We strive to help our boys realize the Classical maxim mens sana in corpore sano—a sound mind in a sound body.

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Athletics at Roxbury Latin

The athletic program at Roxbury Latin strives to realize the Classical maxim mens sana in corpore sano—a sound mind in a sound body. Our mission is intimately connected to the fundamental values and guiding principles of the school. Staffed almost exclusively by faculty members, the department promotes the pursuit of excellence, the development of loyalty and good sportsmanship, perseverance and resilience. Games, practices, and all other team activities continue the work of the academic day; we expect our boys to give their best effort, work well with their teammates, improve their skills and sharpen their contributions, and—of course—find pleasure in the process. As a small school, we want our students to be generalists and not specialists—in athletics as in all other respects. Thus, we discourage students from seeing sports at Roxbury Latin as a self-serving exercise to hone their “pre-professional” skills or credentials for the next level of competition. Though each year several of our graduates go on to participate in athletics at the college level, we ask our athletes to put aside personal aspirations and individual ambitions in service to the greater community. For our teams to be competitive, we need the participation and involvement of a large number of students, and we enjoy our most consistent competitive success when our best athletes are “multiple” rather than “singular.” Our lower teams are as important as our varsity teams and we “grow” our own athletes.

Athletic News

Track and Field Places Second in Independent School League

On May 14, Roxbury Latin’s Track & Field team had a remarkable showing in the 2022 ISL Championship meet, held at Thayer Academy. The team finished in second place, earning 79 points—RL’s best finish since 2013. The event included several highlights and strong performances from RL athletes. Senior co-captain Jedidiah Nelson scored in three events, […]

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RL Places Third in Annual Graves Kelsey Tournament

On February 12, Roxbury Latin’s wrestlers headed to Thayer Academy to compete in this winter’s Graves Kelsey Tournament—the Independent School League wrestling championships, named for long-time and legendary coaches Bert Kelsey of Roxbury Latin, and Gibby Graves of Buckingham Browne & Nichols. Earning a highly respectable third place finish overall in a field of 13 […]

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Varsity Cross Country are New England Champions

On November 13, the Varsity Cross Country team earned the title of New England Champions, after competing in the New England Division II race, held at the Northampton Williston School. The win capped Roxbury Latin’s undefeated season, adding to its 2021 ISL Championship title earned on November 5. In the New England championship race, RL […]

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Celebrating Homecoming, Reunion, and the Dedication of O’Keeffe Field

On Saturday, September 25, hundreds of Roxbury Latin fans—students, alumni, faculty, families, and friends—gathered on campus for a long-awaited Homecoming/Fall Family Day and Reunion, the first athletic and social event of its kind on campus since October 2019. The day brought athletic competitions across campus, including varsity matches in cross country, soccer, and football. Cross […]

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