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NCE Middle School Programs
Needham Community Education’s NCE Elementary program offers a wide array of after school classes at each elementary school at the end of the school day.
Health and Wellness
Exercise and recreation classes
Fine arts and crafts
DYI, home, garden and skills classes
Humanities and science programs
Investment and financial planning classes
Learn to play a game or improve your game skills
SSAT, SAT prep, PSAT prep, and prep school, college and grad school application related programs for students and parents.
High Rock After School Clubs & Classes
Pollard After School Clubs & Classes
NCE Elementary After School Classes for Broadmeadow Students
NCE Elementary After School Classes for Eliot Students
NCE Elementary After School Classes for Mitchell Students
NCE Elementary After School Classes for Newman Students
NCE Elementary After School Classes at Sunita WIlliams
NCE Kids' Late Afternoon and Evening Classes
NCE Kids Virtual Classes
Week 1: July 5–7
Summer Explorations programs for Week 2: July 10–14
Summer Explorations programs for Week 3: July 17–21
Summer Explorations programs for Week 4: July 24–28
Private Music Lessons
The session seeks to provide a general overview of the college athletic recruitment process for qualified student-athletes. Although each sport has its own nuances, there are some standards that apply across the spectrum of collegiate sports when it comes to recruitment. From honest self-assessment to discerning the appropriate level of competition to the preferred timeline for outreach to ultimately making a commitment to a college coach and program, we will guide interested families through the ins and outs, as well as the do's and don'ts, of this significant element of the college admission landscape. We look forward to dispensing knowledge, dispelling myths, and delivering an insightful, informative program, including ample time for Q&A from the participants.
Mindy Popp, the managing director and principal consultant of Popp & Associates, LLC, has worked in various positions with college and secondary school students, including college counseling, college admissions and financial aid, residential life, teaching and advising for 20+ years. Ms. Popp’s school-based counseling roles include serving as a long-term substitute school counselor at the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School and as the Associate Director of College Counseling at The Cambridge School of Weston. Prior to working as a school college counselor, she served as the college counselor for Chyten Educational Services. Before joining the staff at Chyten, Ms. Popp worked as a Senior Assistant Director of Admission at Wellesley College. During her tenure there, Ms. Popp developed a comprehensive understanding of critical factors considered and emphasized in the college application process. She reviewed applications for admission, conducted student interviews, facilitated information sessions for students and families, advised Board of Admission student volunteers, and coordinated open house events. Ms. Popp is a member of professional organizations including the New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC), the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). Ms. Popp is a graduate of Tufts University and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. You can contact Mindy at firstname.lastname@example.org, and learn more from her website:http://www.poppandassociates.com.
Tom Walsh (Athletic Counselor, Popp & Associates) has been an independent school teacher and administrator for nearly 40 years. He has devoted over two decades of that time to work in college guidance with a special interest and expertise in athletic recruitment. He has also been the athletic counselor for Popp & Associates for several years, helping a number of students and their families navigate the recruitment process. Tom is a resident of Westwood where he lives with his wife, Susan. Their two children have completed their undergraduate studies; one was a Division 1 soccer recruit. So, Tom knows this process as both a professional and a parent.