Newburyport Adult & Community Education

About Us

What You Need to Know About Us

Newburyport Adult and Community Education is a self-supporting program, run under the auspices of the Newburyport Public School System. Our budget is funded primarily from course fees. Additional funding has been made available from the Newburyport Bank.

Newburyport Adult & Community Education is available to everyone. Many classes are available to high school students (age 15).

Newburyport Adult & Community Education also partners with the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce offering training in English language and professional development courses on site for local business.

  • Newburyport Adult and Community Education
    Nock Middle School
    70 Low Street
    Newburyport, MA 01950
    During Covd-19: (978) 462-7211
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What Does Community Education Mean?

Community education is based upon the understanding that learning continues throughout life, and that learning opportunities closest to home have the greatest potential for high levels of public participation. Adult and community education provides opportunities for adults to become partners in addressing the academic, recreational, and work related needs of its citizens.

The Newburyport Public Schools have the primary responsibility for providing an educational program that will enable the city’s children to become knowledgeable and productive citizens. By making school buildings available after the close of the school day for the adult learners, the school system also fosters the common purpose of life-long learning.

Who Takes Our Classes?

People like you. People who want to explore new areas of learning, who seek enrichment through their own creativity. People who seek professional and personal growth and those who enjoy the company of others who want to learn.

Friends of Newburyport Adult & Community Education

Join the Friends of Adult & Community Education. Volunteer in the adult ed office and become involved in our program. Call 978-465-7851 for more information.

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The Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank, The Institution for Savings, The Bishop Foundation, The Mosely Foundation, NAID Foundation, and Newburyport Civic League for their support. And to all of our FRIENDS for contributing to our program. Also, to many faculty members who chose to volunteer rather than be paid for the important information they share with students.

NACE also partners with:
The Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce offering training in English language, and professional development courses on-site for local businesses.


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