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!
MUSIC DANCE THEATRE VISUAL + MEDIA TEACHER RESOURCES
Sep 13, 2017
Sep 10, 2017
The September swag sales from the SoWa Open Market will be donated to arts programs at Boston Public Schools! You can purchase SoWa tanks, tees, and totes at our info booth on Saturdays & Sundays from 10am-4pm during the month of September! To learn more about SoWa, click here!Read more...
Aug 17, 2017
On June 6, 2017,Mayor Martin J. Walsh and our partners at EdVestors announced phase four of BPS Arts Expansion. This new phase includes $600,000 in grant support for continued access to quality arts education. "BPS Arts Expansion is a terrific example of equity and innovation in our district's schools," said[…]Read more...
Why Art Matters!
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.
Principals and teachers tell us that there is no better way to bring families into schools than the opportunity to watch their children perform.
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.
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.
Expanding the arts in schools brings new energy to classrooms, increases engagement by students, and improves school choices for families. The arts enrich our young people, our schools, and our neighborhoods.