A School for Boys
We take great pride in knowing how boys think, act, and develop—as individuals and in a group. We believe—and many studies confirm—that single-sex education offers students significant benefits, and that many boys thrive when they are freed from narrow gender roles, posturing, and stereotyping. Our students are also sensitive to and well prepared for the coeducational world in which they live. The boys regularly interact with girls from Winsor, Newton Country Day, and Dana Hall on school activities.
We focus on the total development of boys into men. Our teachers are familiar with the development stages of boys and how they learn best. Students enrich their talents energized by the strong spirit of camaraderie that permeates the School.
As a boys school, we make the intentional choice to teach the whole boy: mind, body, and spirit. Teachers, coaches, and advisors craft lesson plans that celebrate all that it means to be a boy, creating a learning environment that promotes healthy competition, collaborative problem solving and discourse, and fosters moral decision-making and the development of genuine relationships. We want our students, our boys, to grow into men of great character: compassionate citizens, ethical leaders, reliable colleagues, caring partners, parents, and friends. Relationships between teacher and student are at the heart of our practice. Through our teacher-coach model, the boys are known; they are loved and encouraged to explore their full potential beyond the stereotypes of masculinity. Our motto “working together” is modeled by the men and women of the faculty and staff and seen in our boys as they develop life-long friendships, a brotherhood, with their peers.
Director of the Middle School