About RL

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We build on their intellectual curiosity, self-motivation, and capacity for hard work.

Who We Are

At Roxbury Latin, we care, most of all, what kind of person a boy is. We adhere to the original mission set forth by our founders: to prepare students intellectually, morally, and spiritually for service in the world as leaders of integrity and conviction. Every aspect of our program supports our core values of honesty, responsibility, humility, respect and concern for others.

We expect a great deal from our students. Roxbury Latin’s rigorous academic program trains boys in exacting analysis, disciplined reflection, aesthetic appreciation, and lucid expression. The faculty constantly challenges students to hone their natural talents and encourages them to compete against their own sense of excellence.

Founded in 1645, Roxbury Latin is a boys’ school by conviction with a curriculum tailored to the cognitive and emotional development of boys. We build on their intellectual curiosity, self-motivation, and capacity for hard work. Ours is a democratically gathered community, in which boys from a broad array of socioeconomic backgrounds and with different interests, talents, and perspectives, are admitted and enrolled on a need-blind basis, regardless of their family’s financial circumstances. Our small size ensures that each boy is known and loved.