Full-time Programs


Cabinet & Furniture Making


Jewelry Making & Repair

Locksmithing & Security Technology

Piano Technology

Preservation Carpentry

Violin Making & Repair

Continuing Education Classes

Sharpen your skills or learn a new craft.

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 & 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.
Geraldine Kish Perry JM '00

I couldn't be more happy with my choice to change careers and attend NBSS. Before enrolling the Jewelry program, I didn't feel tangibly engaged in my work. And now I make things of lasting value and beauty. I feel pride in and enthusiasm for my work, and I do it with integrity.

Nikolaus Meller CF '94

It goes without saying that without the great people I met and the help and guidance I received along the way, none of this could have happened. NBSS is an integral part in my story. The time there taught me that if I do something well, the rest will fall into place.
Mary Jane Clark LK '09

I couldn't say enough positive things about the School and the Locksmithing program. It's allowed me to live in a beautiful place, have control of my work schedule and find a healthier balance in my life. NBSS gave me the skills I needed to begin a new career.

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Changing Direction
Danna Lorch

As a student, it's impossible to pass through the 150 North Street doors and not leave changed in some way. But these four NBSS students and recent grads experienced a major life challenge during their time at school—or took a daring career leap to enroll in the first place. Here's how they found their footing.

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In the Making: Inside Our Community

On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, we were delighted and inspired to hear from a cross-section of our community: alumni, faculty, staff, and Board members. They shared anecdotes, memories, and personal stories of what they love about NBSS. They each related how they came to be part of our community, including showing off an object that tells a story about their background and what North Bennet means to them.

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Community Partners Event

On Thursday, December 2, 2021, we gathered leaders from our network of hard working, mission-driven organizations who partner with our Admissions team to create career pathways that are often supported by NBSS Scholarships. Each shared their stories in conversation with Rob O'Dwyer, Director of Admissions & Enrollment. Watch the full event here.

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Radical Jewelry Makeover: Boston

In a collaboration with Massachusetts College of Art and Design, NBSS, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, jewelry making students collected, sorted, and remade over 70 donations from the Boston area, culminating in an exhibition of rings, necklaces, brooches, earrings, and more—all for sale. The project aims to offer an informed and creative alternative to traditional mining practices and jewelry production.

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