NCE - ELEMENTARY & Kindergarten(KASE)

NCE Elementary

The Needham Community Education NCE Elementary program offers a wide array of after school enrichment classes for grades 1–5. This fall NCE Elementary will be offering our classes virtually. Students from all schools and cohorts may participate in any of our offerings. Our small group, live taught, virtual programs offer fun opportunities to learn new skills, explore interests, connect with peers, and make new friends across any classroom, cohort or school!


Our after school virtual programs offer single day workshops and multi-week opportunities for your kids (and families) to learn new skills, explore interests, connect with peers, and make new friends across any classroom, cohort or school! Visit our online catalog for more info.

Registration for after school programs:

Registrations are being taken online* through School Pay:

NCE Elementary 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 online registration form.

Scholarship assistance is available: Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch are invited to take a class each session with NCE at a reduced price. *Scholarship registrations cannot be taken online, please contact Carolyn Colonna, NCE Program Manager, and we can enroll your child: or 781-455-0400 x5.

Registration Policies: -- There are no refunds for withdrawals once a registration has been completed. -- There will be a $10 administrative fee assessed for all requested changes to original registrations. -- Classes that include a supply kit cannot be changed once the supply kit has been picked up by the participant. -- Classes may be cancelled by NCE due to low enrollment, so please register early. -- Classes cancelled by NCE will be refunded in full. Refunds will be made by check from the Town of Needham and may take up to three weeks.

Behavior policy: We expect our students to follow their teacher’s instructions and to treat each other and staff with respect. If your child does not meet these expectations we will communicate with you to discuss their behavior. If your child’s behavior does not improve, we will ask you to withdraw your child from the class and no refund will be given. If your child exhibits threatening behavior towards others in the class, they will be withdrawn immediately and no refund will be given.

Contact Us: 

For more information or questions about NCE Elementary programs, please contact Carolyn Colonna, NCE Program Director, at

Summer Explorations Program

Summer Explorations offers students entering grades 1–9 weeklong, morning and full-day enrichment classes in July. There are classes in science, sports, fine arts, culture, crafts, 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.

For more information: please visit the Summer Explorations page.


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