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Founder's Day, Part I: A Short History of Pauline Agassiz Shaw

Learn more about Pauline Agassiz Shaw, the Swiss-born daughter of a Harvard University naturalist and stepdaughter of the founding president of Radcliffe College. Discover how her intellectually rich upbringing, but limited financial means, infused within her a respect for learning, and how she became a social and educational pioneer, championing such efforts as public kindergartens, day nurseries, voting rights, and manual arts training for men, women, and children of all backgrounds.

Part one of a four-part series on the origins of North Bennet Street School.

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New Year, New You

For generations, people just like you have trained at NBSS to realize their goals. As we begin a new year, it's a good time to reflect on whether 2020 can also mean new skills, a new community, and a rewarding new career for you, through our intensive programs in traditional trades. There's never been a better time to apply to NBSS: we've frozen tuition at the current level, are offering a variety of new scholarships to qualified applicants, and providing over $700k of student aid this year. Watch this video to learn more.

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Read the 2019 Annual Report

Each year, we reflect on the success of North Bennet Street School's entire community with our Annual Report, and the latest issue for fiscal year 2019 is now available. Read about the accomplishments in each of our programs including a legendary collection of tools gifted to the Bookbinding program, veterans who built the reception desk for Home Base, locksmiths who stepped in during a public safety crisis, and new equipment, vehicle, and tool upgrades across our training programs.

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Frozen Tuition + New Scholarships + Over $700k in NBSS aid for 2020. Learn more here.

Full-time Programs


Cabinet & Furniture Making


Jewelry Making & Repair

Locksmithing & Security Technology

Piano Technology

Preservation Carpentry

Violin Making & Repair

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