Student Life & Resources

NBSS students are ambitious, passionate, and diverse. They are recent high school graduates, former college students, and white-collar professionals. They are returning veterans, single parents, and recently married, starting new families. Our intimate, close-knit community of craftspeople continues even beyond graduation.

Training students for careers in traditional trades is at the very heart of our mission. Because the School is small, we’re able to work with students on a one-on-one basis. We’ll help you prepare the tools for your job search (like resumes and portfolios) and identify potential employers.

Though focused, hands-on work is the core of the NBSS experience, you’ll be part of a small group of creative and friendly students. While a student at NBSS, you'll enjoy PB&J Wednesdays, our annual Rally at the Alley: Student & Alumni Bowling Party, the annual Holiday Party hosted by the Alumni Association, music nights, belt sander races, and more.

Additionally, there are various student groups that meet during the academic year, including the Student Veterans and the LGBTQ student group.


We connect students with internships to help build real-world experience, and we maintain a Jobs & Commissions Board that lists opportunities for students. In addition, we offer an annual Business Course that covers business plans, marketing, contracts and negotiations, pricing, accounting, insurance, legal issues, and more.

We can provide you information about health insurance, voter registration, transportation, and child care. Though we don't provide housing assistance, you may find these housing resources helpful in your search.


Students can gain insight into graduate careers and connect with potential employers, colleagues, and organizations via our alumni network. Over 3,000 NBSS alumni live around the world, and many of the School's instructors are alumni, as are the President and the Provost of the School.

The Alumni Association organizes networking events, and offers mentoring to both students and new graduates. Email to learn more.

Our Neighborhood

North Bennet Street School is located in one of Boston's most culturally diverse neighborhoods, the North End. Residents and visitors of the North End can enjoy a variety of food, shopping, and culture, all within one walkable neighborhood. It has has historically been a place for immigrants throughout the City's history, and NBSS has been a part of the North End since 1881.

See more info about visiting NBSS here.


Contact Bryan McGrath, Director of Student Life & Career Services, at 617-227-0155 x112 or

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