Frequently Asked Questions

List of 5 items.

  • Why is the facilities expansion project important to Roxbury Latin and its athletic program?

    Roxbury Latin adheres to the classical precept mens sana in corpore sano—a sound mind in a sound body—and believes that physical and mental fitness go hand in hand. The Roxbury Latin athletic program teaches boys the values of good sportsmanship, the pursuit of excellence, and the development of loyalty, honesty, perseverance, and resilience. Boys learn to work and sacrifice cooperatively and to step outside their personal ambition to serve the greater good . Athletics also instill in students a deep sense of Roxbury Latin pride that endures a lifetime and creates a strong lineage of alumni across generations.

    The expansion of Roxbury Latin’s athletic facilities is a significant moment for the School, creating the infrastructure necessary to fully nurture generations of scholar-athletes in the mens sana in corpore sano tradition.
  • What facilities will be included in this construction?

    The campus athletic facilities expansion project will improve indoor and outdoor facilities to benefit every boy, in every season, in every sport. The improvements include:
    • A state-of-the-art, multipurpose Indoor Athletic Facility to allow students to practice and compete on-campus, year-round in multiple sports. This facility will include a new fitness and wellness center.
    • Upgraded varsity football, soccer, lacrosse, and baseball fields featuring high-quality artificial turf
    • A new tennis complex with 12 new courts nestled in the woods
    • Renovations to the McNay Palaistra to foster academic and community engagement in new and innovative ways
    • An 8-lane track and room for field events as well as fields for lacrosse, soccer, and baseball
  • Why is Roxbury Latin pursuing this expansion now?

    Since its opening 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 expansion project is an exciting next step following 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.
  • How will these facilities benefit West Roxbury?

    Roxbury Latin has existed in Boston for 370 years and in West Roxbury for 88 years, and the School is committed to being a good neighbor to both the neighborhood and the larger city. 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 a part of the extended Roxbury Latin family.
  • How can I support the project?

    The goal of the Roxbury Latin athletic facilities expansion project is to provide playing fields and indoor facilities that will complement the School’s academic program and provide teacher-coaches with excellent “classrooms” to continue the education of students beyond the academic day. To secure the future well-being of the School, Roxbury Latin needs to raise new endowment to sustain the School’s need-blind admission and enrollment policy through establishing scholarship funds, to continue to moderate tuition increases to keep RL accessible to prospective families, and to support teacher compensation.
    There are several ways to contribute to Mens Sana In Corpore Sano: A Campaign for Roxbury Latin. If you are interested in learning more about this Campaign or want to make a gift in support of it, please contact Tom Guden, Director of Development (, 617.477.6352). More information on giving opportunities is available here.