Newburyport Adult & Community Education

Policies & Procedures

  • NACE is a completely independent, self-sustaining program that is funded primarily from class fees, grants, and private donations.
  • While we operate under the auspices of the Newburyport Public Schools, NACE receives no public funding from the City of Newburyport.
  • Show your support for lifelong learning by making a tax-deductible donation to NACE and ensure that we can continue to offer valuable programming to the greater Newburyport community.
  • Contact Patty St. John at 978-992-8060 or for more information.
  • People just like YOU! Now’s the perfect time to… learn a new language, explore the natural world, paint a landscape, make jewelry, research your family tree, get your body moving.
  • Those are just a few of the nearly 200 exciting classes offered by NACE each year.
  • Browse our catalog and try something new!
  • Anyone from the Greater Newburyport community is welcome to participate as a student or to become a teacher!
  • Most classes are also available to teens 15 years and over.
  2. In order to receive a refund, students must withdraw at least three (3) days prior to class start date. Student withdrawals beyond three days, (4+) will not receive a refund.
  • If, for any reason, the Newburyport schools are closed or cancelled (ie. inclement weather)… Adult Ed classes will also be cancelled.
  • Check the Website, Facebook, Instagram, or call (978) 992-8060 for class cancellation updates.
  • In the case of a class cancellation, you may choose a credit voucher which can be used for any class at any time, or a refund.
  1. We do not send registration confirmations.
  2. We only contact you if your class is cancelled or full.
  3. We do not deposit checks immediately. We hold them until we are certain a class will run.

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Special Thanks To:

Newburyport Bank, Institution for Savings, N.A.I.D., Moseley Foundation, Newburyport Civic League and the NH Community Foundation for their support.

And to all our FRIENDS OF NACE for donating to our program, as well as the many instructors who choose to volunteer their time and talents.

Share What You Know… TEACH

If you have a special talent, skill, passion or area of expertise, consider teaching a course or workshop. We welcome any and all ideas for consideration! Download a proposal form or email Patty St. John.

Mailing List

To request a catalogue or to get on our mailing list, please call: 978-465-1257 or email:

Volunteers Needed

Get Involved with Newburyport Adult & Community Education!

Become a volunteer and work with us to grow the program and keep it a viable resource for our area. We welcome your participation. Please e-mail:

School Closings


  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jrs Birthday
  • Presidents Day
  • Patriots Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth (Observed)
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Indigenous Peoples Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day


  • During Newburyport School Vacations (February, April, and December)
  • If Newburyport Schools are Closed for Any Reason, Including Inclement Weather, Etc…