The entire school community, including new and returning students, faculty and staff, gathered in front of the new building on opening day.

After a period of intense activity that culminated in twelve weeks of nearly round-the-clock construction at the new North Street facility this summer, we are here. The excitement level is high and the newly energized school community looks forward to welcoming Benchmarks readers during Open House on November 8 – 9.

In this issue:

Creative chaos

Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez, president of NBSS, shares his thoughts on the road to a new building. Read the essay.


New faculty join NBSS

NBSS welcomed three new faculty members. Two for the full-time jewelry program and one for carpentry. Read the story.


Capital campaign exceeds goal

The school reached and exceeded the $15 million Under One Roof capital campaign goal. Read the story.


150 North Street

The story of the new building includes named places, invaluable support, a VIP visit and a remarkable volunteer. Read the story.


Massachusetts furniture celebrated

A collaborative venture among local and national organizations celebrates four centuries of Massachusetts furniture. Read the story.

Community service

NBSS students work with community and cultural institutions to the benefit of all. Read the story.


In the city

NBSS is committed to supporting the communities of Boston through career training and work with the youth. Read the story.

Graduation 2013

The May 31, 2013 ceremony celebrated the achievements of the class of 2013. Read the story.


30 Years of violin making

The NBSS violin making and repair program, started in 1983, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Read the story.


Distinguished craftsmanship

A new award in the violin making and repair program recognizes distinguished craftsmanship. Read the story.


New facility, new possibilities

The new building includes more space, creating opportunity for new events and programs. Read the story. 


Donor profile

Bruce Dayton's connection to the school began when he took a workshop in 2001. Read the story.


Alumni News

Career and life highlights from alumni of NBSS full-time programs. Link to Alumni News.


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