News & Events

Use Your Voice: Ara Gershengorn Delivers 2023 Cum Laude Address

On April 20, Roxbury Latin celebrated in Hall the 12 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. “This special event is […]

Mike Pojman Shares His Life Lessons, After 43 Years at RL

On Monday, April 3, Mike Pojman—Associate Headmaster and member of the Roxbury Latin faculty since 1980—opened the spring term in Rousmaniere Hall, by sharing with students and colleagues 19 life lessons that he has come to rely on. Mr. Pojman will retire at the end of this school year. Below are his Hall remarks, in […]

Glee Club Takes to Nashville and Memphis!

In the early morning hours of March 18, four members of RL’s faculty and 56 members of the Glee Club boarded a plane to head to two of America’s most iconic music destinations. First the group spent three days in Nashville, Tennessee—Music City! On Saturday, they spent some time getting to know downtown Nashville before […]

VEX Success!

Roxbury Latin’s VEX Robotics team found great success at the VEX Southern New England Regional Championship over the weekend. RL had five teams in competition (out of 80 qualifying teams in total), with three Class I teams, a Class III team, and a combined Class V & IV team. All three of the Class I […]

A Rousing and Memorable Exelauno Day

On March 3, Roxbury Latin students and teachers gathered in Rousmaniere Hall to celebrate a tradition that is distinctly RL: Exelauno Day dates back more than 130 years, when Classics master Clarence Willard Gleason inaugurated a celebration of the Classics, in which Greek students would be exempted from homework. Today, the event allows for the […]

RL Presents The Little Prince, This Year’s Junior Play

Each winter, RL’s youngest, budding actors and crew—from Class VI through Class IV—come together for the production of the annual Junior Play. On February 24 and 25, The Little Prince—by Rick Cummings and John Scoullar, adapted from the beloved book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry—filled the Smith Theater, bringing the classic tale to vivid life. The […]

Journalist Bret Stephens Shares His Life Lessons

On February 14, famed New York Times journalist Bret Stephens spoke with students, faculty, and guests in Rousmaniere Hall about his life and work. Mr. Stephens—one of the premiere conservative journalists of our time—has been an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times since 2017, after a long career with The Wall Street Journal, where […]

RL Places Second in Graves-Kelsey ISL Championship Tournament

On February 11, Roxbury Latin’s wrestlers headed to BB&N in Cambridge to compete in this winter’s Graves-Kelsey Tournament—the Independent School League wrestling championships, named for long-time and legendary coaches Bert Kelsey of Roxbury Latin, and Gibby Graves of Buckingham Browne & Nichols. Earning an impressive second finish overall in a field of 13 teams (falling […]

Headmaster Kerry Brennan Announces Retirement at End of 2023-2024 School Year

Headmaster Kerry Brennan—Roxbury Latin’s 11th headmaster, having served since 2004—has just announced his decision to retire at the conclusion of the 2023–2024 school year.  After communicating his decision to the Board of Trustees during its meeting yesterday afternoon, Mr. Brennan made his announcement to the faculty, staff, and students at the start of the school […]

Eric Zhu, Class II, Accepted into National Youth Orchestra

After a comprehensive and highly competitive audition process, Eric Zhu (II) was invited by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute to join the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA). As a member of NYO-USA, Eric will have the honor to play with some of the most talented young musicians from around the […]