At Roxbury Latin, individuals from a great diversity of backgrounds are brought together by shared goals and common ideals.
Roxbury Latin is a “democratically gathered” community, a School where individuals from a great diversity of backgrounds are brought together by shared goals and common ideals. Among those are a dedication to excellence and a desire to become men of character focused on public service.
We maintain a need-blind admission policy and need-blind enrollment policy whereby students are admitted and enrolled without regard to their parents’ ability to pay. True to Roxbury Latin’s roots, boys are enrolled today on merit. This commitment allows us to attract a hardworking and able student body drawn from dissimilar social, economic, racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. We encourage boys to discover the joy of knowing and understanding others whose circumstances, beliefs, and interests are unlike their own.
In order to maintain a richly textured student community, we also seek out boys with arresting personalities and interests and with a capacity for deep and broad involvement. We pride ourselves on accommodating the distinctive individual who is uninfluenced by the crowd, committed to his particular interests, and able to stand up for what he believes.
Roxbury Latin strives to transform a collection of disparate, distinctive, and independent individuals into a cohesive, collaborative community unified by a common mission and a common dedication to excellence but enriched and deepened by diversity of experience and outlook.