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. 

Spring 2024


  • January 4: Shakespeare Competition
  • January 11: Saher Selod, Sociology Professor at Simmons University


  • February 1: David Wiseman '79, Attorney at the Dept. of Justice
  • February 8: Projects Assembly
  • February 15: Rachel Albert '93, Executive Director of FoodLink
  • February 22: Community Discussions: Microaggressions
  • February 29: Ilyon Woo P '23, Writer and Historian


  • March 7: Polly Crozier, Attorney at GLAD
  • March 28: Jeff Kaufman '04, Software Engineer at Nucleic Acid Observatory


  • April 4: Projects Assembly: Seniors and Exchanges
  • April 11: World Languages Day Assembly
  • April 18: Earth Day Assembly
  • April 25: Gabriel Scheinmann '03, Executive Director of Alexander Hamilton Society


  • May 9: Fiction Assembly
  • May 16: Chamber Music Assembly
  • May 30: Acting 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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