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About Us

Westport Continuing Education (WCE) provides high-quality educational and enrichment programs to the residents of Westport and Fairfield County, annually serving nearly 6,000 adults and kids with over 700 programs. Classes, workshops, and camps are offered throughout the year after school, in the evenings, and on weekends for adults and children.

Classes are led by dedicated educators, certified teachers, and professionals from the region. We partner with diverse organizations and businesses to provide engaging programs and enrichment. Adult classes include arts and crafts, business and money matters, cards and games, cooking, fitness/sports/dance, health and wellness, home and garden, languages, pet training, and technology/computers.

WCE is a division of Westport Public Schools, whose mission is to empower and inspire students to reach their full potential as lifelong learners and socially responsible contributors to our global community. We achieve this by fostering critical and creative thinking and collaborative problem solving through a robust curriculum delivered by engaging and dedicated educators. We are committed to maintaining an environment that supports inquiry and academic excellence, emotional and physical well-being, appreciation of the arts and diverse cultures, integrity and ethical behavior. 

Westport Continuing Education

Director:

Christine Jewell

Staff:

  • Joanne Samela,
    Business Manager
  • Mary Youngling,
    Office Administrator
  • Amedeo Cannone,
    Evening Administrator

Westport Public Schools

Interim Superintendent:

Dr. David Abbey

Board of Education:

  • Mark Mathias, Chair
  • Jeannie Smith, Vice Chair
  • Elaine Whitney, Secretary
  • Karen Kleine
  • Vik Muktavaram
  • Candice Savin
  • Neil Phillips