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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 310 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $37,900
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Roxbury Latin School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Year Founded
1645
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
310 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
37%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
The Roxbury Latin School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
49 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
74%
Average Class Size
13 students
Number of AP Courses
13 courses
List of Courses Offered
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
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Collared shirt

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Need-blind admission
% on Financial Aid
37%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$24,710
Admissions Director
Matt McDonald
Admissions Associate
Carolyn Powell

Sports

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

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."
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Roxbury Latin School cost?

The Roxbury Latin School's tuition is approximately $37,900 for private students.

Does The Roxbury Latin School offer a summer program?

Yes, The Roxbury Latin School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What sports does The Roxbury Latin School offer?

The Roxbury Latin School offers 10 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field and Wrestling.

What is The Roxbury Latin School's ranking?

The Roxbury Latin School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for The Roxbury Latin School?

The application deadline for The Roxbury Latin School is Jan. 15.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 310 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $37,900
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Suffolk County, MA is $21,075 for elementary schools and $27,733 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Suffolk County, MA is 66% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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