NCE - ELEMENTARY & Kindergarten(KASE)

NCE Elementary

Needham Community Education (NCE) offers a variety of enrichment programs for grades 1-5, located at all Needham Elementary schools. 

NCE provides students with joyful and educational opportunities in the areas of visual arts, active play, science exploration, chess, technology, and beyond. 

If you are looking to support your child's interests in a space that is welcoming and inclusive, NCE is the place for you!

Click the link below to view the most current NCE Elementary catalog, create an online account or enroll your child today! 

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 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)  
  • 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 Anna Cohen or call 781-455-0400 x11223.

Summer Explorations Program:

The NCE Summer Explorations program offers students entering grades 1–9 week long, 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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