VTS in Boston
VTS has been part of the Boston educational scene since 1993, when early versions of the approach were piloted in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Since then, VTS has been introduced in more than 40 schools in New England, and strong programs flourish in a range of elementary and secondary schools throughout the region. Boston has also been the site of numerous conferences, workshops, as well as research projects, studying the effect of VTS on student growth, learning and academic achievement.
In the spring of 2007, a group of VTS practitioners working in Boston area institutions gathered to establish the Boston VTS Consortium. The Consortium builds upon the dynamic, ongoing work of each partner in order to advocate for the development of district-wide models for implementing VTS within Boston Public Schools and to build instructional capacity as it relates to VTS within and across the organizations that comprise the Boston VTS Consortium.
Members of the Boston VTS Consortium currently include: the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Trinity Church, The Harvard Art Museusms and Visual Understanding in Education/Visual Thinking Strategies.
Boston Schools using Visual Thinking Strategies
- Boston Latin School
- Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School
- Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers
- Josiah Quincy K-5
- Joseph J. Hurley K-8
- Haynes EEC
- Maragarita Muniz Academy
- Richard J. Murphy K-8
- Tobin K-8
- West Zone ELC
- William W. Henderson K-5