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. 

Our Schoolhouse in Jamaica Plain will re-open for Fall/Winter classes shortly!

During our closure, we've invested greatly in major facility upgrades to ensure the safety of our classrooms.  We'll offer new courses this coming season; some, held in our outdoor classrooms created by our talented facilities team!  We look forward to inviting you back to experience the Eliot's new-and-improved work-spaces!

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.
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 in our delightful outdoor space all summer long from jazz to hip hop, harp to steel drum. Learn more here.


Sept 26: Tarciso Alves Trio


The Eliot School is pleased as always to join with Jamaica Plain Arts Council and Artists to welcome you back to celebrate 28 years of art and community at Jamaica Plain Open Studios, 2021!

Find a Class

Meet Our Business Supporters

Our local picture framing shop, Jameson and Thompson Picture Framers, has a rich history of supporting the local arts community, and has been a longtime business supporter of the Eliot School. Jameson & Thompson was founded in 1985 and has been on Greenview Ave in Jamaica Plain ever since.

From the very beginning, the shop was founded to serve the artist community with high quality picture framing. Today their team serves artists, collectors, galleries all over the city, and museums of all sizes. They strive to build a bigger, stronger network of artists, craftspeople and collaborators, using their shop as a hub.

Keep an eye out for partnership framing classes with their excellent team members.

Photo credit: Gretjen Helene

Alex Jacobson & Stephanie Putland
Jamaica Plain, MA