Community Ed


Program Updates due to COVID-19:

ADULT PROGRAMS: NCE is offering a wide array of summer online and socially distanced classes as well. To view current offerings and to register online please click here. If you have questions or need assistance registering, please email NCE Program Director, Amy Goldman:

SUMMER EXPLORATIONS PROGRAM: Registration for summer virtual enrichment opportunities for rising grades 1–8 opens on Tuesday, June 9th! Click here for more details. Our in-person Summer Explorations program has been cancelled for 2020. All registered families will receive a full refund, by mail, in the form of a check from the Town of Needham. Please click here to read a letter from the Program Director.
ELEMENTARY and MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS: All spring Elementary and Middle School after school offerings have been cancelled. Families who had already registered for these programs will receive a full refund, by mail, in the form of a check from the Town of Needham.

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Welcome to Needham Community Education where we are proud to offer over 500 enrichment classes for adults and for high school, middle school and elementary school students. Check out the many opportunities to stretch your mind, learn a new skill, and join others in having fun!

Contact the NCE Team at 781-455-0400 (press 5) or direct your questions to a specific Program Director.

Diane Simmons, Director of Strategic Planning and Community Engagement:
Jill Ash, Registrar:
Deb Tormey, NCE Accountant:
Amy Goldman, NCE Program Director, Adult Ed:
Alyssa Handler, NCE Program Director, Middle School:
Carolyn Colonna, NCE Program Director, Elementary and Summer Explorations:
Christa Kelleher
, Director, Early Childcare Program:

Questions? Contact your NCE Adult Program Director: or 781-455-0400 x11214.

NCE offers test prep classes throughout the year. Check out the offerings for the 2020-21 school year and Register online.

NCE Middle School offers after school enrichment programs for students in grades 6–8 each semester. Questions? Contact NCE Program Director: or 781-455-0400 x11222.

Your children can pick from a wide array of after school enrichment classes offered at each elementary school. Questions? Contact NCE Program Director: or 781-455-0400 x11223.

The NCE Summer Explorations program offers students entering grades 1–9 more than 80 unique weeklong, morning, afternoon and full-day enrichment classes in July. All classes are taught by Needham Public Schools teachers and other trained education professionals. Questions? Contact NCE Program Director: or 781-455-0400 x11223.

The NCE Early Childcare Program is committed to providing a safe, enriching environment for the children of the Faculty and Staff of Needham Public Schools. We are dedicated to promoting a love of learning and a strong sense of community through our nurturing care and our developmentally appropriate curriculum and practices. Questions? Contact NCE Early Childcare Director, Christa Kelleher, at 781-559-3389 or  

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