Building a Legacy for Scholar-Athletes

The upgrade of Roxbury Latin’s athletic facilities is a significant moment for the School, creating the infrastructure necessary to nurture generations of scholar-athletes. Since its founding in 1645, Roxbury Latin has developed an exceptional reputation for its commitment to academic excellence. The expansion project provides students with facilities commensurate with the quality of the rest of their student experience.

The athletic project is an exciting next step building upon 10 years of improvements across the areas of academics, operations, and recruitment catalyzed by the strong vision set out in the School’s Strategic Plan.
Roxbury Latin celebrated the opening of the Indoor Athletic Facility in the winter of 2016-17, with the various fields and courts coming on-line before and after that date. Follow the progress of construction here.

A Place for Community

Roxbury Latin has opened its doors to local community groups and youth organizations over many years. In this spirit of collaboration, the School is hopeful that the new facilities will become a resource for West Roxbury and the larger City of Boston—so that more families have the opportunity to become part of the extended Roxbury Latin family.

Project Components

List of 5 items.

  • A) New Indoor Athletic Facility

    A state-of-the-art, multipurpose Indoor Athletic Facility will allow students to practice and compete on-campus, year-round in multiple sports. This facility will include a new fitness and wellness center.
  • B) Upgraded Athletic Fields

    High-quality artificial turf will be key to the upgrade of varsity baseball, football, soccer, and lacrosse fields.
  • C) New Tennis Complex

    A total of 12 new courts nestled in the woods will accommodate a burgeoning program, and permit RL’s tennis champions to host end-of-season tournaments.
  • D) McNay Palaistra Renovations

    A refurbished Palaistra celebrates our long-standing wrestling tradition and fosters academic and community engagement in new and innovative ways.
  • E) Track & Field

    The upper fields will be reoriented to include an 8-lane track and room for field events as well as fields for lacrosse, soccer, and baseball.