Co-ed independent day school in Boston's Back Bay for academically adventurous students in grades 9–12


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 2023


  • September 7: Summer Reading Discussions Part One
  • September 14: Summer Reading Discussions Part Two
  • September 28: Community Discussions about Academic Integrity


  • October 5: Corey DePina, Cape Verdean Musician and Poet; Director of Programs at Zumix
  • October 12: Stan Letarte, Cybersecurity
  • October 19: Carla Brodley '81, Inclusive Computing
  • October 26: Hispanic Heritage Assembly


  • November 2: Sharon Grimberg P '23, Documentarian
  • November 9: Diversity Day
  • November 16: Mitch Ryerson, Playground Designer
  • November 21: Thanksgiving Assembly
  • November 30: Trio Gaia Ensemble


  • December 7: Alan Shapiro, Poet; Eric Davis Tribute Reading
  • December 14: Holiday Assembly


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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