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.



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.

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.

Building Leaders

Jan 30, 2018

Director of Strength and Conditioning Kevin O’Neill spends as much time helping athletes build muscle as he does coaching them to be leaders. “What’s more important than how much you bench or how much you squat is what kind of person you are,” he says. This philosophy may be what recently earned him the Northeast Regional Coach of the Year award from the National High School Strength Coaches Association (NHSSCA).

Travis Roy Shares Story of Triumph, Tragedy—and Triumph

Jan 25, 2018

Hockey player Travis Roy achieved and lost his dream in the span of 11 seconds. The Tabor alumnus, who won a scholarship to play for the Boston University Terriers, was tapped by Coach Jack Parker on October 20, 1995. The moment was the fulfillment of his goal to play Division I hockey and a step toward—maybe someday—playing pro or becoming part of the Olympic team.

A Space for Debate

Jan 19, 2018

Last week, Nobles history students debated the positions of people from long ago, from women and serfs of Napoleonic times to cell biologists and cancer sufferers of the 1950s. 

Click "read more" for the article and photo gallery. 

Still We Rise: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 17, 2018

On the day after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Students United for Racial Justice and Equity (SURJE) led assembly with stories of resistance and offered some solutions. Click "read more" for the full story and a photo gallery of the moving assembly. 

Academic Center Open

Jan 16, 2018

On January 22, the academic center opened its doors to the Nobles community. The new space includes areas for collaborative work, a quiet study area, a reading room, and, of course, the Putnam Library.

Read the January Parents' Association Newsletter

Jan 3, 2018

Read thoughts from our faculty on how a new year allows us to look back on and learn from the past, but also to look forward with renewed energy, to opportunities for growth, leadership and change.


Sights of Sounds

Dec 11, 2017

On November 30 and December 7, the Nobles music department presented its two fall concerts. The choral concert featured eight singing groups, and the jazz, blues, guitar and percussion concert featured five instrumental ensembles. Check out a photo gallery from the performances by clicking "read more".

Going Global

Nov 28, 2017

Global Online Academy (GOA), a program that connects independent schools around the world through online classrooms, recently honored two Nobles teachers with the designation of “learning design coaches.”

Modern language faculty member Ayako Anderson and history and social science faculty member Jenny Carlson-Pietraszek earned the titles for their “commitment to excellent teaching and learning in the classroom, the school and the professional learning community.”

Leaders of the Next Generation

Nov 27, 2017

On November 18, at Clark University’s Model United Nations competition, Nobles’ Debate and Model United Nations team collected more awards than ever before in the team’s more than 17-year history. Receiving 10 awards by the tournament’s completion, Nobles had the most impressive showing of any school represented.

Mind Over Matter

Nov 8, 2017

Since 1984, the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference has grown exponentially into a global community of individuals presenting “ideas worth spreading” in every conceivable discipline. On November 4 and 5 at the Lincoln School in Brookline, Mass.,TEDxBeaconStreet/TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet featured speakers with astounding stories of innovation and courage: two of them were Nobles’ own students.


The Cripple of Inishmaan

Nov 4, 2017

The Nobles Theatre Collective's fall main stage production of Martin McDonagh's dark comedy "The Cripple of Inishmaan" opened this week in Vinik Theatre. The acting, accents, costumes and scenery are phenomenal in this story set in Ireland's Aran Islands in 1934. Click "read more" to see a photo gallery from the play.

Read the November Parents' Association Newsletter

Nov 2, 2017

In this issue, our educators address what to say when our children ask how we know they'll be okay, and what we mean when we tell them, "I just want you to be happy." Read about how learning from failure rewires your brain, the value of a good school fit, and how cross-cultural relationships contribute to our students' global awareness.

Halloween 2017

Oct 27, 2017

From prehistoric predators to beloved literary characters and cinematic heroes, Nobles was teeming today with creative Halloween energy.

Sheryl WuDunn Speaks

Oct 26, 2017

On October 25, Sheryl WuDunn spoke at morning assembly in Lawrence Auditorium. She is a Pulitzer Prize winner and co-author of four best-selling books. Paul Apostolicas ’18 introduced WuDunn to the Nobles community, highlighting her broad accomplishments and dedication to helping girls and women throughout the world.

Something to Say

Oct 20, 2017

Spoken word artists and Project VOICE co-founders Elizabeth Acevedo and Phil Kaye visited Nobles on October 18 to tell their stories, share their art and encourage the next generation of voices.

"Keep finding opportunities to say what you feel out loud; it’s transformational,” Acevedo told students.

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.