The Roxbury Latin School

101 Saint Theresa Avenue
West Roxbury, MA 02132-0213
Tel: (617)325-4920
Grades: 7 - 12 | 303 students
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The Headmaster and members of Class I greet returning students on the first day of fall term.
A boys' school by conviction and a small school by choice, Roxbury Latin is committed to the ethical formation and rigorous academic training of each boy entrusted to us.
Boys in a boys' school are freer to develop the full spectrum of their personalities, to be nurturing, gentle, empathetic, and sensitive with one another.
Roxbury Latin encourages its students to be generalists and provides an environment in which they will become aesthetically aware and have the opportunity to express themselves creatively. For their part, RL boys commit their time and talents generously.
More than half of the student body sings in one of the School's four choral groups, beginning with the Junior Chorus for the youngest boys.
Roxbury Latin students compete in the Certamen Scrimmage (Latin
Our faculty, in addition to teaching and advising, also coach almost all of our 33 teams in 10 interscholastic sports. In the words of a veteran teacher-coach,
The close relationship among teachers and boys may be the principal reason why there is so little turnover on the faculty or in the student body.
En route à pied to Mont Saint-Michel, 10th graders have the opportunity to participate in French or Spanish immersion during the month of June.
Soon-to-be graduates gather outside the doors of Rousmaniere Hall prior to Closing Exercises.
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)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades 7 - 12
Year Founded 1645

Student Body

Total Students 303 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color 37%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade The Roxbury Latin School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
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 $29,300
Tuition Notes Need-blind admission
% on Financial Aid 36%
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: 07/20/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Catholic Memorial (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Theresa School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Theresa School (0.2 miles away)
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