Register now for FREE summer music and dance programs at locations throughout the city of Boston. Open to BPS students in grades 3 – 12. See descriptions below for details and registration info. For registration materials, click the links at t...
Join us May 23rd-25th!
The High School Arts Festival (HSAF) is a new district-wide event gathering students from all arts disciplines under a single roof to learn, share, and celebrate the visual and performing arts. This conference-style festiva...
While Boston Public School Arts Specialists are dedicated to inspiring and instructing youth in the visual arts discipline, they are accomplished artists in their own right. The exhibition, After Hours, artists behind the influence, aims to highlight th...
Join us for this dedicated arts PD session! BPS arts teachers should make plans now to secure release time. Content will include hands-on trials of ac...
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Why Art Matters!
I look forward to an America which will reward achievement in the arts as we reward achievement in business or statecraft. I look forward to an America which will steadily raise the standards of artistic accomplishment and which will steadily enlarge cultural opportunities for all of our citizens. And I look forward to an America which commands respect throughout the world not only for its strength but for its civilization as well.
John F. Kennedy
There are dozens of schools and arts partners across the city that will benefit from the continued expansion of arts education. In the end, it is Boston’s students that will benefit the most.
Laura Perille, EdVestors
The arts can help students become tenacious, team-oriented problem solvers who are confident and able to think creatively. These qualities can be especially important in improving learning among students from economically disadvantaged circumstances.
Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
Recent research… showed that at-risk youth with a history of intensive arts experiences enjoy better academic outcomes and are more civically engaged than similar students who largely miss out on the arts.
Laura Perille, EdVestors
Arts are crucial to a rigorous and high-quality education – and access to the arts in schools is an issue of equity for all of Boston’s children.
Dr. Carol R. Johnson, Superintendent
The BPS Visual and Performing Arts Department aims to provide excellence, access, and equity in arts education for all Boston Public Schools students. Learn more
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