First Annual Family Dinner

Nov 18, 2016

November 16, 2016 was a historic night for Nobles; it marked the First Annual Family Dinner, the largest gathering of people of color in the school’s 150 years. From the graduates, families and students, to faculty and staff who came together, everyone had one reason for coming: to connect. 

Nobles vs. Milton Video

Nov 11, 2016

Saturday November 12 is the annual Nobles versus Milton day. Nobles is hosting home field hockey, football, soccer and volleyball games while the cross country teams will be at the New England Championship meets. All varsity teams will be wearing new throwback uniforms to mark Nobles' 150th anniversary.

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Thanks, Bob

Nov 7, 2016

On November 5, 2016, over 1,100 graduates, parents and friends of Nobles gathered in the Bliss Omni Flood Rink for Nobles Night to celebrate the sesquicentennial history of the school and the 17 year headship of Robert P. Henderson Jr. 76. President of the Board of Trustees Beth Reilly '87 gave the keynote address and introduced a video tribute to Henderson.

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Read the November Parents' Association newsletter

Nov 3, 2016

Next week, our country chooses the next president. In times of transition, Head of School Bob Henderson provides reassurance about what remains constant and true. In this issue, educators explore the responsibilities of citizenship and how we care for each other; meaningful service; coeducation; and academic skills.

New Works

Oct 27, 2016

From November 4 through December 18, former long-time artist-in-residence Robert Freeman will display his exhibition New Works at Adelson Galleries in Boston’s South End.

The artist reception will be held on November 4, from six to eight o’clock p.m. in the same gallery. 

Student Athletes 4 Change Challenge

Oct 26, 2016

On November 19 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Nobles will host the Student Athletes 4 Change Challenge to raise funds for at-risk student athletes in grades 3–8.

Nobles basketball players, in co-ed teams of five, will compete against Park School, Rivers and Thayer in an online math challenge.

NTC's Fall Mainstage Production

Oct 25, 2016

The tech crew is setting the stage for NTC's presentation of "Absurd Shorts," one-act plays by Samuel Beckett and Eugène Ionesco.

The performances will take place simultaneously and sequentially this week only.

David McCullough Shares Stories

Oct 21, 2016

“Do what you really want to do,” author David McCullough told students on October 19 at long assembly. “A good life is a life with a mission.” Nobles welcomed McCullough, who wrote this year’s community book, The Wright Brothers, and is the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  “What you do is more important than the money [you make]. What’s important is that you have purpose,” he said.

Multicultural Fair

Oct 18, 2016

This year's Multicultural Fair featured culture and cuisine from nations around the globe, including Bulgaria, Israel, Ethiopia, India, Peru and China, among many others. 

The celebration included an assortment of music, dance, food and fashion alongside an emphasis on geography, language and history.


Achieve Program Recognized

Oct 7, 2016

The National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA) recently recognized the work of Achieve, a Nobles-based program that provides academic and social enrichment through summer and academic year programming to motivated students in grades 6-12 from Boston Public Schools (BPS).

“Achieve scholars are motivated, resilient, and thoughtful,” Executive Director Director Nora Dowley-Liebowitz told NPEA.  Currently, 98 percent are students of color, 89 percent will be first-generation college students, and 70 percent speak a second language at home, she says.

New Views

Oct 7, 2016

This fall, Nobles breaks ground on two building projects on campus—a major renovation of the Baker Science Building and the construction of an Academic Inquiry Center to include a new Putnam Library. 

Head of School Bob Henderson explains that the project will reflect the changing function of libraries and science centers. It will also create a more unified, functional and beautiful campus.

Read the October Parents' Association newsletter

Oct 3, 2016

Find out from Nobles faculty what makes this community so close, and the value of lessons gained outside the classroom. Get college counseling's take on what those college rankings mean (and don't). Hear what one educator learned on sabbatical while in the Amazon.

Grandparents Day

Oct 3, 2016

On September 30, Nobles welcomed over 400 grandparents to the classrooms and auditoriums where their favorite students spend their days.

Grandparents enjoyed an assembly, classroom visits and lunch in the Castle's dining hall. 

Click "read more" to view the Grandparents Day photo gallery. 

Founder's Day Celebration

Sep 30, 2016

On September 28, Nobles celebrated the 150th anniversary of its founding with a procession, a showing of the sesquicentennial video and a comedic play that sped through major moments in Nobles history. 

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

Everything is Cyclical

Sep 30, 2016

Foster Gallery’s most recent show, Colleen Fitzgerald’s and over again, demonstrates interdisciplinary applications of the visual arts and a significant reimagining of Nobles’ artist-in-residence program.

Click "read more" to learn about how this work marks a significant change at Foster Gallery. 

Jeff Jacoby Speaks on the Election

Sep 29, 2016

On September 21, Boston Globe op-ed columnist and long time conservative Jeff Jacoby presented his perspective on this year’s presidential election.

Jacoby began his career at the Boston Globe in 1994 and has since won the Breindel Prize and the Thomas Paine Award of the Institute for Justice.

Seventh Head of School Appointed

Sep 23, 2016

On September 23, 2016, the Noble and Greenough School Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Dr. Catherine J. Hall as Nobles’ seventh head of school. Hall will join Nobles in July 2017.


Welcome, Janim Sayles

Sep 13, 2016

The Achieve team is excited to welcome and introduce their new Assistant Director, Janim Sayles. 

Achieve is a tuition-free program housed on Nobles' campus that provides intensive academic support and social enrichment for low-income middle school students from Boston. 

A Gentleman in Moscow

Sep 12, 2016

On Thursday, September 8, New York Times best-selling author of Rules of Civility, Amor Towles ’83, introduced his new book A Gentleman in Moscow to a packed crowd at Wellesley Books.

Click "read more" to learn about this exciting new novel from its author's perspective. 

Read the September Parents' Association newsletter

Sep 2, 2016

Learn how educators at Nobles plan to help students grow intellectually and personally this school year, while also supporting their emotional development and keeping them safe in an increasingly complex world.

If a Tree Falls at Nobles...

Aug 31, 2016

Construction of Nobles' new Academic Inquiry Center, which will house the new Putnam Library, will start this fall, and renovations to the Baker Science Building will follow in the spring. Before that can begin though, we needed to cut down some trees to clear the space. Look out for posts on social media tagged with #NoblesNewViews for updates on the building projects.

Click "read more" to watch the video showing the tree cutting process.

Lauren Overzet Earns Cora Holland Award

Aug 31, 2016

During this year’s opening meeting for employees, Head of School Bob Henderson ’76 presented the Cora Hidalgo Holland award to Assistant to the Head of School Lauren Overzet.

Click "read more" to learn about the award’s namesake and Lauren Overzet’s tireless contributions to the school.

Behind the Scenes

Aug 29, 2016

Explore what goes on behind the scenes in Vinik Theatre with Jon Bonner, Director of Technical Theatre and Design. While the actors, singers and dancers rehearse for a show, the tech theatre crew builds and paints the set, rigs the lights and sews the costumes. 

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Celebrating Our Sesquicentennial

Aug 24, 2016

Check out the newest legacy video, which celebrates Nobles' sesquicentennial by exploring our school's long history. The video follows Nobles along its many moves throughout the Boston area and honors the leaders that kept the school going strong for 150 years. 

Achieve Spotlight on NECN

Aug 24, 2016

View the August 2016 New England Cable News spotlight on the Achieve program. Achieve offers Boston Public School students the opportunity to attend a tuition-free academic summer and school year academic enrichment program on the Nobles campus.