Preservation carpentry student Jared Lodge examines the plaster cove at the eaves of the Brethren’s Workshop at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village.

Partnerships with other higher-education institutions brought graduate-level students to North Bennet Street School this summer for hands-on training to enrich their master’s degree programs. Relationships with other non-profits provided internship opportunities for NBSS students to learn from masters in their field. Learning by doing, in varied settings by diverse students at all levels contributes to the year-round NBSS educational experience.

In this issue:


Are We Artists?

Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez, president of North Bennet Street School, returns from a visit to Penland School of Craft and shares his thoughts on artists and craftspeople. Read the story.

Climbing the Stairs

Rob O'Dwyer, director of admissions for NBSS, reflects on his first months on the job. Read the story.


On the Pathway to Prosperity

A summary and link to the video of the 2011 graduation speaker Robert B. Schwartz, Academic Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and co-author of "Pathways to Prosperity." Read the story

One Graduate’s Journey

Paul Marshall, PA '03 shares his thoughts about his time at NBSS and his commitment to giving back. Read the story.



Distinguished Alumni Award

A profile of the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award Barbara Adams Hebard, BB '90. Read the story



Annual Evening 2011

A recap of the May 2011 celebration of craft held at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts. Read the story.



New Programs Reach the Graduate Level

Partnerships with other higher-education institutions result in summer courses in bookbinding and preservation carpentry. Read the story.



Keeping NYC in Tune

A unique internship with a non-profit in New York City that places pianos in public spaces. NBSS students kept them in tune in June. Read the story



Learning by Doing at a Shaker Village

For the third year, a small number of preservation carpentry students enjoyed summer internships at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village in New Lebanon, New York. For students, the opportunity to work on historic buildings in the museum setting was exhilarating…especially at the roof level. Read the story

Stumbling upon Pauline Agassiz Shaw

While rambling through Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain a NBSS staff member stumbles upon the gravesite of Pauline Agassiz Shaw, the founder of NBSS. Read the story


Alumni News

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