crafts, technology, engineering and more to appeal to the inquisitive, active, and creative child. All classes are taught by Needham Public Schools teachers and other trained education professionals.

For more information: please visit the Summer Explorations page.


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