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Roxbury Latin School

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Roxbury Latin School is the oldest school in continuous existence in North America.

The Roxbury Latin School, located at 101 Saint Theresa Avenue in West Roxbury, Massachusetts since 1927, is the oldest school in continuous existence in North America. This fact is one of the school's proudest claims to fame, and is due to the fact that, during the American Revolution, its faculty members were predominantly Tories, and thus did not close down the school to fight in the Revolution, as the faculty of Boston Latin School (which was founded earlier) did. It was established in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1645 by the Rev. John Eliot under a charter received from King Charles I of England. Located in the West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, the school serves close to 300 boys in grades seven through twelve.

Headmaster Kerry P. Brennan
Established 1645
School type Private
Location West Roxbury, MA, USA
Enrollment Approximately 300
Faculty ~50
Campus Suburban
Mascot Fox
School colours Red, Black, White

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