Consulting Services

CAS supports, guides, and launches innovative schools with the goal to become models for others. After decades of providing these services in districts in Massachusetts, the CAS team came together to provide support and guidance to the leaders of Conservatory Lab Charter School. 

We also work with other schools to provide consulting and professional services, including:

  • Blackstone Academy Charter School | Pawtucket, RI

  • Boston Latin High School | Boston, MA

  • Equity Lab Charter School | Lawrence, MA

  • Hunter College | New York, NY

  • New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities IV | Rockaway Park, NY

  • Puget Sound Consortium for School Innovation | Tacoma, WA

  • Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center | Boston, MA

This support is offered on a case-by-case consulting basis, and can include:  

  • Leadership residencies at Conservatory Lab Charter School and other partner schools

  • Leadership coaching

  • Documentation and dissemination support

  • Whole-school support for anti-racist education, arts integration, building community partnerships, project-based learning, and more

If you are interested in working with us, please send us a short summary of your needs and your school context to: Jill Davidson, CAS Program Director,

Learn more about Conservatory Lab Charter School

Conservatory Lab Charter School is a K-8 school that uses the power of music and learning to transform the lives of students.  Bringing together the best of two proven programs – El Sistema’s intensive, ensemble focused music education and EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) – CLCS is charting a unique path for arts-immersive, experiential learning.

The Center for Artistry and Scholarship provides support and guidance to CLCS’s leadership in further developing its program as a national model.  From mentoring the school’s principal to providing best practices on arts-immersive education, the relationship between the two organizations will both support CLCS’s continued success and serve as an inspiration and model other arts-based schools fostered by the center.

Conservatory Lab Charter School is fully independent of the Center for Artistry and Scholarship. Ongoing operations are overseen by its administration, and the education leadership and strategic direction are set by an independent board. CLCS has access to the Center’s resources, guidance and insights of its leadership team.