NCE - ELEMENTARY & Kindergarten(KASE)

NCE Elementary

Needham Community Education’s NCE Elementary program offers a wide array of after school classes for students in grades 1–5. Programs are offered at each elementary school at the end of the school day. Your child won’t want to miss out on the fun!

Spring Elementary After School Classes

Spring classes will begin during the week of April 3 and will run through the end of May. NCE offers classes that appeal to every child—including topics such as: fine arts, robotics, soccer, crafts, video game design, chess, video production, games, electronics, digital art, and more! 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 their instructor arrives to escort the students to their classroom. Classes are 60–75 minutes long, once per week for 5–7 weeks. 

View a Catalog of SPRING classes!

REGISTRATION for Spring NCE Elementary after school programs opens online at 7:00am on Thursday, March 2nd at:

NCE Elementary programs are open to all Needham Public Schools students. Are there special considerations we should know about so that your child will have a positive experience in the program? If so, please list them in the designated areas of the online registration form.

Scholarship assistance is available. Scholarship assistance is available for Needham Public Schools students with financial hardships. No student will be denied access into any NCE program because of inability to pay. Please contact the NCE office for more information at [email protected] or 781-455-0400 x5.

For students in NEDP: Students enrolled in NEDP may also register for NCE Elementary programs. NEDP students will be escorted to NEDP at the end of their NCE class. Note: Please provide NEDP with a Dismissal Change Form to notify NEDP that your child will be attending their NCE class and arriving to NEDP upon its conclusion.


  • Enrollment Policy: Students may only register for NCE classes at the school they currently attend (for example students at Eliot may only enroll in NCE after school classes held at Eliot)
  • UPDATED Withdrawal Policy: Participants may withdraw from a SPRING class and receive a refund, less a $15.00 processing fee, if you notify NCE via email at [email protected] on or before Monday, March 13, 2023. Refunds come in the form of a check from the Town of Needham and may take up to four weeks to arrive by mail. There are no refunds or credits for missed classes.
  • Canceled Classes: Sometimes an NCE class has to be canceled, due to low-enrollment or an instructor no longer being able to teach the class. When a class is canceled, all registrants will be contacted immediately and will receive a full refund. Refunds come in the form of a check from the Town of Needham and take up to four weeks to arrive by mail.

Health and Safety:

NCE programs will adhere to all health and safety guidelines in place for Needham Public Schools.

Contact Us:

For more information or questions about NCE Elementary programs, please contact us at [email protected] or 781-455-0400 x5.

Summer Explorations Program:

The NCE Summer Explorations program offers students entering grades 1–9 weeklong, half-day morning and full-day enrichment classes in July. There are classes in science, games and challenges, performing arts, robotics, coding, fine art, crafts, writing, technology, cooking, engineering and more to appeal to the inquisitive, active, and creative child. Classes are taught by Needham Public Schools teachers and 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!

For more information please visit the Summer Explorations page.

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