BPS Arts Expansion Initiative

The Boston Public Schools (BPS) Arts Expansion Initiative focuses on increasing access to quality arts education for all BPS students.

Key goals include:
  • Expand direct arts instruction for students during the school day
  • Build capacity and strengthen school-based arts
  • Improve coordination of partnerships with arts and cultural groups and higher education institutions

As part of the BPS Arts Expansion Initiative planning process, arts specialists, arts partners, and researchers came together to form the Quality Work Group. Together they reviewed research-based definitions of quality arts learning, drafted a quality framework based on research-based models and knowledge of Boston, and developed an initial approach to assessing quality arts learning.

Visit the Boston Quality Review page for more details on BPS Arts Expansion’s Quality Review process.

For more information about BPS Arts Expansion, please visit bpsarts.org