NCE - ELEMENTARY & Kindergarten(KASE)

NCE Elementary
The Needham Community Education NCE Elementary program offers a wide array of after school classes at each elementary school, evening classes 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).

Winter 2019 - Coming Soon!

View our Sneak Peek* of NCE Elementary WINTER enrichment classes online now! Please note Sneak Peek classes and dates are subject to change. Please be sure to double-check all class details and dates before registering.

Most classes will begin the week of January 14th and will run for 5 to 8 weeks in duration. There will be classes that will appeal to every child, including: video game design, electronic music production, 3D Printing, LEGO Robotics, science, electronics, sports and fitness, art, sewing, acting, drawing, music, math, martial arts, chess, foreign language and more!

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, December 6th. Registration instructions and details will be released with the Winter NCE Elementary catalog. 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 (option 5.)

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.

  ( As a reminder: Please provide NEDP with a Dismissal Change Form to notify NEDP that your child will be attending their NCE class and returning to NEDP upon it's conclusion.)

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 (option 5).

Registration policies: There are no refunds for withdrawals once a registration has been completed. There will be a $20 administrative fee assessed for all requested changes to original registrations.  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 3 weeks.

Important registration information: Please note that you will not be NOT be able to use your child's Nutrition Services SchoolPay account to register and/or pay for NCE classes.  The NCE elementary catalog and related emails will include a direct link to the NCE Elementary registration page on SchoolPay, where you will then be prompted to complete all required information and checkout (without using your child's student account). We apologize for this inconvenience, but the students accounts do not enable NCE to capture all the information we need for each student. 

Wait list:
If you would like to add your child to a waitlist for a full class, please email Carolyn Colonna, NCE Program Director, Include the class name, class location, your child's name and your best daytime phone number. If a spot becomes available, you will be contacted right away.

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 the 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 toward others in the class, they will be withdrawn immediately and no refund will be given. 

For more information on NCE Elementary’s programs, please contact Carolyn Colonna, NCE Program Director, at or 781-455-0400 x11223.

Summer Explorations Program
Summer Explorations offers students entering grades 1-9 more than 85 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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