Join us with a hammer, a thimble, a camera or a brush...

and pursue your desire to create. Find us in our Jamaica Plain classrooms and in public schools and community centers throughout Boston. 

We're pleased to open registration for our popular Summer Program for Children 2021. Due to the ongoing public health emergency and restrictions, all other tuition-based classes are still suspended until further notice. We are actively studying options for phased physical re-opening and online classes. To see a representation of our class offerings, please download a sample catalog HERE.

Our School & Community Partnership educators are teaching visual arts to Boston Public School students online, and Teen Bridge worked with 2020 Artist in Residence, Carolyn Shadid Lewis, to complete their project, InterGeneration. We are mapping out plans to ensure clean air in our schoolhouse. You can help!


Woodworking • Upholstery & Furniture Restoration • Sewing & Fashion • Fiber Arts • Book & Paper Arts • Printmaking • Photography • Drawing & Painting • Mixed Media • Tinkering & Inventing • Other Crafts

What's New

When our schoolhouse closed, we learned where the heart of the school truly you. You carried the Eliot School into your homes, communities, and online.
Now help us reopen. Learn more here
Yes, I Want to Help!
We are excited to announce Summer Program for Children has returned for 2021! The six-week program is scheduled to run from June 28 through August 6, 2021.
Registration open, first-come, first-served. Learn more here.
Read about the heart of the Eliot School and all of the accomplishments thus far in our Annual Report.
Learn more here


View Annual Report
Now more than ever your support is needed to sustain our mission and the school’s future. 
Every gift makes a difference. 



Eliot School Schoolyard Concerts

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Sundays at 4 pm, June 6-Sept 26 @ the Eliot Schoolyard 
Live music returns to a delightful outdoor space all summer long from jazz to hip hop, harp to steel drum. Learn more here.

Aug 1: DJ WhySham
Aug 8: Tempo International Rhythm Section
Aug 15: David Eure & Brian Friedland
Aug 22: Alec Hutson / Naomi Westwater
JP Porchfest closing event
Aug 29: Miranda Rae & Shane Dylan


A virtual summer intensive professional development series called Supporting the Processing of Experiences through the Arts during Crisis (SPEAC) that specifically caters to the current needs of K-12 students and teachers in the Boston and Springfield areas.
Session 2: July 26 - August 6
Learn more here

Find a Class

Meet Our Students

Maggie Hill began taking classes at the Eliot School over four decades ago when she was 26 years old and starting out as an elementary school teacher. She hasn’t missed many classes since.

After many years in our furniture restoration and upholstery classes, she continues to take our sewing classes where she makes slipcovers, curtains and other embellishments for her house. Over the years, Maggie has refurbished and repaired almost everything in her living room and her pieces grace the homes of her relatives and friends.

She finds liberation in refinishing furniture and freedom in changing her own environment.

Additionally, Maggie advises the school on improving accessibility as part of our ongoing process of planning improvements to our space.

Maggie Hill
Mattapan, MA
Eliot School sewing student Maggie Hill