Everyone at Nobles knows that assembly is an important part of the day. Graduates of Nobles say that some of their best memories are of gathering in Lawrence Auditorium early in the morning. What happens there can be magic—hearing a song performed then humming it all day, listening to an outside speaker share wisdom, watching a funny video made by a classmate, or hearing a NEDTalk (our version of TEDTalks) that transforms the way you understand the human experience. Assembly is enormously varied—but it’s always about celebrating the energy, talent and trust of the school community.

How would you describe assembly? We asked a few members of the Nobles community to share their insight on what’s so special about a morning meeting.

Mornings at Nobles are easily my favorite part of the day. Assembly makes me genuinely look forward to getting to school to be surrounded by such warmth. It connects everyone. Throughout the day students and teachers will reference assembly, whether it’s that morning’s musical performance or a funny story that was told two years before. The first time I got up on stage and told my own story, I really felt like I had made Nobles mine.Jill Radley ’18 Milton, Mass.

If you miss assembly, you don’t feel like you were at school that day. That’s the truth.Nick Nickerson Senior Master, Math Faculty Member

Nick Nickerson assembly lantern

My favorite part about being in assembly is something I noticed this year, as I was up on stage more. If you look out over the crowd, you see an entire sea of faces who all woke up that morning to be in Lawrence Auditorium, to share laughs, wonder and tears. It is the focal point of the whole Nobles community and the foundation of the Nobles experience.Patrick Stevenson ’18 Boston, Mass.

Patrick Stevenson assembly disabled sports