News & Events

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 […]

Thank You For Another Record-Setting Year

Thanks to the generosity and commitment of our school community, Roxbury Latin has just concluded another record-setting year in fundraising—for the 13th year in a row—raising $4,812,306 for the Annual Fund. Financially and otherwise, you gave to Roxbury Latin so that we could continue to offer a rigorously imagined program for all our students, and […]

RL@Work Connects Class II Students With What’s Possible

This spring marked the sixth year of RL’s now-staple RL@Work program, which connects students at the end of their Class II year with professionals in a broad range of pursuits—each an example of excellence in their particular field. Led by Assistant Headmaster for Program Andy Chappell, the program provides boys with an off-campus experience of […]

Celebrating the Class of 2022 at Closing Exercises

On June 4, the 377th year of The Roxbury Latin School culminated with Closing Exercises and the graduation of the Class of 2022. For the first time in two years, the school was able to hold its traditional, intimate ceremony—which includes the seniors, their families, the faculty and trustees—in Rousmaniere Hall. Immediately after the ceremony, […]

A Sunny, Joyful Reunion and Spring Family Day

Thank you to the hundreds of alumni and families who gathered on Roxbury Latin’s campus over the weekend to celebrate Reunion and Spring Family Day. Festivities began on Friday, May 13, with the Spring Instrumental Concert—featuring RL’s Chamber musicians, Jazz Band, and Guitar Ensemble—and with the 25th Reunion Family BBQ, honoring members of the Class […]

Committed Change-Maker John Gabrieli ’12 Delivers Wyner Lecture

On April 11, Roxbury Latin welcomed alumnus John Gabrieli, Class of 2012, as the year’s Wyner Lecturer—a series featuring individuals committed to solving big problems for social good. Until recently, John served as co-chair of the Every Voice Coalition—a grassroots movement to combat sexual violence on college campuses and support survivors—which he founded and which […]

A Convocation, Honoring Faculty, Opens the Spring Term

Roxbury Latin officially opened its spring term on March 29 with a celebration honoring two faculty members whose commitments to the craft of teaching, the study of science, and the care of their students and colleagues are exemplary. Dr. Peter Hyde, member of the Science Department since 2001, was installed as the Charles T. Bauer […]

Andy Chappell Named Head of The Derryfield School

Andy Chappell, Roxbury Latin’s Assistant Head for Program, has been elected the Head of School at The Derryfield School in Manchester, New Hampshire, a role he will begin on July 1, 2022. Founded in 1964, The Derryfield School is a day school serving 400 students in Grades 6-12. Recognized as one of the top schools […]

Ken Conn: Beloved Teacher, Coach, and Advisor

Long-time and beloved Roxbury Latin teacher Ken Conn died on Saturday, March 12. Ken taught at RL from 1973 until 2009, and though Ken principally taught French—and chaired the French Department, the inaugural holder of the Stanley Bernstein Professorship in Modern Languages—he was also an enthusiastic and iconoclastic teacher of English. During his years at […]

Exelauno Day: A Distinctly RL Tradition

On March 4, Roxbury Latin students and teachers celebrated a tradition that is uniquely RL: Exelauno Day dates back more than 130 years, when Classics master Clarence Willard Gleason inaugurated a celebration of the Classics, in which Greek students would be exempted from homework. Today, the event allows for the singular annual pleasure of hearing […]