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".

Read the December Parents' Association Newsletter

Nov 30, 2017

This month’s issue gathers lessons learned from Shakespeare, Christmas, Kliptown, Lawrence Auditorium and an eighth grade English course to reflect on the importance of sleep, difference, perspective, failure and challenging childhood moments, respectively. Full of event notices, life experiences, and seasoned advice, this issue prepares us for a busy December.

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.

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.