Community Ed

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


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 Ed and High School
Carolyn Colonna, NCE Program Director, Elementary and Summer Explorations
Christa Kelleher, Director, NCE Early Childcare Program, "The Little Rockets"
Rachel Hesser, NCE Program Director, Middle School
Valerie Becker
, NCE Private Music Lessons Coordinator
Deb Tormey, NCE Department Bookkeeper
Kerri Cence,
NCE Department Secretary

Learn, make, move, play, improve, explore, taste and more, while connecting with others, in an NCE Adult Program. View the the Fall 2022 Catalog and register today.
If you have questions or need assistance registering, please contact NCE Adult Ed Program Director, Amy Goldman, or call (781) 455-0400, x11214.

NCE offers test prep classes throughout the year. View the offerings for the summer of 2022 and the 2022-23 school year. Register online.

The NCE Middle School program will offer after school enrichment programs for students in grades 6–8. Program information for the 2022-2023 school year will be available soon.
Questions or comments? Contact Rachel Hesser, 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? Contact NCE Elementary and Summer Explorations Program Director, Carolyn Colonna, 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 NCE Elementary and Summer Explorations Program Director, Carolyn Colonna, or call (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, 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. Contact NCE Private Music Lessons Coordinator, Valerie Becker.

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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