Academics

Academics

Roxbury Latin fosters the development of academic excellence by means of a demanding curriculum. We seek to instill in our students a capacity for rigorous analysis, disciplined reflection, and lucid expression. Our goal is for each student to experience the excitement and joy that result from hard and deep thinking, and to help him to develop the skills that will serve him well in college and throughout his life.

We seek to instill in our students a capacity for rigorous analysis, disciplined reflection, and lucid expression.

In the lower grades, we emphasize the basic skills in the major disciplines: the arts, English, history, classical and modern language, computer science, mathematics, and science. At the upper levels, after students have acquired the fundamental skills, our academic program becomes increasingly flexible. Boys may choose from a variety of electives. Opportunity is also offered for significant independent study on and off campus.

Faculty Profile

Name: Kate Chappell

  • Class Master
  • Class VI
  • Science
  • Math
  • 7th and 8th Grade Basketball Coach

None of my classes has more than 14 boys, so I can take the time to help any students who ask for help with their lab reports, which are six to seven pages long. Asking for extra help is a good thing at Roxbury Latin. It’s a sign of strength, not of weakness.