Children’s Program

Christian Education for Children and Teens

Presenting funds raised for Amistad in Bolivia

We  welcome families and children of all ages. We invite new students to join our classes at the start of the school year. We also welcome visitors and newcomers to join a class at any point during the year.

Three common threads run through all of our education programs:

  • Seeking knowledge and understanding of the Bible, and its meaning to our everyday lives
  • Learning about prayer and worship; practice and traditions in the Episcopal Church
  • Developing a life-long commitment to serving others.

Throughout the year, our children/teens actively engage in service projects. Examples include:

  • Collecting clothes for Circle of Hope to take to Boston-area shelters and socks and mittens for Boston Healthcare for the Homeless
  • Making Valentine’s Day care packages for our service people and college students
  • Re-building homes ruined by natural disasters in the U.S.

Making friends; exploring faith; putting faith into action … those are the outcomes of our Church School and outreach programs.

Classes begin at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings. After class, children and teens join their families at the ongoing 10:00 a.m. service or meet their parents in the Upper Parish Hall.

Learn more about Children’s Chapel (K through 2nd graders) and Church School classes (3rd through 7th graders). See Confirmation for information on programs for 8th and 9th graders. For additional information, contact the  Church Staff.


Our church school programs begin the first Sunday after Labor Day and continue through early June. Exception: no classes on holidays and school vacation weekends. We follow the Needham Public School calendar. View the current Church School Calendar 2019-2010.


We welcome new students at any time during the school year. If interested, please contact the  Church Staff.

You can download the Registration and Photo Release forms or contact the Church Office.

Child Care

We provide professional child care for infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers on Sundays beginning at 9:30 a.m. until the end of the 10:00 a.m. worship service. Please check the Church School/Child Care schedule to see when child care is available. Our ushers can direct you to the nursery on the lower level. Keep in mind that infants and young children are always welcome at our worship services.

Safe Church Policy

God’s house is to be a place of safety for all people. Here is Christ Church’s Safe Church Policy.