News & Events

A Greeting from Sam Schaffer, 12th Head of Roxbury Latin

Dear Roxbury Latin community, At this time a year ago, at the announcement of my appointment as the next Head of The Roxbury Latin School, I wrote of how honored and humbled and excited I was to be joining this community. In the twelve months since, those feelings have only grown.  As I have visited […]

A Farewell Message from Headmaster Kerry Brennan

Dear Friends: And so it comes to an end. I sit finally at my desk in the Headmaster’s Office, one that has been occupied with distinction by my predecessors—beginning with Daniel Varney Thompson, during whose administration the school moved from Kearsarge Avenue in Roxbury to its spatial digs here in West Roxbury. This perch has […]

Language and Cultural Immersion in France and Spain

Mere hours after Roxbury Latin celebrated the year’s Closing Exercises, dozens of students and faculty members departed for Europe to partake in RL’s long-standing—and often transformative—cultural immersion programs. Students in French and Spanish courses are testing their language skills and experiencing life, language, and learning in France and Spain. This experience involves month-long stays in […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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