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Community Services

Opportunities for Learning and Recreation for All Ages

Northfield Public Schools Community Services supports the learning and participation of adults and children in our community. Through citizen involvement, access to school and community resources, and promotion of collaboration and partnerships, Community Services brings the community together. We offer programs that develop skills, inspire creativity and promote living healthfully.


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Register for Camp Invention 2018 by March 23 and save $25 on this action-packed summer week of STEM activities. Local educators will lead youth entering kindergarten through sixth grade in hands-on science, technology, engineering and math activities. Camps will be held June 18-22 (Monday through Friday) at Bridgewater Elementary School. From 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day, campers will work in teams as they rotate between four fun, thematic modules. Each brand new module brings new challenges to build upon what was learned the previous day. Check out the flyer or visit to learn more.

Register Today

Registration for winter/spring classes is open! Many classes fill quickly; we recommend registering for classes that interest you as soon as possible.

Register Online

Call our office at 507.664.3649 or email our staff. You can also stop by our location at the Northfield Community Resource Center (1651 Jefferson Parkway). Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

How to Register

There are several ways to register for our classes and programs:

  1. Register online.
  2. Download and print the registration form to register by mail.
  3. Call 507.664.3649 to register over the phone.


Our Programs

Community Services is pleased to offer a range of programs serving infants through adults in our community.

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Classes & Activities for Adults

Enrichment classes cover languages, technology, health, art and more. You can also choose to get out and get moving in a Community Services league, fitness class or open gym. Project ABLE offers activities for adults with disabilities and Adult Basic Education offers English and Secondary education.


Classes & Activities for Youth

The wide variety of youth enrichment classes include chess, art, theater and much more. Youth of all ages can participate in football, soccer, tennis and many other sports opportunities. Driver’s Education and a Middle School Youth Center are also operated by Community Services.

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Youth Support

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is for young people experiencing a mental health challenge, mental disorder or mental health crisis. Youth mentoring is operated in partnership with the Northfield Mentoring Coalition to help youth engage with members of the community.


Preschool & Early childhood

Public preschool is offered for children ages 3–5. Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is designed to education children ages birth to kindergarten and their parents.


Ventures Childcare

Ventures Childcare has options for infants, preschoolers and school-aged children during the academic year and summer.


Programs for Seniors

Additional rich senior programming is offered through the Northfield Senior Center, also located at the Northfield Community Resource Cener (NCRC) at 1651 Jefferson Parkway in Northfield.


Generous Support

Recreation programs are financially supported by the City of Northfield and Northfield Public Schools Community Services Division through a generous donation from Northfield Hospital & Clinics.

Find out how you can support our programs and give back to the community.



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