The Location

Vibrant, Historic Boston

NESOP is located in Boston’s Kenmore Square--just one block from the Kenmore Square T stop, a major stop for both buses and the subway, allowing you to commute conveniently from many Boston neighborhoods and suburbs. A dynamic urban hub, Kenmore Square offers the benefits of a vibrant metropolitan location to students seeking a well-rounded educational experience. Here, you’ll find access to countless resources—from world-class museums, libraries and galleries to a thriving arts and music scene. The legendary Fenway Park—home of the Boston Red Sox—is right around the corner. Nearby, you’ll find Lansdowne Street, one of Boston’s best-known nightlife districts, the home of dozens of clubs and restaurants, and a popular destination for area college students. At NESOP, the best of Boston is close by. From here, you can explore the limitless shooting opportunities offered throughout the diverse areas of New England.

Boston has a strong photographic community, and as a NESOP student, you’ll quickly become part of it. NESOP is well connected to Boston’s thriving photography, academic and business communities. These connections provide a wealth of invaluable resources and real-world experiences to NESOP students.

Get to Know the City of Boston

The famous Citgo sign in Kenmore Square contains five miles of neon tubing.

About 300,000 college students live in Boston.

About 600,000 people reside in Boston proper.

Average annual temperature is approximately 51 F with summer highs occasionally reaching 90°+F and winter lows occasionally below 0°F.

Boston’s historic Fenway Park, home to the Boston Red Sox baseball team, opened on April 20, 1912.

The John Hancock Tower is 60 stories tall and boasts 13 acres of glass.


Although NESOP does not provide housing facilities, there are many apartments near NESOP and throughout the Greater Boston area. NESOP recommends looking for accommodations along the MBTA, Boston's public transit system. The school will put incoming students in touch with other students who are seeking roomates in an effort to facilitate this process at the student's request. There are a number of services in the Boston area dedicated to finding accommodations for anyone in need of housing, and NESOP is happy to work with students during the admissions process to familiarize them with these services.