Join us as hundreds of performers from dozens of Boston Public Schools converge on Boston Common for the BPS
Citywide Arts Festival. Share and celebrate their creative vision and youthful talent at this special event. Fellow students,
families, and ...
The United States Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee has unanimously passed a reauthorization of the Elementary and and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which will be considered on the full Senate floor in May 2015. This updat...
JULY 6 - 17, 2015 | Register by June 26th
REGISTER TODAY for free summer programs in instrumental music, vocal/performing arts and dance. For two weeks in July, students will develop skills, perform with peers and connect with professionals in the a...
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
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
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
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, Former Superintendent
The arts are not just a nice thing to have or to do if there is free time or if one can afford it. Rather, paintings and poetry, music and fashion, design and dialogue, they all define who we are as a people and provide an account of our history for the next generation.
Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States
Video: The Arts Advantage in Boston
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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