About Us

In 2003 we opened our first store with the goal of selling the most inspirational and effective educational products we could find.  Parents, teachers and the kids themselves have reinforced the excitement of learning and practicing great critical thinking using our toys and teaching products.


Beyond the Blackboard is the creation of Jean Boylan and Jacqueline Killian, two sisters who have a passion for educating children and creating life long learners with inquisitive minds and the confidence to have fun and be creative.  Our merchandise enables parents and teachers to explore the world with the kids in their lives.


Their beautiful retail stores are full of high quality products that tantalize and entice.  From science kits to art supplies, from live frogs to baby dolls – you can find it at Beyond the Blackboard.