NCE - Summer Explorations

Summer Explorations

July 5–July 29, 2022

A line up of summer classes and details on how to register will be coming in February. Registration will take place in mid-March. Stay tuned as we continue to update this information.

The NCE Summer Explorations program offers students entering grades 1–9 weeklong, half-day morning and full-day enrichment classes in July. There are classes in science, games and challenges, culture, 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 staff and other area public/private school teachers/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!

Students participating in the full-day program bring their own lunch and enjoy a supervised lunch period with their friends. Participants in our full day programs will also enjoy a daily, 40-minute, gym-based, Fun and Games unit. The program runs for four weeks, July 5–July 29. Students may register for classes in any or all of the weeks. Summer Explorations will take place at two Needham Public Schools buildings to be announced.

For an example of the types of programs offered during Summer Explorations please view our 2021 catalog. We’d love your feedback! If you’d like to suggest program topics that would interest your child please complete our very brief family input survey or contact our Program Director, Carolyn Colonna at

Scholarship assistance is available. Students who receive free or reduced lunch are invited to take two half-day morning classes or one full-day class during Summer Explorations at a reduced rate. Questions? Please contact NCE Program Director, Carolyn Colonna, at or call the NCE office at 781-455-0400 x5.

Week 1: July 5–8 (4-day week)
Week 2: July 11–15
Week 3: July 18–22
Week 4: July 25–29

Program times (Elementary School location — TBD):
Morning sessions: 8:45am–11:45am
Full-Day sessions: 8:45am–3:15pm

Program times (Middle School location — TBD):

Morning sessions: 9:00am–12:00pm
Full-Day sessions: 9:00am–3:30pm

No transportation is provided for Summer Explorations.

Non-residents are welcome to participate.

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

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