The Roxbury Latin School

101 Saint Theresa Avenue,
West Roxbury, MA, 02132-0213
Tel: (617)325-4920
Grades: 7 - 12 | 301 students
The Roxbury Latin School is a small, independent day school for boys in grades 7-12, located on a spacious 117 acre campus in West Roxbury, MA.
Founded by John Eliot in 1645, in the reign of King Charles the First, it is the oldest school in continuous existence in North America.
Roxbury Latin's endowment and the generosity of its alumni, parents, and friends enable the School to maintain a distinguished faculty, to charge a relatively low tuition, and to admit and enroll boys without regard to their parents' ability to pay.
The opportunities afforded by the School are therefore available to a uniquely diverse student body from all segments of the greater Boston community...

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades 7 - 12
Year Founded 1645

Student Body

Total Students 301 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color 37%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade The Roxbury Latin School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 77%
Average Class Size 13 students
Number of AP Courses 13 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP American Politics, AP Art History, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Computer Science, AP Economics (Macro), AP Economics (Micro), AP French 4, AP Latin 5, AP Modern European History, AP Music Theory, AP Spanish 4, AP Statistics  
Average SAT score 2250
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Collared shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 6
Yearly Tuition Cost $27,900
Tuition Notes Need-blind admission
% on Financial Aid 37%
Average Financial Aid Grant $20,237
Acceptance Rate 16%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Andrew T. Chappell
Admissions Associate Lindsay Schuyler

Sports

Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerTennis,
Track and FieldWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess, Chorus, Community Service, Debating and Public Speaking, Dramatics, Environment Conscious Organized Students (ECOS), Habitat for Humanity, Jazz Band, Language Clubs, Latonics (a cappella), Model United Nations, Publications (newspaper, Yearbook, magazine of student arts), String and other chamber music ensembles Chess, Chorus, Dramatics, Jazz Band, Language Clubs, Community Service,
Debating and Public Speaking,
Environment Conscious Organized Students (ECOS),
Habitat for Humanity,
Latonics (a cappella),
Model United Nations,
Publications (newspaper, Yearbook, magazine of student arts),
String and other chamber music ensembles,

School Notes:

  • The Roxbury Latin School is a small, independent day school for boys in grades 7-12, located on a spacious 117 acre campus in West Roxbury, MA. Founded by John Eliot in 1645, in the reign of King Charles the First, it is the oldest school in continuous existence in North America. Roxbury Latin's endowment and the generosity of its alumni, parents, and friends enable the School to maintain a distinguished faculty, to charge a relatively low tuition, and to admit and enroll boys without regard to their parents' ability to pay. The opportunities afforded by the School are therefore available to a uniquely diverse student body from all segments of the greater Boston community. Although Roxbury Latin has no formal religious affiliation – and enrolls students from many different faiths and backgrounds – the School remains deeply committed to the essential values of its Judeo-Christian heritage: honesty, simplicity, humility, respect and concern for others. We also maintain an abiding commitment to our classical heritage: requiring three years of Latin and a modern Romance language, offering three years of Homeric Greek as an elective, valuing the aesthetic, and adhering to the ancient precept mens sana in corpore sano. The academic program for younger boys emphasizes the development of basic skills in the arts, English, history, classical and modern languages, computer science, math, and science. As they mature, students gain increasing flexibility in scheduling through elective options and independent study opportunities. In addition, there are full athletic and activity programs. All boys participate in on- and off-campus service projects. Throughout our history we have been proud to celebrate the numerous academic laurels our students have earned, but we have never lost sight of our primary concern: the moral character of our boys. At Roxbury Latin the fundamental promise we make to our families is that "each boy will be known and loved."

  • Profile last updated: 08/05/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Catholic Memorial (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Theresa School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Little People's Playhouse Ii (1.4 miles away)
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