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Essex Technical High School offers a wide variety of services to our community. Many of our career technical programs serve public customers: services include auto and collision repairs, pet grooming, floral arrangements and plant sales, lunch in our restaurant, pastries, sandwiches and take-out meals from our cafe, a full-service beauty salon, and more. Many of our programs also offer services off campus; see our Outside Projects information below. The District provides the use of our buildings, classrooms, athletic fields, and more as services to our community.

Program Services

The Career Technical Education Programs listed below offer services, hosts events, and are actively involved with our local community.

Maple Street Cafe & Bistro

Bistro Hours:
Tuesday – Friday (Unless otherwise noted)
11:00am – 12:45pm

**Please call after 9:00 am to make a reservation at (978) 304-4700 x2120. Due to space limitations, the Bistro is by reservation only.

Café Hours:
Tuesday – Friday (Unless otherwise noted)
10:30am – 12:30pm

The Maple Street Bakery – Café & Bistro are both student-run facilities with fresh food prepared daily. Our Bistro has a different menu daily, which includes a soup, salad, sandwich, and a few entree selections to choose from. All items are made from scratch and prepared on site daily. The Bistro allows our students the opportunity to run a full-functioning upscale restaurant. The students run all aspects of the Bistro from prepping food, baking, cooking, grilling, expo, wait-staff, cooking on the line, and even the dish room. We look forward to serving you lunch soon!

Our Café is also student run and has fresh baked goods for sale! Fresh out of the oven breads and rolls, which are so good, you will keep coming back for more! We also have fresh baked pies, cookies, cakes, brownies, sandwiches, salads, and more that are offered daily. You may take your goodies home to enjoy or sit in our Café with a fresh brewed cup of coffee. Our items sell out fast and are on a first come, first serve basis.

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Blooming Designs

Tuesday – Thursday
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

If you have any questions, please call us at (978) 304-4700 x1128 or email us at [email protected]

Run by the students; Blooming Designs is the retail floral shop to meet all your floral needs! Each week, the Sustainable Horticulture students work to develop their competency in floral design by creating floral arrangements that are then made available for the public to purchase. Floral designs available for sale include both specialty holiday designs planned for prominent holidays, as well as everyday designs. Also available in Blooming Designs are seasonal plants and tropical houseplants, most of which have been propagated, grown and maintained by the students. Additionally, Blooming Designs has teamed up with the Masonry program to be able to provide to the public their cement figurines.

We look forward to seeing you in our Blooming Designs floral shop!


Farm Stand

TuesdayWednesday, Thursday
8:30 am – 10:30 am

Located adjacent to our small animal and grooming building,  the students of our Sustainable Horticulture and Culinary Arts programs offer school grown harvests, plants, and fresh bakery goods. Come sit under our canopy and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee as well!


Cosmetology – Salon 565

Thursday & Friday
8:00am – 11:30am

Please call (978) 304-4700 x3125 to book an appointment today! Services are by appointment only, so please call earlier in the week! Availability of appointments is on a first come, first, serve basis.

The Cosmetology Department is a learning lab, and all work is performed by the students. If you are looking for an Up-Do for a party or function, or need your nails manicured, our students know just what to do.

Other services performed are haircuts, shampoo & blow dry, shampoo & roller set, temporary and permanent color, full and partial highlights, and perms. Our students also can give you a manicure, wax your eyebrows and lip, and even a facial! Please call with any questions or for pricing. Gift certificates are available, and tips are welcomed.




The Animal Science department’s Grooming program is a learning lab, and all work is performed by the students. Services students can provide include brushing, bathing, clipping nails, cleaning ears and breed clips based on student learning progression.  Gift certificates are available.

The Essex Tech Grooming Salon is not taking any additional appointments until after the first of the new year. We thank you so much for your continued patronage and overwhelming response to our available slots. We look forward to serving you next school year!

Facilities Use

Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School District and Essex Technical High School are home to some of the best facilities on the north shore. The district and high school buildings offer classrooms, two gymnasiums, a state­-of­-the-­art Library Media Center, multiple flexible meeting venues, a professional turf field, and a variety of grass playing fields. Spaces may be used once or on a longer term rental or lease. Catering may be optional on some spaces.

Procedure for Use of Facilities 

Public Facilities Use Request

Outside Projects

The Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School District invites our District Communities and non profits to submit applications for work projects for our Construction Academy students to complete here on campus and off campus. These projects provide our students with authentic work experiences. Applications are reviewed by the Director of Career Technical Education and the Outside Project Team for educational value, scope of work, and career preparation for our students. Potential projects are prioritized as follows; first Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School District cities and towns and second district Non-Profit Organizations. Forward completed Outside Project Applications to Kathleen Holman [email protected] for review.