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8 Reasons Boston is America's Best City

Boston is best known for its famous baked beans, Fenway Park, The Boston Marathon, and of course for the bar from Cheers, but dig a little deeper below the surface and you'll find a surprising wealth of things that make Boston one of the best cities in America—and the world. The city and surrounding region consistently ranks at the top of "best of" lists again and again. Here are 8 reasons why.

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Patriots Day in Boston and Beyond

When you think of Boston, you may think of modern traditions like the Marathon, Swan Boats at Public Garden, or the Green Monster at Fenway Park. However, each year in mid-April, Boston and the surrounding communities gear up to celebrate Patriots Day, which commemorates the first Revolutionary War battles at Lexington and Concord.

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Training The Whole Person

From the beginning, North Bennet Street School was a pioneer in advocating the value of hand skills training to society. The manual arts training movement known in Sweden as Educational Sloyd (slojd means 'craft' or 'manual skill') was brought to this country in large part through the efforts of our founder, Pauline Agassiz Shaw.

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A Good Life, Built by Hand.
Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez CF ’99

There is no doubt that North Bennet Street School is a special place, but how would you describe it? Over the years there have been several attempts to capture the spirit of what the School offers and convey it to the public in an immediate and memorable phrase that describes just what it is that we do. Read more in this special article by President Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez CF '99.

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Sean Hardeo CA '06

At NBSS, you get a big picture perspective. You know what's supposed to happen before and after. Everybody should learn this way... I don't look at the world the same way now that I know how to build a house. That's priceless.
Ken Craggs CF '07

The biggest obstacle I faced before applying to NBSS was my own doubt. After I decided to go for it, everything fell into place... The Cabinet and Furniture Making program gave me the skills to make whatever I dream up. It was an excellent investment in my life and career.
Brent Hull PC '93

There is no other place to get this type of training. If you want to set yourself apart, NBSS will give you more credibility and knowledge than you could get with 10 years in the field. It is the best money you will ever spend.

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