NCE - Summer Explorations

COMING SOON — Virtual Summer Enrichment Programs

Needham Community Education (NCE) is excited to offer virtual enrichment opportunities for your kids this summer! Programs for rising grades 1–8 will be offered as weeklong morning classes, 40–60 minutes each day, June 29–July 24. Our live-taught classes will be small group interactions focused on creating social connections and providing engaging games, crafts and activities for your kids to enjoy. Classes will be taught by Needham Public Schools staff members and are affordably priced at $59–$89 per weeklong program! Each offering's activities and class format is created for a specific grade range but siblings of other ages are welcome to join the fun. Start your days with NCE this summer! 

More details and registration opportunities coming on June 5th!

Scholarship assistance is available. Please contact NCE Registration Manager, Jill Ash, at for more information.

Virtual Enrichment Program Dates:
June 29–July 2 (no class 7/3): Week 1
July 6–10: Week 2
July 13–17: Week 3 
July 20–24: Week 4 
Registration closes at 10:00am on the Thursday prior to the start date of each class.

Program times:
9:15am: Session 1 (Elementary Grades)
10:30am: Session 1 (Elementary Grades)
11:15am: Session 3 (Middle School Grades)
12:30pm: Session 3 (Middle School Grades)

Classes are weeklong. Classes for RISING grades 1–2 are 40 minutes per day. Classes for RISING grades 3–5 are 50 minutes per day. Classes for RISING grades 6–8 are 60 minutes per day. 

Program Fees:
Classes for rising grades 1–2 (weeklong, 40 min per day) = $59.00
Classes for rising grades 3–5 (weeklong, 50 min per day) = $74.00
Classes for rising grades 6–8 (weeklong, 60 min per day) = $89.00

Supplies. A supply list is included in each class description. Most classes have listed supplies that we hope you may already have at home. If you have questions about the supply list for a class or need suggestions for alternatives to the supplies listed, please contact Program Director, Carolyn colonna at:

NCE programs are open to all 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 registration form. Note: NCE instructors and staff have no access to IEPs or 504 plans.

Siblings are welcome. Each class is designed for a specific age group, however, siblings of the same and/or different ages are welcome to join. Please keep in mind that siblings younger than the specified age range may need additional support from an adult or older sibling to participate fully. 

Withdrawals (minus a $10 processing fee) will be accepted until 10:00am on the Monday PRIOR to the start of the class.

No refunds or credits will be issued after 10:00am on the Monday prior to the start of the class.

Minimum Enrollment Policy: A minimum of four students will be required to hold each class. If the minimum enrollment for a class is not met by 10:00am on the Thursday prior to the start of class, the class will be cancelled. Parents of all registrants in cancelled classes will be notified by email, and every effort will be made to place the child in another class of their choice. Tuition will be refunded if the class is canceled by NCE. Refunds will be made by check from the Town of Needham.

Wait Lists: If you would like to add your child to a wait list for a full class, please email Jill Ash, NCE Registration Manager, at Include the class name, date/time of the class, your child’s name and your best daytime phone number. If a spot becomes available, you will be contacted right away.Non-residents are welcome to participate.

Contact Us: 
For more information or questions about ELEMENTARY summer enrichment programs, please contact Carolyn Colonna, NCE Program Director, at

For more information or questions about MIDDLE SCHOOL summer enrichment programs, please contact Alyssa Handler, NCE Program Director, at

For questions related to registration, enrollment and payments please contact Jill Ash, NCE Registration Manager, at
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