Roxbury Latin is situated on 117 acres in the West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. While the school moved to its current location from Roxbury more than 90 years ago, the physical plant has grown extensively over the past 20 years.

Campus Tour

Smith Arts Center
Bauer Science Center
Jarvis Refectory
Ernst Wing
Rousmaniere Hall
Perry Building
Admission Office
Great Hall
McNay Palaistra
The Bernstein Tea Room
Indoor Athletic Facility & Hennessy Rink

The Roxbury Latin School as viewed from the south. The campus is in West Roxbury, Boston’s most southwest neighborhood. The school’s 117-acre campus includes the buildings listed at the right, as well as eight athletic fields (including turf football/lacrosse, soccer and baseball fields), 12 tennis courts, an indoor hockey rink, a challenging cross country course, and a fully-equipped outdoor classroom used for studies in science and other coursework.

1. Smith Arts Center

The Robert P. and Salua J.A. Smith Arts Center houses the arts program and includes the 300-seat Smith Theater, a well-appointed facility with unobstructed sight lines, fly and trap capabilities, an orchestra pit, and excellent acoustics. The building contains an art studio and classroom space with a variety of media, including rehearsal space for jazz band and chamber music ensembles. The building’s benefactor, the late Robert P. Smith, was a member of the Class of 1958.

2. Bauer Science Center

The Charles T. Bauer Science Center, named for its benefactor of the Class of 1938, features state-of-the-art laboratory/classrooms with attendant mini-labs, preparation rooms, storage facilities, and offices. It also includes a 60-seat lecture hall.

3. Jarvis Refectory

The Jarvis Refectory was made possible by a gift of Charles T. Bauer ’38 in honor of retired Headmaster F. Washington Jarvis. Students and adults eat lunch in the Refectory each day, and the space also serves the school during special events throughout the year. On the second floor of the adjoining building are classics department classrooms. The third floor is home to the Alumni and Development Office.

4. Ernst Wing

The Ernst wing houses a number of classrooms for math and modern language, as well as offices for members of the College Guidance team.

5. Rousmaniere Hall

Rousmaniere Hall is the central space for all-school gatherings, called Halls, which often feature a guest speaker or musical performance. Major religious holidays and national occasions are commemorated in Rousmaniere Hall, as are many traditional RL academic events, such as Founder’s Day, Cum Laude Society Investiture, and Exelauno Day.

6. Perry Building

The two wings of the L-shaped Perry Building—the original 1927 schoolhouse—contain a number of classrooms and faculty offices, the Study Center, the Student Center, the Dean of Students’ office, the technology help desk, and the Headmaster’s Office.

7. Admission Office

The admission office is located on the main floor of the school’s Perry wing. (Exterior signage helps to direct visiting families from the main parking lot.) Visitors are greeted at the reception desk and can enjoy the spacious sitting area as they await admission interview appointments.

8. Great Hall

A continuation of one wing of the Perry Building, the Mary Rousmaniere Gordon Wing contains the Great Hall (a reception and exhibition room) on the third floor, the library (main floor), and the Evans Choral Room on the lower floor.

9. McNay Palaistra

The McNay Palaistra, named in honor of outstanding wrestlers and McNay brothers Stuart ’00 and Andrew ’02, thanks to the benefaction of the McNay family, houses the school’s vibrant wrestling program and other large school events throughout the year.

10. The Bernstein Tea Room

The Bernstein Tea Room, named for benefactor and former trustee Stanley J. Bernstein ’61, provides a spacious hall for athletic teas and formal school receptions. It is adjacent to the Gordon Field House.

11. Indoor Athletic Facility & Hennessy Rink

Completed in 2016, the Indoor Athletic Facility (IAF) houses the Hennessy Rink (named for benefactor Jack Hennessy ’54), which converts to turf for year-round use. The IAF also includes a fitness center, offices for athletic trainers and coaches, locker facilities, and a conference room.