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NCE has new registration system that will make it easier for you to find your class and to register. Accounts are required, so set up yours today! Simple step-by-step instructions can be found here


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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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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 Team at 781-455-0400 (press 5) or direct your questions to a specific Program Director.
Diane Simmons, Director of Strategic Planning and Community Engagement:
Amy Goldman, NCE Adult Program Director:
Deb Tormey, NCE Accountant:
Carolyn Colonna, NCE Program Director, Elementary and Summer Explorations:
Christa Kelleher, Director, Early Childcare Program:

Learn, make, move, play, improve, explore, taste and more, while connecting with others, in an NCE Adult Program. View the Fall 2021 catalog and register today. If you have questions or need assistance registering, please contact NCE Program Director, Amy Goldman: or 781-455-0400, x11214.

NCE offers test prep classes throughout the year. View the offerings for the 2021-22 school year and register online.

NCE Middle School offers after school enrichment programs for students in grades 6–8. Questions? Contact Diane Simmons, Director of Strategic Planning and Community Engagement at 781-455-0400 x11211.

Your children can pick from a wide array of after school enrichment classes offered at each elementary school. Questions? Contact NCE Program Director: or 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 Program Director: or 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, at 781-559-3389 or 

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