We strive to help our boys realize the Classical maxim mens sana in corpore sano—a sound mind in a sound body.

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Athletics at Roxbury Latin

The athletic program at Roxbury Latin strives to realize the Classical maxim mens sana in corpore sano—a sound mind in a sound body. Our mission is intimately connected to the fundamental values and guiding principles of the school. Staffed almost exclusively by faculty members, the department promotes the pursuit of excellence, the development of loyalty and good sportsmanship, perseverance and resilience. Games, practices, and all other team activities continue the work of the academic day; we expect our boys to give their best effort, work well with their teammates, improve their skills and sharpen their contributions, and—of course—find pleasure in the process. As a small school, we want our students to be generalists and not specialists—in athletics as in all other respects. Thus, we discourage students from seeing sports at Roxbury Latin as a self-serving exercise to hone their “pre-professional” skills or credentials for the next level of competition. Though each year several of our graduates go on to participate in athletics at the college level, we ask our athletes to put aside personal aspirations and individual ambitions in service to the greater community. For our teams to be competitive, we need the participation and involvement of a large number of students, and we enjoy our most consistent competitive success when our best athletes are “multiple” rather than “singular.” Our lower teams are as important as our varsity teams and we “grow” our own athletes.

Athletic News

A Sunny Homecoming Celebration Kicks Off the 375th Anniversary

On Saturday, October 5, more than 1,100 Roxbury Latin fans—alumni, families, faculty, and friends—gathered on campus for a special Homecoming and Fall Family Day, which kicked off the school’s 375th Anniversary celebration for the entire RL community. The day brought athletic competitions across campus, including varsity matches in cross country, soccer, and football. Cross Country […]

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Track and Field Completes Another Winning Season

Recently concluding another successful season—with a 10-2 record, including late-season wins over league powerhouses Belmont Hill and Milton Academy—Roxbury Latin’s Track and Field team has much to celebrate. With individual winners at both the Independent School League and New England Championships, the team includes both seasoned and developing athletes who achieved personal and school records […]

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Undefeated Varsity Tennis Earns Both ISL and NE Championship Titles

It was a great season for RL tennis. The varsity squad, arguably the best in RL history, finished their season this week with a 15-0 record and two titles. In defeating St. Sebastian’s this week, RL claimed its seventh ISL title in nine years. Over 90 singles matches this year, RL lost only three, scoring […]

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RL Wrestlers Earn Second Place in ISL Championship

On February 9, members of the varsity wrestling team competed in the prestigious Graves-Kelsey Tournament (the ISL championship tournament), earning a competitive second place finish overall in a field of 13 teams. RL’s wrestlers achieved this accomplishment through a collective effort, with 10 of 13 wrestlers placing. Doevy Estimphile (I) earned first place in his […]

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