News

Dr. Catherine J. Hall Installed as Seventh Head of Nobles

Oct 3, 2017

Dr. Catherine J. Hall was officially installed as head of Noble and Greenough School on October 2, 2017, in the Rappaport Gymnasium in the Morrison Athletic Center on campus.

Read the October Parents' Association Newsletter

Oct 2, 2017

?In this issue, our educators reflect on how you can empathize with and support your child—and ways in which adults in the Nobles community endeavor to do the same. Learn how this community finds strength in each other. Read about the importance of optimism and opportunity from the college counseling office. Discover how our students are developing as leaders for the public good through cultural competency and awareness of others.

Saturday Night Lights

Sep 26, 2017

On Saturday September 23, girls varsity soccer and varsity football played their their first home games under the lights. The buildings and grounds department lit up both Greene and Burr fields for the event. Before the football game, both teams gathered at midfield for the national anthem and a brief ceremony to honor McCrae Williams '17.

Click "read more" to view a photo gallery from the event.

Nobles Fall 2017 Magazine

Sep 26, 2017

In this issue of Nobles magazine, see how student artwork featured in the annual AP Studio Show, including this piece by Amaya Finklea ’17, explored themes of identity. 

Also, read about how Margot Shorey ’04 is working against extremist groups like Boko Haram and the so-called Islamic State. Learn about ways the Nobles community is fighting to save the bees, and how Nicholas Horbaczewski ’99 hangs with a different type of drone in his Drone Racing League. 

Between Unlikely and Impossible

Sep 22, 2017

As a 6-year-old in Long Island in 1969, Mike Massimino was spellbound when he saw space pioneers Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong walking on the moon across his black-and-white TV. It set a lifelong dream in motion. “I thought astronauts were the coolest, and that people leaving the planet was the most important thing to ever happen. I wanted to be one of them, but a little voice in the back of my head told me I’d never get the chance.”

Read the September Parents' Association Newsletter

Sep 6, 2017

Read what our educators have to say about relationships, character, listening to learn, coping and engaging in service—and find out about upcoming events at Nobles.

Back to the Races

Sep 1, 2017

With the new school year starting up, fall athletics teams have begun practicing for the upcoming season. Click "read more" to check out the photo gallery.

Cora Hidalgo Holland Award Winner

Sep 1, 2017

During the annual faculty and staff opening meeting, Head of School Dr. Catherine Hall presented Mike McHugh, director of the buildings and grounds department, with the 2017 Cora Hidalgo Holland award.

Summer Construction Gallery

Aug 25, 2017

Construction crews on the Academic Inquiry Center and Baker Science Building renovation project have been making considerable progress this summer. Click "read more" to view a gallery of the lastest photos from inside the worksite.

Nobles Squash Around the World

Jul 31, 2017

By the end of this summer, Nobles squash players will have travelled to four continents for their sport. Gracie Doyle ’17 recently played for team USA in New Zealand. Jake Koeppel ’21 and Jesse Brownell ’19 played in Germany at the beginning of July. Brownell will play again in Canada in early August. Her mother, Nobles coach Christina Brownell, and Patrick McElroy ’17 recently represented American squash in Paraquay.

Celebrating 70 Summers at Nobles!

Jul 1, 2017

Everybody loves a good birthday party and, this summer, Nobles Day Camp has a lot to celebrate. On July 25, campers enjoyed a special birthday cake to commemorate the milestone.

2017 History Paper Honorees

Jun 28, 2017

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

Members of the Corporation Say Goodbye, Bob

Jun 16, 2017

At the annual Members of the Corporation dinner on June 15, 2017, Bob Henderson gave his final public remarks as Nobles’ sixth head of school. President of the Nobles Board of Trustees Beth Reilly ’87 thanked Henderson for his remarkable leadership and updated the audience of the school’s progress over the past year, including the appointment of Dr. Catherine J. Hall as Nobles’ seventh head of school. Reilly also introduced fellow graduate and trustee Mariel Novas ’06, who honored Henderson by reading a letter addressed to him. 

Achieve Awarded $100,000 Grant From Cummings Foundation

Jun 12, 2017

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

Jun 2, 2017

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

Click "read more" for full coverage, including the graduation and 2017 year in review video, photos, speeches and awards.

Awards Night 2017

Jun 2, 2017

Nobles celebrated Awards Night 2017 on June 1, 2017.

Cum Laude Inductees Celebrate

Jun 1, 2017

On May 22, Nobles inducted 26 Class I students into its Cum Laude Society. Tilesy Harrington welcomed the students with a speech about heritage and legacy.

Class I Projects Night

Jun 1, 2017

On Tuesday, May 30, Class I students presented their artwork, research and talents created and acquired over the course of this year. Highlights included an analysis of the contemporary Jewish attitude toward tattoos and artwork that honored strong women and their inspirational quotations. 

Freeman Legacy Dinner

May 25, 2017

On May 23, students of color from Class I and Class II gathered with their families and faculty to celebrate their accomplishments and a special sense of community. The annual Freeman Legacy Dinner honors former Nobles arts faculty member and champion for diversity Bob Freeman.

Lessons of Our Past

May 22, 2017

“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.

An Outstanding Commitment to Service

May 22, 2017


On May 30, Nobles’ community service coordinator Linda Hurley will be honored as a Dedham High School Outstanding Alumna for her lifelong contributions to the Dedham community.

 

Investigative Reporter Visits The Nobleman

May 19, 2017

On May 17, Joe Bergantino, co-founder and executive director emeritus of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, visited The Nobleman.

Student staffers and faculty members Henry Kinard and John Hirsch welcomed Bergantino, who shared that his passion for news started when he was 9 and extended into his high school years when he edited his school paper.

According to the website of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, Bergantino has been a national and local investigative reporter for 35 years. He spent most of his career as the I-Team Reporter for WBZ-TV in Boston.

The Marriage of Bette and Boo

May 17, 2017

Please join the Nobles Theatre Collective as it closes the Henderson era with the same play it opened it with 17 years ago: Christopher Durang's The Marriage of Bette and Boo. Durang's dark comedy tackles difficult and sometimes mature themes in 33 (mostly) short scenes. Admission is free and no tickets or reservations are needed for this approximately two-hour performance this week! Come Wednesday, Thursday or Friday at 6:30 p.m. or join us for the Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.

Read the May Parents' Association Newsletter

May 2, 2017

The May newsletter is here. With graduation and summer just around the corner, our faculty members have some words of encouragement and wisdom to help students finish well.

Why China?

Apr 25, 2017

George Cadwalader ‘88, a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Marine Corps and current professor of emergency management at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, visited History of the Human Community classes to discuss the importance of studying China.