Newburyport Adult & Community Education

Policies & Procedures

Newburyport Adult and Community Education (NACE) is a self-supporting program. It is under the auspices of the Newburyport Public School System. Its budget is funded primarily from course fees. Additional funding has been made available from the Newburyport Five-Cent Savings Bank. NACE is available to everyone. Most classes are available to high school students (age 15 & over).

Keep in mind:

  1. We don’t send confirmations — we only contact you if your class is NOT going to run.
  2. We don’t cash checks immediately. We hold them until we are certain a class will run.
  3. No refunds are given after a course begins.
  4. If you need to contact us, e-mail is the best way!
  5. Use the Website to get immediate answers and to check for any changes to your class.
  6. We offer three regular sessions annually: fall, winter & spring and short session in summer (4 weeks).
  7. We welcome your suggestions.

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In these challenging times, leaning/exploring new ideas are more important than ever. New questions/concerns are confronting us daily. Learn a new perspective. And even some new technology.

If for any reason, the Newburyport schools are canceled, Adult Ed classes will be canceled.
  1. Check the Website
  2. Or call: (978) 361-6008 for class cancellation update.
  1. NO REFUNDS are given after a course begins or if you do not show up for class.
  2. In order to receive a refund, students must notify us by email at least one week prior to the first class.
  3. Only in the case of a class cancellation will a full refund be issued.

Contact us:

[email protected] –OR– [email protected] –OR– 978-465-1257

  1. If you withdraw your enrollment for an online course prior to (3) business days (Monday-Friday) of the courses’ starting time, we will offer you a refund, minus a $5 processing fee.
  2. Should you elect to receive a course credit, the $5 processing fee will be waived.
  3. Once the class has started, there will be no refund.
  4. Respectfully, we ask you to test out your online platform in advance as we will not be offering refunds for last minute technical difficulties.
  5. There are tips HERE which may help guide you in learning how to use these platforms.


We Ask That All Participants in Our Program be Vaccinated Against Covid Prior to Attending Class.

  • Please Bring a Facial Mask To Class!
  • As of now there will be in-person classes. Please know this is subject to change.

Faculty Professional Development Points

Newburyport Public School System has approved for Professional Development Points. | Learn More |

Gift Certificates

Newburyport Adult & Community Education gift certificates may be purchased for any face value. Call the office for more information – 978-465-1257.

Share What You Know… TEACH

If you have a particular skill or area of expertise, consider teaching a course or workshop at Newburyport Adult and Community Education.

New Teacher Training

We offer a new teacher’s workshop to teach facilitation skills and help organize a lesson plan.

  • The Thursday before a session’s classes begin at 7:00 p.m.
  • Via ZOOM Platform.
  • New teachers are encouraged to come.
  • Call the office for more information – 978-465-1257.

Mailing List

To get on the mailing list or to request a catalog mail a postcard to us at 241 High Street. Newburyport, Ma 01950 call: 978-465-1257 or email: Vicki Hendrickson

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: Vicki Hendrickson



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