Creativity is alive in Boston Public Schools. Come take a look! BPS students have access to a wide range of arts opportunities, both in schools and through our arts partners. Together, arts teachers and community artists help Boston youth to think creatively and critically, discover possibilities, and express ideas. The BPS Visual & Performing Arts Department supports this work through district-wide resources, BPS Arts Expansion, and a host of partner programs. Explore the site to learn more!

What’s New


    Jan 16, 2017

    For the 14th year, three ROLLINS GRIFFITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS will be awarded to BPS high school seniors. Distributed in June, these $1,500.00 awards are given through the generosity of the Rollins Griffith Teacher Center of Boston, a non-profit organization run for over thirty years by and for educators in the[…]

  • ESSA Law: A "Well-Rounded Education Includes Arts"

    Aug 31, 2016

    The new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaces and updates No Child Left Behind, "rolls back much of the federal government's big footprint in education policy, on everything from testing and teacher quality to low-performing schools." (Zubrzycki, 2015. )  One key shift from NCLB to ESSA is the inclusion of[…]


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