In a tradition dating back to the school's earliest days, the entire school gathers for assembly on most Thursdays. Students, alumni/ae, and noted guests from the worlds of arts, letters, science, business, and politics speak, perform, and discuss their life's work. 

Fall 2022


  • October 6: Charles Fried, former United States Solicitor General and current Harvard Law professor 
  • October 13: Rabbi Carl Perkins
  • October 20: Zoe Beatty ’09, jewelry designer


  • November 3: Christopher Barsi, engineer and physics teacher 


  • December 1: Mneesha Gellman, author and founder of the Emerson Prison Initiative 
  • December 8: Sooyun Coco Kim, pianist

Past Assembly Speakers...

...have included experts and innovators from all corners of human enterprise, including:

  • Sandeep Das, Grammy Award–Winning Indian Tabla Player
  • Jon Hiatt '66, Former General Counsel and Chief of Staff of the AFL-CIO
  • Rev. Irene Monroe, LGBTQ Advocate, Theologian, and Speaker
  • Anna Ornstein, Auschwitz Survivor, Psychoanalyst and Psychiatrist, Author, Speaker, and Scholar
  • Sumbul Siddiqui, Mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Michelle Wu, as Boston City Councillor and Declared Candidate for Mayor of Boston
  • William Gross, Commissioner of Police, City of Boston  

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