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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. This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... Originally part of the town of Roxbury, West Roxbury formed its own government in 1851 and was annexed by Boston in 1874. ... 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... A school is most commonly a place designated for learning. ... World map showing location of North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is the third largest continent in area and in population after Eurasia and Africa. ... The term Tory derives from the Tory Party, the ancestor of the modern UK Conservative Party. ... Founded on April 23, 1635, Boston Latin School is the oldest school in the United States. ... For the place in Connecticut, USA called Roxbury, see Roxbury, Connecticut. ... Events January 10 - Archbishop Laud executed on Tower Hill. ... John Eliot is the name of several notable individuals. ... Charles I (19 November 1600–30 January 1649) was King of England, Scotland and Ireland from 27 March 1625, until his death. ... Originally part of the town of Roxbury, West Roxbury formed its own government in 1851 and was annexed by Boston in 1874. ... City nickname: Beantown, The Hub, Athens of America Location in the state of Massachusetts Founded September 17, 1630 County Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 232. ...

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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Roxbury - LoveToKnow 1911 (431 words)
Among its institutions are the Roxbury Latin School, established in 1645, 1 the Fellowes Athenaeum (a part of the Roxbury branch of the Boston Public Library), with about 26,000 volumes in 1909, and the New England Hospital for Women and Children (1863), the New England Baptist Hospital (1893), the Woman's Charity Club Hospital (1890),.
On Mount Bellevue, in West Roxbury (set apart from Roxbury in 1851 and annexed to Boston in 1873), there is an observatory (erected in 1869 by the city of Boston as a standpipe for the high service water supply).
The town of Roxbury (at first usually spelled Rocksbury) was founded in 16 3 0 by some of the Puritan immigrants who came with Governor John Winthrop; the settlers were led by William Pynchon, who in 1636 led a party from here and founded Springfield, Mass.
Roxbury Latin School - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (839 words)
The Roxbury Latin School, founded in 1645 and located at 101 Saint Theresa Avenue in West Roxbury, Massachusetts since 1927, is the oldest school in continuous operation in North America.
Roxbury Latin was established in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1645 by the Rev. John Eliot under a charter received from King Charles I of England.
Roxbury Latin School is a member of the Independent School League and NEPSAC.
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