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

  • 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. Edweek.org )  One key shift from NCLB to ESSA is the inclusion of[…]

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  • National Arts in Education Week | Sept 11-17, 2016

    Aug 31, 2016

    Whether you are a student, educator, parent, or principal, you can find a way to celebrate the arts in education during National Arts in Education Week. The arts are an essential part of a complete education, no matter if it happens in the home, school, or community. Students of all ages—from[…]

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  • National Hispanic Heritage Month | September 15 - October 15

    Aug 31, 2016

    National Hispanic Heritage Month Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.Explore the National Hispanic Heritage Month website for ways to[…]

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