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Students have their first taste of woodworking with Beth Ireland and the Eliot School Partnership Program. Video by Carla Pataky, 2013

A visit to the Eliot School. Video by Amanda Harrington & Will Weglein, Boston University Center for Digital Imaging, 2008

The Eliot School on TV

  • “Renovation, Expansion Eyed for Eliot School,” Neighborhood Network News, January 9, 2018— Eliot School trustees Ed Forte and Melony Swasey talk about community outreach for the Eliot School’s upcoming space renovation and expansion plans.

  • Around Town: Art for All, Boston Neighborhood Network TV, February 10, 2016— BNN-TV visited the Eliot schoolhouse, then partner Sumner Elementary School to hear about the Art Teachers Alliance, and finally the annual Community Youth Arts Festival in Mattapan.

  • BNN Interviews the Eliot SchoolNeighborhood Network News, January 23, 2015— Chris Harding interviews Eliot School Director, Abigail Norman, about our Youth Arts Festival and spring and summer classes.

  • “Fall Preview,” Chronicle, WCVB-TV/Channel 5, September 5, 2014— Yarn bombers festooned the Eliot School’s sign in preparation for their October talk and demo at the school, part of Art Week Boston. Fiber arts faculty and staff members Diane Ivey, Kelly Knight and Jessica Bucci were the culprits.


Recent Press


  • "Make do and mend: As landfills grow, people op for needle and thread," Sarah Lang, The Christian Science Monitor, March 3, 2023— "Textile artist and fashion designer Jessamy Kilcollins teaches a class called 'Mending by Hand: Visible Stitching' at the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts... Participants learn how to mend holes in an artistic way."





  • "As In-School After School Programs Return, Kids Can Once Again Express Themselves Through Art Alongside Peers," Lauren Bennet, Jamaica Plain Gazette, October 8, 2021— “The Gazette spoke with the Eliot School’s Executive Director, Abigail Norman, and new Associate Director, Alison Croney Moses, to learn more about how the Eliot School has adapted to the changing COVID-19 pandemic while still being able to serve its students....”

  • "Jamaica Plain Schools to Benefit from EdVestors Arts Expansion Grants," Dom Slowey, Jamaica Plain News, July 1, 2021— “'We look forward to partnering with EdVestors once again for this coming school year,' said Alison Croney Moses, Program Director of the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts. 'We’re grateful for the support that allows us to ensure that young people have access to essential experiences for their development.'” 

  • "Eliot School Announces Neal Widett Scholarship Fund," Beacon Hill Times Staff, Beacon Hill Times, April 1, 2021—"Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts... is proud to announce the Neal Widett Scholarship Fund."

  • "Eliot School Provides Update on Classes and Programming," Lauren Bennet, Jamaica Plain Gazette, February 12, 2021— "The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts held a community update meeting as part of its Salon Series of conversations on January 27 for residents to learn about the Eliot School’s plans for moving forward."
  • "Pandemic slows down three Jamaica Plain institutions' plans," Mary Ellen Gambon, Boston Bulletin, January 14, 2021 — "The expansion and redevelopment of three Jamaica Plain institutions were stalled by the pandemic of 2020: the Eliot School, the Shattack Hospital, and the Faulkner Hospital."