NCE - Summer Explorations

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Summer Explorations students

ONLINE REGISTRATION for Summer Explorations 2020 opens at 7:00AM on THURSDAY, MARCH 12th.

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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. There are classes in science, sports, performing arts, culture, cooking, fine art, crafts, writing, 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. 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!

Students participating in both morning and afternoon sessions bring their own lunch and stay for a supervised lunch period with their friends. The program runs for four weeks, June 29–July 24. Students may register for classes in any or all of the weeks. Classes for rising grades 1–5 will be held in Broadmeadow Elementary School and classes for rising grades 3–9 will be held at Needham High School.

Online registration will begin on Thursday, March 12th at 7:00am. Registrations will be taken online* through SchoolPay:

Scholarship assistance is available. Students who receive free or reduced lunch are invited to take up to two half day or one full day class during Summer Explorations at a reduced rate. Please see pages 25–29 of the Summer Explorations catalog for pricing and further information. *Scholarship registrations cannot be taken online. Please contact NCE Registration Manager, Jill Ash, at 781-455-0400 x5 or so we may assist in enrolling your child.

March 12: Registration opens online at 7:00am
May 1: deadline for registrants to withdraw from classes ($30 processing fee incurred for withdrawals)
June 29–July 2 (no class 7/3): Week 1 Summer Explorations
July 6–10: Week 2 Summer Explorations
July 13–17: Week 3 Summer Explorations
July 20–24: Week 4 Summer Explorations
Registration closes two weeks prior to the start of each week of programming.

Program times (Broadmeadow Elementary School location):
Morning sessions: 8:45–11:45am
Afternoon sessions: 12:15–3:15pm
(Supervised lunch period 11:45am–12:15pm for students enrolled in both morning and afternoon sessions)

Program times (Needham High School location):
Morning sessions: 9:00am–12:00pm
Afternoon sessions: 12:30–3:30pm
(Supervised lunch period 12:00pm–12:30pm for students enrolled in both morning and afternoon sessions)

No transportation is provided for Summer Explorations.

Non-residents are welcome to participate.

Contact Us: 
For more information or questions about NCE Elementary programs, please contact Carolyn Colonna, NCE Program Director, at or 781-455-0400 x11223.

For questions related to registration, enrollment and payments please contact Jill Ash, NCE Registration Manager, at or 781-455-0400 x11235.

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