2017 History Paper Honorees

2017 History Paper Honorees

Spring semester Class III US History scholars recently completed research papers on a diverse array of student-designed topics and were evaluated on their innovative and scholarly inquiry, thorough and scholarly research and organized, vivid and efficient expression.

Achieve Awarded $100,000 Grant From Cummings Foundation

Achieve Awarded $100,000 Grant From Cummings Foundation

Achieve is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 through the Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. Achieve, housed at Noble and Greenough School, aims to motivate and support middle school students from under-resourced Boston neighborhoods.

Congratulations, Class of 2017

Congratulations, Class of 2017

On June 2, Noble and Greenough School graduated 129 members of the Class of 2017.

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Freeman Legacy Dinner

Freeman Legacy Dinner

Students of color from Class I and Class II gathered with their families and faculty at the annual Freeman Legacy Dinner to celebrate their accomplishments and a special sense of community. Read about what they heard and view the slideshow.

Lessons of Our Past

Lessons of Our Past

“The more we know, the more we can do to prevent these events,” said Holocaust survivor and psychoanalyst Dr. Anna Ornstein, on sharing her story with Mr. Snyder’s “America and Genocide” class on May 16.


Step Up

Class VClass V students pose for a class photo on the rock outside the middle school after their Step Up ceremony on the last day of school.

Final Countdown

final countdownClass I students count down the final seconds of their last academic day at Nobles.

Harry Potter Trivia Question: Is Snape Good or Evil?
Thank you all so much to everyone who played Harry Potter trivia the week before last!  We got so many great answers to our “expert-level” question, “Is Severus Snape good or evil?” and we wanted to share some with you!!  Thank you to everyone who responded! Overwhelmingly, most people said they thought Snape was good, […]

One Last Look Back

Ropes CourseNick Nickerson took his calculus class to the ropes course on campus today. This yearly tradition serves as a metaphor for graduating seniors to take the leap to college.

Girls in the Boat

Crew TrophyThe girls varsity crew team’s second boat won gold and broke the course record for a 2V at the New England Interscholastic Rowing Association Championships over the weekend at Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester. They presented the trophy to Ben Snyder, interim director of athletics, this morning in assembly.

Three Bobs are Better Than One

BobceptionToday we celebrated Bob Henderson, our retiring head of school, by revealing his official portrait painted by visual arts faculty member Betsy VanOot, redubbing Art Street (the annual spring arts festival) as Bob Street, and raffling off Bob Henderson bobbleheads.

Music in the Morning

Nobleonians EntranceThe Nobleonians a cappella group heads into assembly after serenading students at the front entrance before school this morning. Catch them and every singing group at the choral concert tonight in Lawrence Auditorium at 7 p.m. It’s the last concert of the year; don’t miss it!

Mail Time

Eric and CarolMath teacher Eric Nguyen takes a minute to chat with receptionist Carol Derderian while picking up his mail.

Crucial Crew Shells

RichardGlendon-1Duncan Glendon, the grandson of Richard Glendon, christens the Nobles boat named after his grandfather. The first ever professional coach of Nobles crew, Richard Glendon is best known for coaching the U.S. men’s eight-man to the nation’s first ever gold medal in rowing at the 1928 Olympics. The “Naiad II” boat was also christened on Saturday, May 20, in honor of Nobles’ women’s crew team of 1996, which won the national championship and set the national record that still stands today.


Going Up

Hot Air BalloonsBob Kern’s chemistry class launched homemade hot air balloons over the Castle at 7 a.m. this morning.

National Latin Exam

Luna Li-1Luna Li ’17 received a book award in assembly today for five consecutive gold medals on the National Latin Exam. Additional students honored for receiving gold medals and perfect scores were Marijke Perry ’18, Jason Tang ’18, Kevin Chen ’20, Anne O’Leary ’21 and Justin Qin ’21.

The Marriage of Bette and Boo

The Marriage of Bette and BooBe sure to get out to Vinik Theatre this week to see the Nobles Theatre Collective’s spring production of “The Marriage of Bette and Boo.” Performances are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.

Beach Reflection

Beach ReflectionThe library windows reflect Class I students’ enjoying a beautiful afternoon on the beach.

Stamp Out Hunger

Stamp Out Hunger DriveStudents, graduates, and parents volunteered over the weekend to sort boxes of donated food delivered by the US Postal Service. This is the 18th year in a row that Nobles has served as a collection site for the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The sorted food will be loaded onto trucks and delivered to the Dedham Food Pantry later this week.

Summer Science Storage

Towles Moving BoxesThe contents of all the classrooms in the Baker Science Building have been packed up and moved to Towles Auditorium. The renovation and construction project kicks off next week to completely redo all of the classrooms and add additional labs to better meet the rigorous academic needs of the school.

Looking Up

Flower PhotoLucy Johnson ’22 sets her phone at ground level to take a photo from a new perspective during middle school photography club.

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