Roxbury Latin School

101 St Theresa Ave, West Roxbury, MA 02132

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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, Mass. 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. The School also maintains 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, they engage in the School’s full athletic and activity programs. All boys participate in on- and off-campus service projects.

Throughout its history Roxbury Latin has been proud to celebrate the numerous academic laurels its students have earned, but the School has never lost sight of its primary concern: the moral character of its boys. At Roxbury Latin the fundamental promise made to families is that “each boy will be known and loved.”

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Boys Grades 7-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsBoys
Full Address101 St Theresa Ave, West Roxbury, MA 02132
Year Established1645
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Day Tuition$26,100; estimated extras $400
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded103
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$1,805,675

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarQuarter
Advanced Placement CoursesCalculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Science, French, Latin, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Spanish, Statistics, US Government & Politics
Accredited ByCLS, NEASC
Interscholastic Boys' SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross-country, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track, Wrestling

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School51
Most Common Graduate DestinationsGeorgetown 7, Harvard 3, Dartmouth 3, Columbia 3, Princeton 2, Stanford 2
Average Math SAT735
Average Critical Reading SAT727
Average Writing SAT731


Applications DueJanuary
Application Fee$0
New Students54
Percentage of Applicants Accepted13
Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)83
Tests Used for AdmissionISEE, SSAT


AdministratorKerry P. Brennan
Administrator's TitleHeadmaster
In Office Since2004
Administrator's CredentialsBA, Amherst College, MA, Columbia Univ
Director(s) of AdmissionsAndrew Chappell, Director of Admission

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment297
Day Students297
Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)85
Secondary Enrollment (Grades 9-PG)212
Student Body EthnicityWhite 65%, Latino 12%, African-American 11%, Asian 6%, Other 6%
Average Class Size13
Student-Faculty Ratio7:1
Dress CodeCasual
Teaching Faculty41
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)70
Male Teaching Faculty36
Female Teaching Faculty5

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage117
Buildings on Campus10
Facilities Value$63,000,000
Endowment Value$105,000,000
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