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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A-
About The Roxbury Latin School...
Address
101 Saint Theresa Ave
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Telephone
(617) 325-4920

Applying

Application Deadline
January 6
Application Fee
$0
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$30,500
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
36%
Average Financial Aid
$24,395
From The Roxbury Latin School

Since 1645, The Roxbury Latin School has offered able and aspiring boys of Greater Boston a distinctive education. A boys’ school by conviction, our goal is to help students develop a life characterized by honesty, respect, and concern for others. We seek the boy who wants to do something meaningful—even great—with his life. Every RL boy knows that we care most of all what kind of person he is; we are able to meet that goal due to our small size; our passionate, talented, and dedicated faculty; and our mission to instill in students a desire to live intentional lives of purpose, characterized by concern for others.

RL boys are taught that life has meaning, and that each of their lives has purpose and significance. We aim to form men of integrity who want to develop and use their talents to the fullest. We want our boys to become men of character: knowing right from wrong, with the courage to stand for what they believe is right, willing to use their influence for the good of others.

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The Roxbury Latin School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1470
103 responses
Average ACT

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
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  • Exelauno day
    27%
  • Maru A Pula Day
    27%
  • Senior day
    27%
  • A Capella Fest
    13%
  • Chicken Fetus for Lunch day (once a week)
    7%

    Students

    Diversity
    B
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    302
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
    71%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
    71%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    67%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
    33%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
    Living in the Area
    A-
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C
    2. Good for Families
      B+
    3. Housing
      C-
    Median Household Income
    $86,501
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $983
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $412,793
    National
    $184,700

    The Roxbury Latin School Reviews

    45 reviews
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    As a preface, I will say that although I was involved in most parts of school life at Roxbury Latin, the most important criterion to me is academic rigor. This, Roxbury Latin has in spades. Standouts for me include upper-level French (particularly because of M. Diop) and all Classics courses (Ancient Greek and Latin). Ultimately, Roxbury Latin stands for the epitome of a liberal arts-centered classical education, something which seems to be declining in perceived value compared to STEM education. Although RL has attempted to change with the times and jump on the STEM bandwagon, its efforts have been so far misguided. Still, RL shines as a paragon of excellence in its more traditional offerings, and that is why I give it 5 stars.

    Other parts of school life are less stellar in comparison. The current headmaster, albeit kind, is hilariously pompous. Although the school is racially and economically diverse, the RL mindset is homogenous and rarely challenged.
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    Teaching varied. Student body great. College admissions terrible as the numbers are either very misleading because of athletes and legacys, or misstated. Tough grading very damaging to non legacy college applicants as standardized test scores matter less than grades.
    Roxbury Latin is a school filled with intelligent and ambitious students, as well as teachers. Best Private High School in all of America for preparing students for the elite college level.