News & Events

Mahsa Khanbabai on Immigration, Past and Present

“Every day, all around the world, people are moving,” began Mahsa Khanbabai in Hall on October 4. “They’re making the most difficult decisions of their lives: to leave behind their families, their friends, everything they’ve known, for a better life, or a safer life. Each of them do it for different reasons—maybe for a student […]

Twenty-Two RL Boys Recognized in National Merit Scholar Competition

The National Merit Scholarship Program recently announced the names of students in the Class of 2023, across the country, earning recognition for their academic achievement. This year, 22 Roxbury Latin boys have been recognized—ten named National Merit Scholar semifinalists, and 12 others earning commendations from program officials. In this 68th annual National Merit Scholarship competition, […]

Dr. Peniel Joseph on the Power and Importance of History

On September 30, Dr. Peniel Joseph delivered a memorable Hall, discussing his lifelong work as a historian, author, and activist, focused on race and democracy, justice and equity. “The stories we tell ourselves are important,” Dr. Joseph began, “because they become the way in which we understand ourselves and others, and that becomes the way […]

Permanent Boston Mural Designed by Bobby Zabin (I)

For the past two summers, senior Bobby Zabin has worked as part of the Mayor’s Mural Crew—a City of Boston Parks and Recreation program, whose goal is to enhance the style and visual landscape of Boston neighborhoods. This summer, Bobby was commissioned by the program’s leadership to design and execute a large-scale, permanent mural—15 feet […]

Novice Certamen Team Are National Champions!

This summer, three members of Class IV—Aspen Johnson, Avish Kumar, and Tom Pogorelec—participated on the Novice Massachusetts Certamen Team at the 69th Annual National Junior Classical League (NJCL) Convention held at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, where they won first place in national competition! Fifteen teams competed for the championship title at the NJCL convention, […]

The Beaver Brook Tradition Continues for RL’s Youngest Students

On September 9, 43 new Sixies—along with intrepid Class I leaders and faculty chaperones—trekked to Beaver Brook in Hollis, New Hampshire, for a tradition that dates back nearly sixty years. Upon arriving, Class VI boys were immediately met with their first challenge: a test of their knowledge of “the oldest school in continuous existence in […]

Welcome, New Faculty and Staff

Part of Roxbury Latin’s continuity is that we are always welcoming new people to our ranks—students, faculty, and staff. This year, a record eleven new members of the faculty and staff will join RL as teachers and administrators, coaches and advisors.   Alec Bleday joins the Alumni and Development Office as a Major Gifts Officer. A […]

How to Raise—And Become—an Adult: Three Sessions With Julie Lythcott-Haims

“A parent’s job is to put oneself out of a job,” exhorted Julie Lythcott-Haims, who visited Roxbury Latin on August 31. Presenting three sessions over the course of the day—in a workshop with faculty and staff, in Hall with students, and in an evening session with parents in the Smith Theater—Ms. Lythcott-Haims had a consistent […]

Opening of Roxbury Latin’s 378th Year

“Teachers and scholars of the oldest school in continuous existence in North America, good morning and welcome back,” said Headmaster Kerry Brennan from the Rousmaniere Hall stage on Monday, August 29. That morning, the traditional Opening of Fall Term Hall began The Roxbury Latin School’s 378th academic year, as Mr. Brennan welcomed the 310 students, […]

Students’ Accounts of Cultural and Language Immersion in France, Spain, and Costa Rica

This summer marks the return (after two years) of Roxbury Latin’s long-standing—and often transformative—cultural immersion programs. Shortly after final exams end and the school celebrates its newest graduates, dozens of RL students and their faculty chaperones fly to countries abroad to experience life, language, and learning in other parts of the world. This summer, students […]