Newburyport Adult & Community Education

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Rupert A. Nock Middle School
70 Low Street, Newburyport, MA 01950

Office Phone: 978-465-1257

Please note, the office hours are very limited so please be patient if your message is not returned immediately.

  • There are three 8-week full semesters that run in Fall, Winter, and Spring. Catalogues are mailed all three semesters.
  • The semesters begin towards the end of September, January and April, respectively.
  • Classes begin on a rolling basis throughout the semester.
  • Catalogues are NOT mailed in summer.
  • The majority of classes are held at the Rupert A. Nock Middle School, beginning at 6pm, Monday through Wednesday evenings.
  • Dance classes are held at the high school.
  • Some classes are held offsite at the Central Congregational Church, including those held during the day.
  • A handful of classes are held on Zoom.
  • Students must enter the Nock Middle School through the doors of the main entrance that faces Low Street.
  • Look for the flag pole.
  • There is a circular drive out front for parking.
    • If it is full, there is also a large lot to the right of the school.
  • Upon entrance to the building, there is a whiteboard straight ahead with the classroom number assignments listed on it. Please read it carefully.
  • There is usually someone at the front to greet and direct students. If not, we may be setting up classrooms for our instructors or troubleshooting technology issues, etc. 
  • We appreciate your patience.
  • The school is closed on holidays, during school vacations and in the summer.
  • If the school is closed for any other reason (ie. inclement weather), NACE classes will also be canceled.
  • We follow all the Newburyport Public School System policies.
Nock MS

Nock Middle School


Directions: Newburyport
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Central Congregational Church