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RL Presents the Junior Play, “Chalk is Cheap”—A Production by RL, about RL!

On May 6 and 7, this year’s Junior Play—a production two years in the making—filled the Smith Theater stage at 7:30 p.m. both evenings. Chalk Is Cheap, an original play written by Associate Headmaster Mike Pojman, was intended to be produced in 2020, as part of the school’s 375th anniversary celebration. As with so many […]

Three RL Students Earn Accolades For Their Creative Writing

Each year, the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, in partnership with more than 100 visual and literary arts organizations across the country, accept submissions from teens in grades 7 through 12 for their Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Hundreds of thousands of art and writing submissions across 28 categories are judged based on originality, […]

All-School Trip to Experience “To Kill A Mockingbird”

On the evening of April 7, Roxbury Latin’s students, faculty, and staff had the rare opportunity to attend—as an entire school—a professional theater production at Boston’s Citizens Bank Opera House. Broadway’s acclaimed touring production of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird brought to life, for the school community and fellow theater-goers, the long-time staple of […]

A Memorable, Moving, and Musical Spring Break Trip, Two Years in the Making

When COVID-19 forced the Roxbury Latin Glee Club’s spring break to be canceled in March 2020, no one knew when students might return to school, much less travel the world. But RL’s singers finally went back on the road for the first time since spring break 2019, arriving in Munich on March 11 to begin […]

Roxbury Latin Presents “Catch Me If You Can”

Roxbury Latin and the Winsor School presented this year’s winter musical production—the 2011 Broadway hit Catch Me If You Can—on Friday, February 25, and Saturday, February 26, in RL’s Smith Theater. The story is about skilled con artist and imposter, Frank Abagnale Jr., who worked fraudulently as a doctor, a lawyer, and a co-pilot for […]

Careers in Art History, and the Multivalence of Art: A Panel Hall With Three Experts

“In your art classes, and in this space, we often focus on art from the perspective of the artist—what someone creates, and why, and how,” began Headmaster Brennan in Hall on February 15. “Between the artist and the viewer, however, there is often a complex tapestry of activity, informed, shaped, and stewarded by experts such […]

The French Family Band Brings Country Music to Smith Theater

“Country music just sounds better when a family sings it,” began Headmaster Brennan in Hall on February 11. “That’s where it all began: mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, all huddled together, picking and singing on a porch in the twilight. Camille and Stuie French—now settled with their family in Nashville—have been making music […]

Winter Art Exhibit Featuring the Work of Brian Buckley

On the evening of January 13, more than 200 members of the Roxbury Latin community—students, alumni, faculty, parents, and friends—helped to celebrate the opening of this year’s winter art exhibit, featuring the work of veteran faculty member and long-time Arts Department Chair Brian Buckley. Having served for 36 years on the Roxbury Latin faculty, Mr. […]

Holiday Concerts, to Begin the Winter Break

In Roxbury Latin tradition, on the day following mid-year exams—and just before the students and faculty leave campus for a well-deserved winter break—a full third of the student body assembles to deliver a festive and joyful holiday concert, honoring the celebrations and spirit of the season. This tradition—like many—was interrupted in December 2020, and we […]

Julian Patterson ’06 and Kaleb Rollins ’06 Discuss Music and Media, Podcast-Style

On November 30, in the Smith Theater, students and faculty were joined in Hall by two alumni from the Class of 2006—Julian Patterson and Kaleb Rollins—who work today at the intersections of music and culture, sports and fashion, hip hop and media. “Popular culture—as many of us in this room can attest—evolves over time, and […]

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