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Multicultural Fair

Oct 15, 2014

The 19th annual Multicultural Fair featured displays of cultural artifacts, live performances, delicious foods, and a student fashion show. Countries represented included Japan, France, India, Ethiopia, and Haiti, among many others.

Nobles to Host Bruins Alumni

Oct 10, 2014

Don’t miss the chance to see a team of players from the Nobles community—including Mark Spence, director of counseling, and Mike McHugh, director of buildings and grounds—take on the Boston Bruins Alumni Team on November 8, at 5 p.m. at the Omni Flood Rink at Nobles. Proceeds of the benefit hockey game will go to Achieve at Nobles, a tuition-free academic enrichment program serving Boston-area middle school-age children from low-income families.

Read the October Parents' Association Newsletter

Oct 6, 2014

You can read insightful pieces from Director of College Counseling Kate Ramsdell and Assistant Head of School and Middle School Head John Gifford. And don’t miss Provost Bill Bussey’s preview of an upcoming assembly focusing on the people, politics and history of the Gaza Strip.

 

Bronson Says Stress Not Always Bad, Failure Can Be Good

Oct 1, 2014

Po Bronson, novelist and coauthor of Nurture Shock and Top Dog—books that have changed the conversations about parenting and success in America—visited Nobles on September 30 and October 1.

On September 30, Bronson spoke to parents and faculty about the perceived and real effects of stress on performance in young people.

Outing Club Monadnock Hike

Oct 1, 2014

The Nobles Outing Club hiked to the summit of Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire on a perfect late summer Sunday on September 14, 2014. This annual kickoff adventure honored Bill Biddle, former Nobles teacher and pioneer of the Nobles Outing Club. Click "read more" to view video.

Grandparents Gathering

Sep 30, 2014

On September 29, more than 400 grandparents joined their grandchildren in classrooms and for lunch in the Castle, sharing in a "day in the life" at Nobles.

Friend to Creatures Great and Small

Sep 22, 2014

The 2014 recipient of Nobles' Young Graduate Award, veterinarian and animal advocate Dr. Meagan Rock '99, encourages students "to never stop taking risks or believing in your own ability to make the world a better place. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity you have by virtue of being a Nobles student, and harness it to make a difference."

Bliss Bees

Sep 18, 2014

Deb Harrison's AP Environmental Science class visited beloved graduate and beekeeper Bill Bliss '48 to learn about the influence of bees on our ecosystems and food systems.

Into the Wind

Sep 17, 2014

On Thursday, September 11, the Foster Gallery hosted an opening of interdisciplinary artist Georgie Friedman’s “Into the Wind.” Through the creation of multimedia experiences, Friedman seeks to “reframe natural phenomena in ways that create new physical and psychological spaces for viewers to contemplate personal and cultural relationships to the elements.”

Community Book Day Celebrated

Sep 17, 2014

Young adult novelist, David Levithan, author of "Every Day," joined us to talk about his writing process, and to answer questions about the characters and messages in the story. The book was chosen by students and faculty as a school-wide read for this year's Community Book Day.

Faculty Back-to-School Favorites and Rituals

Sep 5, 2014

The first week back on campus, we caught up with faculty members and asked them two questions.
(1) What's your favorite thing about the first week of the new school year? (2) Do you have any back-to-school rituals? Check out what they had to say.

Welcome Back

Sep 3, 2014

First Assembly

Sep 3, 2014

Lawrence Auditorium was filled with butterflies as Nobles gathered for the first assembly of 2014-2015. Dean of Students Marcela Maldonado shared her own first-day jitters and the comfort of being in good company as everyone heads into the new year, together. Head of School Bob Henderson emphasized the tenets of honesty and respect. 

Who's New?

Aug 29, 2014

On Sept. 2, 2014, students weren't the only ones experiencing some back-to-school excitement and jitters. When you encounter new faculty and staff, introduce yourself. In the meantime, learn a little about all of the great adults joining the Nobles community this fall.

Ready For Fall

Aug 29, 2014

As students collected school supplies, gathered books and planned the first day of school, Nobles buildings and grounds staff members were readying campus for students' arrival. What does it take to prepare the campus? Have a look at how the summer ends on a not-so-quiet note.

 

Female Athlete of the Year

Aug 27, 2014

The Boston Globe recently named Lauren Dillon ’14 the 2014 New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Female Athlete of the Year. 

The award, which began in 2000, is given to a standout three-sport athlete who has demonstrated success in both the classroom and on the field or the court. 

Cora Hidalgo Holland Award Winner

Aug 26, 2014

During the faculty and staff opening meeting, Head of School Bob Henderson ’76 presented Thanae Cooper, assistant to the dean of enrollment, with the 2014 Cora Hidalgo Holland award. The award commemorates Nobles parent Cora Hidalgo Holland who embodied a kindness and warmth to the entire Nobles community.

Nobles Magazine Arriving Soon

Aug 25, 2014

The fall 2014 issue of Nobles magazine will arrive in mailboxes soon. We're excited to announce that this issue will have four different covers featuring students from the Class of 2014. 

This issue also includes goodbyes to retiring faculty members Tim Carey and Sarah Snyder—and watch for feature stories about graduates who are focused on growing and sourcing local produce. They share an entrepreneurial spirit and an interest in wellness and community.

Summer Success

Aug 7, 2014

Achieve's six-week summer program has successfully concluded. The tuition-free, educational program serving 65 middle school-age students from under-resourced areas near Boston, celebrated its seventh year. Congratulations to students, faculty and staff! Click "more" to watch a video about Achieve and hear what Diana La Paz, rising ninth grader, has to say about the program.  

Fond Memories

Jul 17, 2014

Before setting out onto their next adventure, 14 Class I students reminisce about some of their favorite experiences at Nobles. Co-Presidents Katherine Kirk and Ben Perelmuter express their love for the community.

Community Organizer Speaks to Achieve Students

Jul 14, 2014

Samuel Gebru, CEO of the Ethiopian Global Initiative, visited Achieve students at Nobles to share his story on how community involvement drives change. Gebru encouraged Achieve students to be active in their own communities. 

Summer Reading

Jun 6, 2014

Summer is here, which means more time to read our favorite books. This year’s community book is Every Day by David Levithan—a required read for students and faculty. Click here for the complete 2014 summer reading list and requirements.

In the Classroom: Archival Research Project

Jun 2, 2014

Assignment: Trace the life of a Nobles graduate from the Class of 1914 or 1915. Students in Topics in the History of Boston tackled the challenges of unearthing information from 100 years ago when the school was located on Beacon Street in Boston.

Awards Night 2014

May 30, 2014

Class I Projects: Eclectic and Cool

May 29, 2014

From constructing a boat out of 670 water bottles, to delving into the history of Nobles athletics or styles of hip-hop dance, students showcased their inventiveness and multiple talents during Class I Projects Night on May 27. The common thread throughout the projects was connection: to each other, to their communities, to history—and to their own creativity and intellectual curiosity.