Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter

Since 1984, the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference has grown exponentially into a global community of individuals presenting “ideas worth spreading” in every conceivable discipline. On November 4 and 5 at the Lincoln School in Brookline, Mass.,TEDxBeaconStreet/TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet featured speakers with astounding stories of innovation and courage: two of them were Nobles’ own students.

Read the November Parents' Association Newsletter

Read the November Parents' Association Newsletter

In this issue, our educators address what to say when our children ask how we know they'll be okay, and what we mean when we tell them, "I just want you to be happy." Read about how learning from failure rewires your brain, the value of a good school fit, and how cross-cultural relationships contribute to our students' global awareness.

Halloween 2017

Halloween 2017

From prehistoric predators to beloved literary characters and cinematic heroes, Nobles was teeming today with creative Halloween energy. View the slideshow.

The Cripple of Inishmaan

The Cripple of Inishmaan

The Nobles Theatre Collective's fall main stage production of Martin McDonagh's dark comedy "The Cripple of Inishmaan" opened this week in Vinik Theatre. The acting, accents, costumes and scenery are phenomenal in this story set in Ireland's Aran Islands in 1934. Click "more" to see a photo gallery from the play.

Sheryl WuDunn Speaks

Sheryl WuDunn Speaks

On October 25, Sheryl WuDunn spoke at morning assembly in Lawrence Auditorium. She is a Pulitzer Prize winner and co-author of four best-selling books. Paul Apostolicas ’18, whose mother is WuDunn’s first cousin, introduced WuDunn to the Nobles community, highlighting her broad accomplishments and dedication to helping girls and women throughout the world.



From the Skies to the Archives

Campus oldCan you spot any changes to campus in this archival aerial photo? This picture, hanging in the second floor of Shattuck Schoolhouse, was a gift of the class of 1963 and predates even the current library which only has a few months left in existence.

Apple of my Pie

Pie DriveMiddle school students, teachers and parents peel apples to make pies for the 15th annual pie drive. Pies are donated to the Single Parent Family Outreach Center, and other pies are sold with proceeds going to two urban agriculture programs: Oasis on Ballou and Urban Farming Institute.

Go Sports

Go SportsGirls varsity soccer held on to win their first round game of the NEPSAC playoffs this afternoon with a little help from this Class IV cheer squad.

Cortex Quest

Sheep Brain DissectionDr. Regina Campbell-Malone advises Katherine Jennings ’23 on her sheep brain dissection.

Fired Up

T Shirt CannonJill Radley ’18 launches a Nobles versus Milton t-shirt into the crowd during the pep rally assembly this morning. All the varsity games are at Milton Academy tomorrow between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., with the exception of the boys and girls cross country teams who will be racing in the New England Championships at Berkshire and Choate respectively.

Hang Time

Ellen RappellingEllen Efstathiou ’21 gets some hang time while rappelling down the south face of the Castle with the outdoor adventure afternoon program.

Around We Go

Marijke DanceMarijke Perry ’18 performs her dance “Water” during dress rehearsal for the fall dance concert: “Around We Go”. Be sure to get to Vinik Theatre to see the show on Wednesday or Friday night at 6:30 p.m. The show is an hour long and features hip hop, tap, ballet and modern dances revolving around themes from the four seasons.

Catch it if You Can

Castle glareWith the end of Daylight Saving Time, be sure to get outside early to enjoy some sunshine before it sets at 4:30 p.m.

And Again

Foster and againVisual Arts Chair John Hirsch’s solo exhibition in the Foster Gallery opens today. “And Again: Photographs from the Harvard Forest” features prints from nine years of chronicling the research, scientists and ephemera of the Harvard Forest. The exhibit will be on view until December 8. Learn more at https://johnphirsch.com/again/.

The Cripple of Inishmaan

Cripple of InishmaanCome see the Nobles Theatre Collective’s fall mainstage production of “The Cripple of Inishmaan” in Vinik Theatre. The acting, Irish accents, costumes and sets are phenomenal in this dark comedy by Martin McDonagh. Showtimes are 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, October 25 to 27, and 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 28. Admission is free and no tickets are needed.

Science Friday

Screen Shot 2017-10-20 at 4.02.06 PMTrevor Spence ’18, Ryan Santoro ’18 and Will Dixon ’18 work on an electromagnetic component for their Advanced Projects in Physics machine.

Yard Sale Volunteers

Garage Sale PAMembers of the Parents’ Association have been volunteering all week to set up for the Nobles Yard Sale. The Omni is packed with clothes, books, housewares, furniture and sporting equipment. Come by to do some shopping to benefit Achieve on Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Arm in Arm

Arm in armTwo middle school girls walk to the Castle for lunch together.


Jett Smile-1Jett Dziama ’18 DJs the drum ensemble warmup mix in the Towles Auditorium booth.

The Keys to a Great Assembly

Jackie Zhang pianoJackie Zhang ’23 played Chopin’s technically demanding Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22 this morning and the assembly crowd went wild when she played the final chord.

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