News & Events

RL Launches ART@RL, an Online Gallery

While the pandemic prevents guests from coming to campus this year, it also prevents the student artwork that reliably lines the halls from benefitting a broader audience. Arts Department Chair Brian Buckley and Headmaster Kerry Brennan were intent that the school still share students’ impressive work, despite the logistical constraints. With the helpful cooperation of […]

A Virtual Founder’s Day, Focused on a Historic Election

On October 29, students and faculty gathered not in Rousmaniere Hall, but over Zoom, tuning in from home for an unusual—but edifying—Founder’s Day celebration. In this historic year, with a consequential presidential election forthcoming, the day’s programming focused on various elements related to the election process in the United States—both in this year, and in […]

Ambassador Harriet Elam-Thomas is RL’s 17th Jarvis International Lecturer

Since 2004, we have welcomed sixteen distinguished public servants and thinkers on foreign affairs to campus as part of the F. Washington Jarvis International Fund Lecture. Past speakers for this Lecture, named for the man who for thirty years led Roxbury Latin as its tenth Headmaster, have included economist Paul Volcker; former Secretary of Defense […]

Debate Success for RL Boys This Season

This fall season has proved an excellent showing for the Roxbury Latin Debate Team. Early in September, David Sullivan (II) competed in the World Individual Debate and Public Speaking Championships. His After-Dinner speech—a hilarious depiction of a time traveler from the future speaking to a group of tech executives in the present—propelled him to the […]

VOTE: A Student-Led Forum

“The United States is coming up on one of the most contentious elections in history—and not just because the candidates support very different policies. In order to address why this election is so unique, I’m going to explain the details of how a presidential election works in the United States.” Thus began senior Ben Crawford, […]

Eighteen Roxbury Latin Boys Recognized in National Merit Scholar Competition

The National Merit Scholarship Program recently announced the names of students in the Class of 2021, across the country, earning recognition for their academic achievement. This year, 18 Roxbury Latin boys have been recognized—five named National Merit Scholar semifinalists, and 13 others earning commendations from program officials. In this 66th annual National Merit Scholarship competition, […]

Stories, to Kick Off the Annual Fund

What we’re experiencing on campus this year feels in some ways unprecedented, and uniquely challenging. However, thanks to its longevity and resilience, Roxbury Latin has withstood numerous challenges to its survival, and certainly to its ability to honor a rare mission. Thanks to the school’s generous donors, over many years, Roxbury Latin’s mission has persisted […]

Derek Ho ’92, David Pozen ’98, and Dave Friedman P’21’25 on the Supreme Court

Decisions of the Supreme Court can be indicators of our nation’s values, culture, and changing demographics. They can illuminate, or even move, our country’s compass. In an increasingly polarized and politicized climate, the reliability of this venerable institution is ever more important. And in the wake of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, discussion of the […]

A Student-Led Honoring of the Jewish High Holy Days

In seeking to develop boys’ spiritual growth and exploration, Roxbury Latin celebrates annually significant moments in the calendars of various faith traditions represented in our community. As Headmaster Brennan began in virtual Hall on September 24, “I believe that each of us, regardless of our age, gender, race, or place of origin, are forever questing […]

Student’s Documentary Film Wins Award at New England Film Festival

Senior Miguel Rincon has been playing soccer since he can remember: his father is a coach, and the sport is big in Colombia, where his family is originally from. Miguel lives in East Boston, home of LoPresti Park—the focus of a short documentary film Miguel produced that won a People’s Choice Award this year at […]