News & Events

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 […]

Decision-Making: Headmaster Brennan Opens the Spring Term With Big Questions

In a virtual Opening of Spring Term Hall on April 5, Headmaster Kerry Brennan welcomed students and faculty back from the spring break, ushering in the closing months of the school year and the hope that they represent. At the heart of Mr. Brennan’s remarks was decision-making—specifically, how we go about making decisions when the […]

Honors Bio Students Investigate Life Science Questions, With Help From the Pros

Does sugar water have an effect on ants’ learning? Are the heart rates of Daphnia magna affected by alcohol exposure? How does isolation alter the dietary habits of cockroaches? How does sound affect plant growth? Over the last couple of months, the Honors Biology students in Dr. Peter Hyde’s class were answering these ques­tions and […]

RL Parent and Trustee Jim Frates Reflects On Holy Week

“Central to Roxbury Latin’s mission and tradition is tending to the spiritual growth of our boys,” began Headmaster Brennan in virtual Hall on April 1. Throughout the year, Roxbury Latin students hear from speakers of various religious traditions about topics of faith, spirituality, and living with purpose. As Jews began their celebration of Passover, and […]

Roxbury Latin Alumni in the News

Several Roxbury Latin alumni have made news in recent weeks, for their leadership, service, and excellence in their professional roles, which cover a broad range of worthy pursuits. Here are just a few. Frantz Alphonse ’90 is Senior Managing Director of Ariel Alternatives and co-founder of Project Black Management Company. Frantz’s work combines global-scale mergers […]

National Gold Recognition and Artistic Accolades for RL Boys

Each year, the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, in partnership with more than 100 visual and literary arts organizations across the country, accept submissions from teens in grades 7 through 12 for their Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Hundreds of thousands of art and writing submissions across 11 categories are judged based on originality, […]

Representative Dr. Jon Santiago On Service, Of All Kinds

On March 9, Massachusetts State Representative Dr. Jon Santiago spoke to students, faculty, and staff in virtual Hall and discussed—from his personal experience—the many ways in which one can choose to meaningfully serve others and their community. Dr. Santiago is the Representative for the 9th Suffolk District (Boston), centered in the South End, and an […]

The Canterbury Tales: The 2021 Junior Play

“This is not your ancestors’ Canterbury Tales,” says Marge Dunn, director of this year’s Junior Play. “Six hundred years after Chaucer first sent his pilgrims ambling through the English countryside, the tales have been adapted and modernized in many ways. In our production, we witness the storytelling pilgrims through the lens of Monty Python—witty wordplay, […]

March Forth With Us, On Exelauno Day and Giving Day

On March 4, Roxbury Latin hosted its third annual Giving Day—24 hours in which we asked alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends to express their love for and belief in RL by making a donation, of any amount. We dedicating this year’s Giving Day to our talented and committed faculty who continue to go […]

Roxbury Latin Earns the Googins Cup for the Sixth Consecutive Year

This winter’s Kingswood Oxford public speaking competition took place virtually on February 8. For the sixth year in a row, Roxbury Latin’s team earned the Googins Cup, awarded to the school that places first overall in four categories of competition: Persuasive Speaking, After Dinner Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, and Ethical Dilemmas. The four RL boys contributing […]