News & Events

Thank You, Headmaster Brennan

This month, more than 800 alumni and parents, faculty and friends joined together to honor Headmaster Kerry Brennan’s 20 years of dedicated service in leading Roxbury Latin, and to celebrate his retirement at the end of this school year. On May 11, in the McNay Palaistra, guests gathered to hear from several of Mr. Brennan’s […]

Varsity Tennis Wins 2024 ISL and New England Championships

On May 17, Roxbury Latin Varsity Tennis won its final regular season match against St. Mark’s School, completing an undefeated ISL season (15-0) for the second year in a row and winning its ninth ISL title since 2011. Eric Zhu ’24, Eric Diop ’24 (Captain), Jiho Lee ’24 (Captain), Lucas Vander Elst ’24, Cole Oberg ’25, […]

Life Lessons in Four Stories: Tom Batty Delivers 2024 Cum Laude Address

On April 18, Roxbury Latin celebrated in Hall the 11 members of Class I whose efforts and accomplishments have earned them membership in the Cum Laude Society. Each spring, the all-school Cum Laude ceremony honors the life of the mind—affirming that at the heart of a good school is scholarly engagement. “This special event is […]

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Anthony Doerr Makes a Surprise Visit

On April 5, the internationally acclaimed novelist and short story writer Anthony Doerr delivered an energetic, inspiring Hall to students and faculty—all as a delightful retirement surprise to Headmaster Kerry Brennan. As a young boy, Mr. Doerr was a student and advisee of Mr. Brennan’s at University School in Cleveland, Ohio, where Mr. Brennan was […]

A Tour of Italy for RL’s Glee Club

On March 15, 72 RL boys—along with four faculty chaperones—departed Boston for Italy, to enjoy a week-long, spring break tour of music and culture. On day one, the group first sang Mass at Santa Croce in Florence before heading to San Gimignano, where the Latonics drew a crowd busking, and the Glee Club sang a […]

Dr. Po-Shen Loh Combines AI, Education, and Art

On Tuesday, January 23, Roxbury Latin welcomed Dr. Po-Shen Loh, a mathematician, educator, and tech entrepreneur, to the Smith Theater to discuss the growing role of artificial intelligence in education and AI’s impact on the world. Dr. Loh, a mathematics professor at Carnegie Mellon University since 2010, has left a significant mark on math, education, […]

On Amateurism: RL Opens the Winter Term with a Discussion of Work and Passions

Roxbury Latin returned from winter break on January 3 with a special Opening of Winter Term Hall titled “On Amateurism,” during which Headmaster Kerry Brennan explored the idea of work, and the importance of finding joy within and outside our careers. When I was younger,” said Mr. Brennan, “it was common for someone to ask […]

Trey Sullivan ’19 Named Marshall Scholar

Ronald “Trey” Sullivan, member of RL’s Class of 2019 and a senior at Harvard, was selected as one of 51 students nationwide to be named to the Marshall Scholarship Class of 2024. Recipients will spend the next two years in the United Kingdom to pursue graduate studies at the college or university of their choice. […]

Justin Yamaguchi (I) Named National YoungArts Winner

For his skills on violin, senior Justin Yamaguchi has been named a 2024 National YoungArts Winner in Classical Music Violin. As described on the YoungArts website, “Winners are chosen for their caliber of artistic achievement by esteemed discipline-specific panels of artists through a rigorous blind adjudication process.” For more than four decades, the YoungArts Award […]

Varsity Cross Country are New England Champions

On November 11, the Varsity Cross Country team earned the title of New England Champions for the fourth time in six years, after competing in the New England Division II race at their home course here on campus. The win capped their regular season record of 14-1 and added to the team’s second place finish […]

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