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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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Kick, Turn, Shine

NBSS is partnering with the Fuller Craft Museum and the Society of Arts + Crafts to present an innovative series of events this spring. Dive in to the joy of making by learning to turn on the lathe and celebrating all that glitters. Join us here at the School for kids and adult wood turning classes with guest instructor and noted wood turner Beth Ireland.

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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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Full-time Programs


Cabinet & Furniture Making


Jewelry Making & Repair

Locksmithing & Security Technology

Piano Technology

Preservation Carpentry

Violin Making & Repair

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