NCE - ELEMENTARY & Kindergarten(KASE)

Needham Community Education’s NCE Elementary program offers a wide array of after school classes at each elementary school, evening classes and single-day workshops are available too. Classes are offered at each elementary school at the end of the school day. Students may take classes at any school (NCE does not provide transportation).

Sessions 3 (Early Spring) and 4 (Late Spring):
Check out the Spring Catalog of NCE Elementary enrichment classes for Sessions 3 and 4 (starting mid February and mid April). There are classes that will appeal to every child, including: video game design, java-scripting, Lego robotics, music, science, sports and fitness, ceramics, acting, drawing, martial arts, chess, foreign language and more! Most classes are one-hour long, once a week for 5–8 weeks.

Afternoon classes begin at the end of the school day. Students are dismissed to the designated NCE waiting area of their school where they are supervised by the NCE On-Site Coordinator until the NCE instructor arrives to escort the students to their classroom. (As a reminder: parents/guardians of students registered for NCE classes need to notify their classroom teachers, KASE teachers and NEDP instructors that their child will be attending an NCE class after school.)

REGISTRATIONS will be taken online*, beginning at 7:00am on Thursday, January 11. See the NCE Elementary S34 catalog for details. *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.

Sessions 3 (Early Spring) and 4 (Late Spring):
Visit the Registration website (registration opens at 7am on Jan 11)
View the Spring Class Schedule
View the Spring Catalog

Session 2 (Winter):

View the Winter Class Schedule
View the Winter Catalog

For students in NEDP: Students enrolled in NEDP may also register for NCE Elementary programs. They will be escorted back to NEDP at the end of their class.

For students with special needs: NCE Elementary classes are open to all, and every effort will be made to accommodate students with special needs. Please contact Carolyn Colonna, NCE Program Director, ( if you would like guidance as to which programs may be the best fit for your child.

Scholarship assistance is available: Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch may take one class per session with NCE at a reduced price. Scholarship registrations cannot be taken online. Please contact NCE for assistance at: 781-455-0400 x235.

Please remember: There are no refunds for withdrawals once a registration has been completed. If NCE must cancel a class, you will receive a refund check from the Town of Needham in approximately 3 weeks.

For more information on NCE Elementary’s programs, please 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 80 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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