News & Events

Andy Chappell Named Head of The Derryfield School

Andy Chappell, Roxbury Latin’s Assistant Head for Program, has been elected the Head of School at The Derryfield School in Manchester, New Hampshire, a role he will begin on July 1, 2022. Founded in 1964, The Derryfield School is a day school serving 400 students in Grades 6-12. Recognized as one of the top schools […]

Solidarity As Service: Class VI Participates in Winter Walk for the Homeless

On March 1, members of Class VI braved the chill and slush to trek two miles in the name of advocacy. Joined by Class I counterparts and a dozen faculty and staff members, Sixies participated in Boston’s Winter Walk—an event that raises both dollars and awareness to combat homelessness throughout Greater Boston. Students’ march around […]

Ken Conn: Beloved Teacher, Coach, and Advisor

Long-time and beloved Roxbury Latin teacher Ken Conn died on Saturday, March 12. Ken taught at RL from 1973 until 2009, and though Ken principally taught French—and chaired the French Department, the inaugural holder of the Stanley Bernstein Professorship in Modern Languages—he was also an enthusiastic and iconoclastic teacher of English. During his years at […]

Exelauno Day: A Distinctly RL Tradition

On March 4, Roxbury Latin students and teachers celebrated a tradition that is uniquely 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 singular annual pleasure of hearing […]

Thank You for Marching Forth With Us

Thank you for helping to make Roxbury Latin’s fourth annual Giving Day a resounding success. With your help, we raised more than $695,000 for the Annual Fund—including $150,000 in challenge money from generous alumni and trustee donors—with 1,258 gifts, in 24 hours. Every dollar raised yesterday will go directly toward supporting our students, faculty, and […]

Roxbury Latin Presents “Catch Me If You Can”

Roxbury Latin and the Winsor School presented this year’s winter musical production—the 2011 Broadway hit Catch Me If You Can—on Friday, February 25, and Saturday, February 26, in RL’s Smith Theater. The story is about skilled con artist and imposter, Frank Abagnale Jr., who worked fraudulently as a doctor, a lawyer, and a co-pilot for […]

Careers in Art History, and the Multivalence of Art: A Panel Hall With Three Experts

“In your art classes, and in this space, we often focus on art from the perspective of the artist—what someone creates, and why, and how,” began Headmaster Brennan in Hall on February 15. “Between the artist and the viewer, however, there is often a complex tapestry of activity, informed, shaped, and stewarded by experts such […]

RL Places Third in Annual Graves Kelsey Tournament

On February 12, Roxbury Latin’s wrestlers headed to Thayer Academy 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 a highly respectable third place finish overall in a field of 13 […]

The French Family Band Brings Country Music to Smith Theater

“Country music just sounds better when a family sings it,” began Headmaster Brennan in Hall on February 11. “That’s where it all began: mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, all huddled together, picking and singing on a porch in the twilight. Camille and Stuie French—now settled with their family in Nashville—have been making music […]

RL’s Debate Team is on a Hot Streak!

This season of virtual debate tournaments has been a busy—and successful!—one for Roxbury Latin’s debaters. At the Loomis Chaffee Debate Tournament, held on January 23, RL boys earned a number of individual and team awards, including the Best School Award. Contributing to that first place effort were Raj Saha (IV), Jayden Phan (III), Dennis Jin […]