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. 

The ongoing public health emergency has kept our tuition-based classes suspended until further notice. We plan to open in-person classes later this Fall on a limited basis, with new clean-air systems and safety protocols for teachers and students alike. To see past class offerings, download a sample catalog HERE.

As we enter the new school year, our School & Community Partnership educators are preparing to return to classrooms in Boston Public Schools, teaching art and woodworking. Teen Bridge has wrapped up their work with 2021 Artist in Residence, Chanel Thervil. Our Summer Program for Children met in our new, colorful outdoor classrooms through mid-August. It was a great success!


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

What's New

Executive Director Abigail Norman and Associate Director Alison Croney-Moses discuss updates about what is new at the Eliot School.

Check back for updated dates!

Read about the heart of the Eliot School and all of the accomplishments thus far in our Annual Report.
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Eliot School Schoolyard Concerts

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

Sept 12: Household Items / Olsen Pingrey Duo
Sept 19: Dzidor / Prateek
Sept 26: Tarciso Alves


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: Sept 14–Oct 13
Learn more here

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Meet Our Alumni

A childhood moment in an Eliot School mural-making class provided a lifelong quest for Julia Ryan––recognizing the importance of an artists’s self-discovery.

A Jamaica Plain resident and graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Education, Julia Ryan is the first Artist Resource Manager for the Mayor's Office of Arts & Culture Boston. She helps individual artists navigate the ins and outs of opportunities and resources, and guides them through permit and licensing challenges.

Her personal and professional work focuses on creating welcoming and accessible art spaces and the exploration of art through a lens of community engagement and empowerment, with special interest in access to art for youth– the very things that enriched her Boston childhood. 

Photo credit: Donrick Pond

Julia Ryan
Jamaica Plain, MA