NCE - Summer Explorations

Summer Explorations Update: 2021

We will be offering in-person programming June 28–July 23.

A line up of summer classes and details on how to register will be coming in early March. Registration will take place in early April. Please stay tuned as we continue to update this information.

The NCE Summer Explorations program offers students entering grades 1–9 weeklong, half-day morning and full-day enrichment classes in June/July. There are classes in science, games and challenges, culture, fine art, crafts, writing, technology, engineering and more to appeal to the inquisitive, active, and creative child. All classes are taught by Needham Public Schools teachers and staff and other area public/private school teachers/staff. The relaxed and fun setting of Summer Explorations provides an excellent opportunity for children to develop new skills, make new friends and explore new interests!

Students participating in the full-day program bring their own lunch and enjoy a supervised lunch period with their classmates. The program runs for four weeks, June 28–July 23. Students may register for classes in any or all of the weeks. Summer Explorations will take place at two Needham Public Schools buildings to be announced in early March.

Scholarship assistance is available. Students who receive free or reduced lunch are invited to take up to two half-day morning classes or one full-day class during Summer Explorations at a reduced rate. *Scholarship registrations cannot be taken online. Questions? Please contact NCE Program Director, Carolyn Colonna, at or call the NCE office at 781-455-0400 x5.


June 28–July 2: Week 1 Summer Explorations

July 6–9 (no class 7/5): Week 2 Summer Explorations

July 12–16: Week 3 Summer Explorations

July 19–23: Week 4 Summer Explorations

Program times for rising grades 1–4 (Elementary School location*):

Morning sessions: 8:45am–11:45am

Full-Day sessions: 8:45am–3:15pm

Program times for rising grades 5–9 (Middle School location*):

Morning sessions: 9:00am–12:00pm

Full-Day sessions: 9:00am–3:30pm
*Locations to be announced in early March.
Health and Safety: Summer Explorations will follow the health and safety protocols in place for Needham Public Schools.

No transportation is provided for Summer Explorations.


Contact Us: 

For more information or questions about NCE Summer Explorations programs, please contact Carolyn Colonna, NCE Program Director, at or 781-455-0400 x11223.

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