Anders Zorn, Mrs. Gardner in Venice, 1894, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

School Partnerships

Step Into Art programs reach nearly 500 Boston children each year through partnerships with schools all across the city. We partner with seven Boston Public Schools, offering rich learning experiences for third-grade students featuring art from the MFA and the Gardner Museum. We have also built a unique, longstanding sixth-grade partnership program with Mother Caroline Academy in Dorchester focused on learning inspired by portraits from the Harvard Art Museums. We will be expanding this program to Nativity Prep in 2020. All of our programs actively engage children with great works of art from Boston museums and provide new opportunities for self-expression through art-making and writing. Read more about our third-grade and sixth-grade partnership programs by clicking on the links below.

3RD GRADE PROGRAM

Featuring the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
or the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

  • RICHARD J. MURPHY K-8 SCHOOL, DORCHESTER
  • SAMUEL W. MASON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, ROXBURY
  • CURLEY K-8 SCHOOL, JAMAICA PLAIN
  • CURTIS GUILD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, EAST BOSTON
  • WARREN-PRESCOTT K-8 SCHOOL, CHARLESTOWN
  • HALEY PILOT SCHOOL, ROSLINDALE
  • LEE ACADEMY PILOT SCHOOL, DORCHESTER

6TH GRADE PROGRAM

Featuring the Harvard Art Museums

  • MOTHER CAROLINE ACADEMY, DORCHESTER
  • NATIVITY PREPARATORY SCHOOL, JAMAICA PLAIN

“Teaching Step Into Art programs is so rewarding! I have the joy of watching students gain confidence in discussing works of art as they make thoughtful observations and amazing connections. I see a sense of ownership and connection grow between the children and the art they learn about as it inspires their writing and their art creation in a very personal way. The students never fail to impress and amaze me, and every time I teach a program it’s an entirely new and wonderful experience.”