News

The Value of Travel

Apr 17, 2015

Students at Nobles learn by doing. It’s the driving force for the EXCEL (experiential learning) program that has long been at the core of the school’s educational philosophy. This spring, during March break, 112 students and 18 faculty traveled domestically and abroad for service, language and cultural immersion, and adventure. Destinations included Guatemala, Cambodia/Vietnam, New Orleans, China and South Africa.

Common Fire Celebrates Service

Apr 16, 2015

On April 14, 2015, Nobles celebrated an all-school, day-long community service effort—Common Fire, named for the book, Common Fire: Lives of Commitment in a Complex World. The school came  together to serve at 65 sites from Dedham to Boston and beyond. 

2015 Cambodia and Vietnam Trip

Apr 2, 2015

During the March break, many Nobles students as well as faculty and staff participated in Nobles-sponsored trips around the world. Watch the video of those who journeyed on bicycles through Cambodia and Vietnam.

 

Spring is here and so is the April Parents' Association Newsletter.

Apr 1, 2015

Fringe Fest 2015

Mar 25, 2015

Each year, the Nobles community looks forward to the annual Fringe Festival. It's an entertainment-filled assembly where students and faculty share their talents. 

Student Diversity Leadership Conference

Mar 9, 2015

At Assembly on March 9, students who represented Nobles at the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) in December shared their takeaways from the summit. Although each student addressed a different facet of identity, the unified message was one of appreciation, advocacy and empathy.

Nobles Theatre Collective

Mar 9, 2015

Vinik Theatre became a fairy forest and actors morphed into sprites and Athenians for the original romantic comedy, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by faculty member Todd Morton. 

 

Until Proven Innocent

Feb 25, 2015

On February 25, Nobles welcomed two compelling speakers from The New England Innocence Project (NEIP), a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. Students heard from NEIP Executive Director Denise McWilliams and exoneree Dennis Maher.

Nobles Theatre Collective

Feb 19, 2015

As part of the Nobles Theatre Collective, the Middle School presented "The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon"on both February 11 and 12.      

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EUI Recognizes History Teacher for Master's Thesis

Feb 19, 2015

The European University Institute (EUI) has selected history teacher Hannah Puckett's thesis, “Narrating the Nation: Nationalist Discourse on the Muslim Presence in Bulgaria” for the prestigious Marc Bloch Prize, “awarded to the author of the best new Master’s thesis in early modern or modern European history and in the history of Europe in the world.” Puckett will travel to Florence, Italy, in April to receive the prize and present a talk to EUI faculty.

Snowy Slideshow

Feb 18, 2015

While the arctic vortex pummels New England with snow this winter, and presents Buildings and Grounds with a herculean challenge, it has made for some picturesque moments at Nobles.

"The Studies Show" Podcast

Jan 22, 2015

Nobles' learning specialists Gia Batty and Sara Masucci record a monthly podcast, "The Studies Show", where they share educational research, organizational skills and study tips. In this month's podcast, they discuss how mind wandering, commonly referred to negatively as day dreaming or zoning out, can be an effective practice for creative thinking. Listen to the new podcast here to see what the studies show.

Honoring Dr. King

Jan 20, 2015

On January 20, the Multicultural Student Association (MSA) at Nobles presented a richly layered program honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The special assembly was made up of multimedia historical presentations, performances by the string ensemble and Imani, and a modern dance interpretation of the ongoing struggle to overcome the barriers to freedom and dignity Dr. King fought so hard to break down.

Wood Transfer Workshop

Jan 19, 2015

In conjunction with Pratt 108 (the collective visual arts faculty show currently on exhibit), faculty member and artist David Roane held the Foster Gallery's first ever TGIF OPS (Thank Goodness It's Friday-Open Painting Studio)-sponsored workshop.

Nobles Magazine Available Online

Jan 16, 2015

The Winter 2015 issue of Nobles—the official magazine for Noble and Greenough School—is now available online.

2015 Nobles vs. Cotting School Game

Jan 12, 2015

Two communities came together for an evening of friendly rivalry on Friday, January 9th for the annual Nobles vs. Cotting School basketball game. The event, originated by Will Randle '09 when his sister attended Cotting, has become a beloved tradition for both schools. The Cotting School opened in 1893 as the country's first free day school for children with physical disabilities; it aims to help each student to achieve his or her highest learning potential and level of independence.

Young Stars

Jan 9, 2015

Four student representatives from Nobles’ Astronomy Workgroup, headed by science faculty member David Strasburger, shared the team’s research findings at the winter 2015 meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Seattle on January 4-8. 

Holiday Celebrations

Dec 19, 2014

Each year, the Sixies uphold the tradition of performing some favorite holiday plays for the rest of the school before everyone scatters for winter break. 

Concert Season

Dec 8, 2014

Nobles' own Jazz/Blues/Guitar/Percussion Ensembles opened the concert season on December 4. Enjoy the slideshow, with images from Michael Dwyer.

Enter the Entrepreneurs

Nov 24, 2014

On November 18, Nobles welcomed its first lineup of entrepreneurial speakers in its new Innovation Series, a collaboration between Harvard i-Lab Director Jodi Goldstein, Nobles business manager Steve Ginsberg, and faculty member Scott Wilson.

Manomet Migration

Nov 14, 2014

Every fall, as a winter chill enters the air and the leaves turn russet, Deb Harrison’s AP Environmental Science students, like the birds they study, flock south. Their destination is the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences in Plymouth, Mass. Manomet’s mission is to “conserve natural resources for the benefit of wildlife and human populations, and through research and collaboration, build science-based, cooperative solutions to environmental problems.”

Game of Nobles vs Milton

Nov 6, 2014

Nobles vs Milton Day was Friday, November 7. Each year, the schools alternate creating a pump-up video for this rivalry. This year it was our turn, so we kicked it up a notch with some 3D animation. Click "read more" to watch our video inspired by the Game of Thrones intro.

Parents' Association November Newsletter

Nov 3, 2014

In this issue, Head of School Bob Henderson writes about the importance of "service to others" at Nobles and the upcoming community-wide service event, Common Fire. 

Nobles Theatre Collective Presents Luigi Pirandello's Right You Are If You Think You Are

Oct 31, 2014

The Nobles Theatre Collective presented its fall production, Luigi Pirandello's Right You Are If You Think You Are, from October 29-November 1. One part social commentary, one part mystery, the story featured townspeople who nosily speculate about their new-to-town neighbors, and ultimately hatch an elaborate trap to unveil the truth. 

Nature vs. Technology: An Exhibition by John Hirsch

Oct 30, 2014

On November 6, a photography exhibit of Nobles’ own visual arts faculty member, John Hirsch, “Nature vs. Technology,” will be featured as part of the New Gallery Concert Series (NGCS).