Eight Boston schools—including JP’s English High and John F. Kennedy Elementary—will add art and music programs next year thanks to $81,500 in grants through the BPS Arts Expansion Initiative.
The grants, announced on June 15, also will allow JP’s Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts to continue and expand its arts partnership with three Roslindale schools.
The funding is part of a $5.5 million campaign led by the nonprofit EdVestors, whose executive director, Laura Perille, is a JP resident. The funding comes from a variety of private donors and foundations.
The Initiative ties into Boston Public Schools’ five-year improvement plan.
“Arts education is a vital part of an engaging and effective learning environment for students,” said BPS Superintendent Carol Johnson in a press statement.
From press materials.