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Thank You for Another Record-Breaking Year in Fundraising

“These past 15 months we found ourselves in unforeseen, utterly distinctive circumstances. While the spectre of COVID-19 challenged us in unique ways, however, this wasn’t the first time that honorable, community-minded people joined together on behalf of a worthy cause, or simply their shared survival. Thanks to its longevity—and, dare I say, its resilience—Roxbury Latin […]

Remembering Phil Hansen, Faculty Emeritus

Phil Hansen—longtime history department chair and Scribner Professor of Global Studies Emeritus—died on June 25, at the age of 79, at a memory care hospital in Saco, Maine. As his brother wrote in Phil’s obituary: Phil’s teaching career included faculty positions at Kimball Union Academy (English); the Woodstock (VT) Country School (English and Headmaster); and […]

Amit Paley ’00 on Supporting LGBTQ Youth in Sports

Alumnus Amit Paley ’00, CEO and Executive Director of The Trevor Project—which provides support and crisis intervention for LGBTQ youth—recently wrote an opinion piece that was featured as a Guest Essay in the New York Times, in response to NFL player Carl Nassib coming out as gay and Nassib’s subsequent $100,000 donation to The Trevor […]

Closing Exercises Honor the Class of 2021

On the morning of June 5, the 376th year of The Roxbury Latin School—a year unlike any other—culminated with Closing Exercises and the graduation of the Class of 2021. In a normal year, the intimate ceremony—which includes the seniors, their families, the faculty and trustees—takes place inside Rousmaniere Hall. Due to the spring’s COVID guidelines, […]

A Memorable Prize Day Hall, Honoring The Year’s Award Winners

On June 4, the Class of 2021 took their rightful seats at the front of “Hall” for the first and last time this school year. Though the seats were on O’Keeffe Field, the stage was the festively adorned staircase outside of the IAF, and the traditional Prize Day Hall songs—Commemoration Hymn, Jerusalem, The Founder’s Song—reverberated […]

Live Music on Campus Again, At Last!

This week marked a momentous occasion for this singing school: On Thursday, May 20, Roxbury Latin hosted its first live musical performance in 14 months. On a beautiful, sunny evening, outside in the Smith Arts Center Courtyard, guests sat—spread out, in chairs on the lawn—and enjoyed performances by students in Class VI through Class I, […]

Two Alumni Appointed To Crucial, Student-Facing Leadership Roles

Alumni Darian Reid—member of the Class of 2005, and a member of the faculty since 2010—and Matt McDonald ’85 will be taking on two key roles at the school, focused on supporting the boys of Roxbury Latin, and also on enrolling the next generation of RL students. Darian—who has distinguished himself as an exemplary teacher, […]

Thirteen Seniors Inducted Into Cum Laude Society

On April 22, Roxbury Latin celebrated in Hall the 13 members of Class I whose efforts and accomplishments have earned them membership in the Cum Laude Society. Each spring, the all-school Cum Laude ceremony honors the life of the mind—affirming that at the heart of a good school is scholarly engagement. With the speakers and […]

Writer and Poet Clint Smith Weaves Artistry With Activism

On April 8, Clint Smith—writer, poet, scholar, and activist—spoke with students and faculty in virtual Hall about his poetry, his passionate support of the racial justice movement, and his newest project—his non-fiction book debut, How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America, which will be published this summer. “I’ve […]

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