We’re located in the historic North End of Boston, an accessible and livable city that provides a wonderful backdrop for the training that occurs in the classroom. Known as the Hub, Boston is a center for learning and culture and conveniently located in the heart of New England.

Health & Safety Update

The School is open for in-person, full-time program instruction—with precautions, protocols, and other interventions in place. Guests are allowed by appointment only, though our Store (located in the front lobby) is open to the public. Masks must be worn at all times indoors. While we are only open for instruction in our nine full-time programs at this time, we are working on a plan to introduce an online component of our Continuing Education department.

To read more about what NBSS is doing to protect the health of our community, please visit our COVID-19 page for regular updates, FAQs, and resources.


Boston has an extensive public transportation system of commuter trains, subways, trolleys and buses that makes it possible to get around the city without a car.

Our physical address is 150 North Street, Boston, MA 02109.

Everyone is welcome to stop by the School and visit our showroom. Our program spaces are not open to the public, however. If you’re considering applying to one of the full-time programs, we encourage you to join us for an Info Session.


Public transit: We are conveniently located near multiple service routes and the neighborhood is very walkable. The closest MBTA stop is Haymarket on the Orange and Green Lines, and the Aquarium stop on the Blue line is slightly father away. There are also a number of options for bus service.

Biking: If you plan to visit by bicycle, we have a rack located across from our building where you can lock your bike. Our facility is also near several Bluebike bike share stations.

Driving: The School does not have a dedicated lot, and on-street parking in the North End is difficult to find. If you plan to drive, your best option is to park in the Haymarket Center parking garage (also known as the Parcel 7 Garage) and walk to the School.

We validate Haymarket Center Garage tickets at our front desk as follows:

  • $1 for up to 2 hours of parking
  • $3 for up to 3 hours of parking
  • Longer than 3 hours - about $10 an hour with no validation discount, capping at $33 for 5-24 hours.
  • Complimentary parking is provided at special events such as the Annual Celebration of Craft.

Click here for a map of the parking garage at 98 Haymarket Square with walking directions to 150 North Street.


Our list of local, short-term accommodations may be helpful if your visit includes an overnight stay. We encourage you to look for special deals online, as many downtown Boston hotels offer deals through online travel sites.

Nearby Garages

Our Neighborhood

We're located in the historic North End, one of Boston's most culturally diverse areas. Residents and visitors can enjoy a variety of food, shopping, and culture, all within one walkable neighborhood.