NBSS Blog

In Memory of Philip C. Lowe CF '74

We at North Bennet Street School are deeply saddened by the passing of Phil Lowe CF '74, a master furniture maker, entrepreneur, teacher, mentor, and dear friend to all. His legacy is second to none, and includes not only the fine work he produced over 50+ years, but also the generations of woodworkers who he guided in the craft. We remember Phil here.

Passion Made Possible

Two musicians pursue their craft—and new livelihoods—as promised by the support of the NBSS community. Discover how the dramatic expansion of our scholarship programs in recent years has helped current students Veronica Vaillancourt VM '21 and Jennifer Chen PT '20, PA '21 thrive in their programs

Unbridled Enthusiasm

Last winter, students from the North Bennet Street School Carpentry program decamped to a sprawling Dover horse farm to renovate its guest house with a team from the Topsfield-based C2MG Builders, Inc., in a project that seamlessly dovetailed with their curriculum.

Steady, Daily Work

Message From the President: I would have been proud to write this note to you simply marveling that we made it to the end of 2020 teaching in person with no program closures or serious health concerns at NBSS. That alone is an accomplishment, and I'm grateful for the diligence, care, and resilience that made it possible.

In the Making: NBSS Alumni Roundtable

On Thursday, December 17, 2020, we held a virtual conversation with six recent alumni who have chosen careers as makers, entrepreneurs, artists, and educators—each contributing to their communities and their fields in important ways. They discussed what led them to train at NBSS, where they are in their careers now, lasting memories from their time at the School, and more. Watch a video of the full conversation here.