News

Celebrated in Colombia

Jun 26, 2018

This June, fifty Nobles orchestra musicians and chamber singers, along with eight faculty members, traveled to Colombia to kick off their summers with a week of musical performances and cultural immersion. 

Congratulations, Class of 2018

Jun 1, 2018

On June 1, Noble and Greenough School graduated 114 members of the Class of 2018.

The final morning assembly for the class kicked off with a rendition of “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” performed on saxophone and guitar by Caroline Collins-Pisano and Courtney Collins-Pisano. The celebrations continued with awards and the granting of diplomas to the class—the first graduating class under the leadership of Dr. Catherine Hall, head of school.

Class I Project Night

May 31, 2018

On Tuesday, May 29, Class I students presented their artwork, research and talents created and acquired over the course of this year. 

 

Seth Goldman ’83 Talks Tea, Burgers and Personal Branding

May 30, 2018

Seth Goldman ‘83, co-founder of Honest Tea, told students and faculty in assembly that his big idea for Honest Tea came after a run in New York City, when he was thirsty but didn’t want water or a super-sugary drink.

A Gentleman in Shattuck

May 22, 2018


Amor Towles ‘83 delighted students in Dick Baker’s Russian Literature course with a visit to discuss his newest novel A Gentleman in Moscow

Read the Spring 2018 Magazine

May 21, 2018

The spring 2018 edition of Nobles magazine highlights graduates who aid investment in communities, create organic craft beer, design quality clothing and learned the best way to approach a moose. 

Click here to read the magazine. 

Solar Rollers

May 18, 2018

On May 16, on the heels of torrential downpours and tornado warnings, the sun cooperated as Class V students put their scientific engineering skills to the test for Nobles' 19th annual solar car race day.

Presidential Scholar Samantha Alves ’18

May 14, 2018

On May 8, Samantha Alves ’18 was named a member of the 2018 United States Presidential Scholar class.

Of over 5,000 qualifying students, only one other student in Massachusetts and 160 other students nationwide earned the award this year.

It's Reunion Time!

May 7, 2018

Reunion is scheduled for this weekend, May 11-12. We look forward to seeing graduates on campus. Find out more about registration and the weekend schedule here

 

Grandparents Day

May 7, 2018

On Friday, May 4, more than 400 grandparents and special friends joined students for all the aspects of a typical day, from classes to the lunch line at the Castle. 

Read the May Parents' Association Newsletter

May 2, 2018

In this issue, learn about the different faces of student leadership at Nobles, finishing well, connecting with each other, the art of self-compassion and the power of listening to and encouraging young voices.

A Trip to the MFA

Apr 27, 2018

This spring, the photography exhibit “(un)expected families” at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston explores the variety of relationships within American families.

On March 28, Nobles Advanced Placement in Photography students and Dorchester’s John Winthrop Elementary School 4th and 5th graders forged their own unexpected connections after a joint field trip to the exhibit.

Rally Day 2018

Apr 25, 2018

Join us for our fifth annual Nobles Rally Day on Thursday, April 26!  Rally Day is a one-day event when the entire Nobles community comes together to show their support for the school and its mission by making gifts to the Annual Nobles Fund (ANF). 

Courageous Conversations

Apr 20, 2018

On Wednesday, April 18, diversity speaker and trainer Rosetta Lee spoke to the Nobles community in assembly about how to have courageous conversations in divisive times. Just preceding Nobles’ participation in the National School Walkout for gun sense today, April 20, Lee’s visit was a timely tool in respectfully approaching those opportunities to share ideas.

National School Walkout

Apr 20, 2018

On April 20, students engaged in and reacted to National School Walkout day in the Morrison Athletic Center (MAC) and the glass room of the academic center. According to the mission at nationalschoolwalkout.net, the student-led walkout protested “congressional, state, and local failures to take action to prevent gun violence.”

Coach Resor Clears 700

Apr 17, 2018

On February 10, Tom Resor won his 700th game coaching hockey at Nobles. Resor’s milestone exceeds the record of the school’s next winningest coach by more than 250. This April, he was honored with USA Today High School Sports' title the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Coach of the Year. The title recognizes his performance, level of competition and the strength of his schedule.

Read the April Parents' Association Newsletter

Apr 4, 2018

Enjoy what our educators have to say about giving students agency, the value of interdisciplinary learning, and enjoying life in the moment. Hear from students themselves about lessons learned at Nobles, both the hard won and the triumphant.

Leavings

Mar 29, 2018


Natalie Blake’s Foster Gallery exhibit Elementals: Rhythms of the Earth honors the organic textures created through the interaction of the world’s elements.

Ceramic tiles in natural colors mimic the patterns wind leaves on water and rain leaves on sand.

 

Read the March Parents' Association Newsletter

Mar 5, 2018

Not long now until spring break! Read about social media and the young brain, coping with anxiety, the potential of a new admission season, and making the most of what Nobles offers.

You will also read about upcoming events and important dates to remember.

 

Cry-Baby

Mar 2, 2018

In this year's jumping, jiving musical, Cry-Baby's pastel-clad quartet and tattooed drapes faced off while their leaders fell in love. 

Click "read more" to see the slideshow.

 

Gold Leaf and Ostrich Feathers

Feb 9, 2018

Robert Freeman, former artist-in-residence at Nobles for 27 years, will contribute 12 paintings to the upcoming Adelson Galleries exhibition Mardi Gras Indians. The joint exhibition, also featuring photography by Max Stern, celebrates Mardi Gras Indians parading through the streets of New Orleans on “Super Sunday,” the third Sunday in March.

Alasdair MacKenzie '15: Putting the Growl in “Gargantua”

Feb 9, 2018

Alasdair MacKenzie ’15 jokes that he learned to play music around the time he started to move his limbs. Now at Harvard, he returned to Nobles this winter to compose music for the middle school play, “Gargantua.”

 
 

Balancing History: A Conversation with Clint Smith

Feb 8, 2018

Poet, teacher and scholar Clint Smith addressed the Nobles community in Lawrence Auditorium on February 7. Smith is a doctoral candidate at Harvard University, a 2014 National Poetry Slam champion and 2017 recipient of the Jerome J. Shestack Prize from the American Poetry Review. He has also received fellowships from the National Science Foundation, written for national magazines and delivered two TED Talks. At Nobles, he spoke about the need for grounding conversations about race and equality in a fuller historical context.https://twitter.com/ClintSmithIII

Read the February Parents' Association Newsletter

Feb 2, 2018

Find out how the new academic center is changing the way our students learn and collaborate. Read about the importance of multiple perspectives, the value of a summer job, and how the new library and academic center are influencing our sense of community.

See the Musical

Feb 1, 2018

Come to Vinik Theatre for Nobles Theatre Collective's musical production Cry-Baby. 

In this jumping, jiving teen comedy set in 1950s Baltimore, the conservative squares face off against the rebellious delinquents.

Click "read more" for dates and times.