Community Ed



As of January 9, 2023, NCE, along with the NPS administrative staff, will be located in the former Hillside School building while the renovations of the Emery Grover (school administration) building are completed.


Here is our new address:

Needham Community Education 

28 Glen Gary Road, Room 221

Needham, MA 02494


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 Office at (781) 455-0400 (option 5), or direct your questions to a specific Program Director (click on name to send email):
Diane Simmons, Director of Strategic Planning and Community Engagement
Amy Goldman, NCE Program Director, Adult Education and High School 
Christa Kelleher, Director, NCE Early Childcare Program, "The Little Rockets"
Anna Cohen, NCE Program Director, Elementary Schools and Summer Explorations
 TBD, NCE Program Director, Middle Schools and Summer Explorations
Deb Tormey, NCE Department Bookkeeper
Rita Jarvis,
 NCE Manager of Registration and Special Projects

Learn, make, move, play, improve, explore, taste and more, while connecting with others, in an NCE Adult Program. The Summer Catalog is now available, and registration is ongoing. Register online or by phone with NCE, 781-455-0400 x5.

If you have questions or need assistance registering, please email NCE Adult Education Program Director, Amy Goldman, or call (781) 455-0400 x11214. 


NCE has SAT and PSAT Prep programs throughout the school year. View the 2024-25 summer and school year test prep schedule and register today!

High school students are welcome to participate in NCE Adult programs (except those involving alcohol). The Summer Catalog is now available, and registration is ongoing. Register online or by phone with NCE, 781-455-0400 x5.

The NCE Middle School program offers after school enrichment programs for students in grades 6–8. 
Questions or comments? Contact  TBD, NCE Middle School Program Director, or call (781) 455-0400 x11222.

Your children can pick from a wide array of after school enrichment classes offered at each elementary school.
Questions or comments? Contact Anna Cohen, NCE Elementary Program Director, or call (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 us at [email protected] or call (781) 455-0400 x5.

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, or call (781) 559-3384. 

A comprehensive program of private instruction for beginners through advanced music students. Private music lessons greatly enhance a student's success and enjoyment of a musical instrument.

NCE strives to provide engaging, high-quality enrichment programming for children and adults. Our department is funded entirely by class fees and supplemented by donations from generous community members like you. Your donations are used to support scholarships for low-income students so that they can access the fabulous array of elementary and middle school afterschool and summer programs, and college prep courses, too. We appreciate your support!
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Registration process:
NCE uses the Eleyo online registration system. If you have not done so already, you are encouraged to create an Eleyo account so you can more easily search for classes and register. Set up your account today! Simple step-by-step instructions can be found here

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