News & Events

Darian Reid ’05 Appointed Director of Community and Culture

During these summer months the faculty and staff at Roxbury Latin are focused on planning for the year ahead. In line with the school’s commitment to being a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive place for every student to learn and grow, Headmaster Kerry Brennan announced this month that Darian Reid—member of the Class of 2005, and […]

Jonathan Weiss ’20 Wins ASCAP Young Composers Award

This spring, Jonathan Weiss ’20 was awarded the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Young Composers award. The annual competition is open to composers of original, classical concert music, encouraging developing music creators to get their work out into the world. Jonathan was seven when he was given a toy keyboard for Christmas […]

Honoring Roxbury Latin’s Class of 2020

With typical year-end events, traditions, and culminating celebrations cancelled for students around the world, Roxbury Latin—like all schools—had to be creative about the ways in which we celebrated our graduating Class of 2020. Closing Exercises typically take place with seniors and their families, faculty members and trustees shoulder-to-shoulder in Rousmaniere Hall. On the morning of […]

Four Seniors Named National Merit Scholars

This May, the National Merit Scholarship Program announced its selection of 2,500 scholarship winners, chosen from a pool of 15,000 talented high school seniors across the country. These members of the Class of 2020 will each receive $2,500 scholarships toward college next year. Among these outstanding students are four Roxbury Latin seniors: Avi Attar, David […]

Latonics Release Newest Album: Lose Yourself Again

On May 21, Roxbury Latin’s Latonics released their eleventh album since 1997—this one titled Lose Yourself Again. The tracks (a total of 12) are now available on most digital platforms, including iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, Spotify, and Pandora. The recordings feature vocals from members of the Class of 2017 through the Class of 2021. […]

RL’s Penn Fellows Complete and Share Their Culminating Work

Since 2012, the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education has partnered with independent schools throughout the northeast to allow early career teachers to earn a master’s in education while simultaneously gaining classroom experience. In 2017, Roxbury Latin became one of ten schools in the program’s first day school cohort. Since that time, RL has […]

Senior Chris Zhu Earns First Place in American Prize for Piano Solo

Chris Zhu of Class I was recently named the first-prize recipient in the nonprofit American Prize competition in the performing arts, at the high school level, for his piano solo submission. Chris began studying piano at age five and entered his first competition at age eight. He has performed at various high-profile venues—including Carnegie Hall […]

A Crash Course in Civic Engagement for Class V

For several weeks each spring, Class V students convene—led by Mr. Thomsen and Mr. Heaton of the history department, and Headmaster Brennan—for a series of lessons in what it means to be responsible, engaged, informed citizens of the United States. This Civics mini-course, conceived of by Mr. Brennan, has been a hallmark of the Class […]

ECOS Leads the Charge in Composting, At School and At Home

Did you know that food and yard waste make up more than 28% of our waste stream? Dumping this waste into landfills creates several environmental challenges, including the release of methane gas, a potent greenhouse gas that causes climate change.  At school, RL’s student-led environmental group, ECOS, runs a composting program to make sure that […]

Dr. Zine Magubane, Smith Scholar, On Race and Gender

Twelve years ago, Robert and Salua Smith established the Robert P. Smith ’58 International Fellowship so that Roxbury Latin could bring visiting scholars to campus each year, enhancing our curricula with their insightful perspectives on our increasingly complex world. Over the years, these scholars have educated us on such topics as economic globalization in Africa, […]