News & Events

Dr. Michael Beckley—Expert on U.S.-China Relations—Delivers 20th Jarvis Lecture

In 2004, we began what has become one of Roxbury Latin’s proudest traditions, the F. Washington Jarvis International Fund Lecture. Named for the man who for thirty years served as Roxbury Latin’s tenth Headmaster, the annual Lecture has given us occasion to hear from distinguished public servants and thinkers on foreign affairs, including former Secretary […]

Ezra Liebowitz (I) Shares Significance of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

On September 14, senior Ezra Liebowitz delivered a heartfelt and informative Hall presentation in the Smith Theater about the significance and traditions of the Jewish High Holy Days, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Headmaster Brennan began the Hall by acknowledging the importance of sharing personal experiences, traditions, and stories of faith within the RL community. […]

Roxbury Latin Begins Its 379th School 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 28. That morning, the traditional Opening of Fall Term Hall began The Roxbury Latin School’s 379th academic year, as Mr. Brennan welcomed the 308 students, […]

Prize Day Hall Honors Students and Departing Colleagues

On June 1, the Class of 2023 took their rightful seats at the front of Hall for the last time this school year. During the traditional and festive Prize Day Hall—which honors a range of prize-winning students and serves to wish ave atque vale to the year’s departing faculty and staff—songs such as Jerusalem and […]

Use Your Voice: Ara Gershengorn Delivers 2023 Cum Laude Address

On April 20, Roxbury Latin celebrated in Hall the 12 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 […]

Mike Pojman Shares His Life Lessons, After 43 Years at RL

On Monday, April 3, Mike Pojman—Associate Headmaster and member of the Roxbury Latin faculty since 1980—opened the spring term in Rousmaniere Hall, by sharing with students and colleagues 19 life lessons that he has come to rely on. Mr. Pojman will retire at the end of this school year. Below are his Hall remarks, in […]

A Rousing and Memorable Exelauno Day

On March 3, Roxbury Latin students and teachers gathered in Rousmaniere Hall to celebrate a tradition that is distinctly 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 […]

Journalist Bret Stephens Shares His Life Lessons

On February 14, famed New York Times journalist Bret Stephens spoke with students, faculty, and guests in Rousmaniere Hall about his life and work. Mr. Stephens—one of the premiere conservative journalists of our time—has been an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times since 2017, after a long career with The Wall Street Journal, where […]

Landscape Architect Kate Orff Delivers Wyner Lecture

On January 31, award-winning landscape architect Kate Orff—the founding principal and partner of SCAPE—delivered RL’s annual Wyner Lecture. The lecture series, established by Jerry Wyner, Class of 1943, and his sister Elizabeth Wyner Mark, is a living memorial to their father Rudolph Wyner, Class of 1912. The school was honored to have Jerry ’43 and […]

Woodworking and Craftsmanship: An Exhibit of Alumni Work

This year’s Winter Art Exhibit, currently on display in the Great Hall, features the work of four alumni who have combined science, math, and artistry to create careers focused on woodworking and carpentry, architecture and design. They and their work have become known entities in Boston’s humming furniture and construction scene, having been featured in […]

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