Wind, Strings and Orchestra Concert

Jan 18, 2017

The winter wind, strings and orchestra concert filled the Wheeler Music Center in Lawrence Auditorium on January 12 with more than 70 student musicians. The instrumental concert featured the middle and upper school wind and string ensembles and the Nobles Orchestra. The upper school wind ensemble performed in memory of their friend Jane Song '19.

Highlights included a medley from the middle school wind ensemble, Antonio Berdugo's conducting debut, solos by Kevin Chen '20 on oboe and Dane Jacobson '17 on violin, and of course the upper school wind ensemble's "Sleigh Ride." 

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Frozen Fenway

Jan 13, 2017

On Tuesday, January 10, Nobles travelled 650 strong to see the girls varsity hockey team face off against BB&N at Frozen Fenway.

Proceeds from the event benefitted Denna Laing ’10, a former Nobles, Princeton University and Boston Pride hockey player who suffered a spinal cord injury at last year’s Women’s Winter Classic.

10th Annual Cotting School Game

Jan 9, 2017

Members of Nobles girls varsity basketball team call the annual Nobles vs. Cotting School game the highlight of their season.

The January 6 matchup between Nobles and the Cotting School, a private special-education day school in Lexington, Massachusetts, marked the 10th anniversary of the relationship. 

Songs for Everyone

Jan 9, 2017

On January 5, Nobles' choral groups took the Lawrence stage for their long anticipated winter concert. From the chamber music singers' Gregorian chant  to the Greensleeves' Spice Girls/Black Eyed Peas mashup, to the middle school's Bobby Darin cover, there was a song for everyone.


Read the January Parents' Association Newsletter

Jan 4, 2017

Happy New Year! Faculty weigh in on what matters most in secondary education, the value of learning from our mistakes and the need we all have for a web of support. Learn about education trends and buzzwords from 2016 and the reality of secondary school admission. 

Science Week 2016

Dec 16, 2016

Science Week 2016 included the mysterious Great Machine, a thoughtful poster session and a lively robotics competition.  

Click "read more" to see the the work of our Advanced Projects in Physics students, our Biochemistry Research students and our Robotics students.

Read the December Parents' Association newsletter

Dec 6, 2016

In this issue, Director of Counseling Jen Hamilton describes how Nobles is responding to the loss of a beloved member of our community. Director of College Counseling Kate Ramsdell shares how we can help support our children's goals, and Provost Bill Bussey discusses the school's approach to the presidential election.

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.

Click "read more" to watch the video.

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.

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. 

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.

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.