Our goal is for students to be accomplished generalists—to experience the enrichment and delight that arise from creative involvement and participation.

The Arts at Roxbury Latin

The fruits of artistic endeavor are on display daily at Roxbury Latin. Students’ latest watercolor assignments or drawing projects line the bustling stairwell outside the Headmaster’s office. Classical piano music can be heard floating from Rousmaniere Hall, as a boy takes advantage of a free period to practice for his upcoming Recital Hall. In every season, students choose to end their afternoons in the Smith Theater, as they prepare for an upcoming production—either as members of the cast or tech team. Both inside and outside of class, RL students engage with music, dramatics, and the visual arts in passionate and generous ways.

Foundational learning happens in the classroom, beginning with our youngest students. As boys move through the curriculum, they have increasing flexibility in their artistic pursuits. Guided by talented, dedicated, and caring faculty, students grow in artistic skill and confidence, building each year. We aim to help boys become literate and excited art students—self-assured creators, informed critics and advocates, and lifelong lovers of art.

Each year, we also welcome to campus professional artists—musicians, sculptors, actors, poets, photographers, dancers—who give boys a sense of what’s possible, and how individuals can go on to craft meaningful, rewarding, and important careers in the arts.

Roxbury Latin’s facilities dedicated to the arts include the Evans Choral Room—home of the Glee Club and Latonics; the Smith Theater, which houses our drama program; and several studio classroom spaces dedicated to painting, building, sculpting, and woodwork.

Our Stories

Hear what our students and faculty say about learning and growing at Roxbury Latin.