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“For The Common Good” : What Noble and Greenough School and the Charles River Basin Project have in Common

There are many aspects of my job that delight me, but none as much as coming across an unexpected connection to our graduates and the history of the school. Perusing through some old Nobleman, I came across an article written … Continue reading

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Go, Nobles!

Weekends in early November can be marked by crisp and pleasant temperature, the trees still cling to the last vestiges of beautiful fall leaves and there is excitement in the air for the holiday season to come. At Noble and … Continue reading

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School Insignia

Opening day in September 1917, had marked the beginning of the 52nd year for Noble and Greenough School. As the November 1917 issue of the Nobleman noted: “This year marks a new year for Noble’s, as Volkmann boys, who have … Continue reading

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Let Every Man’s Hope Be in Himself

April 25, 2013 The Nobleman issue published at the end of April 1913 opened up with a page added at the last moment: the obituary announcing the death, on April 25, 1913, of James Jay Greenough. Mr. Noble’s partner at … Continue reading

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An Archivist’s Chuckle

Readers perusing the Sunday Boston Globe issue of May 15, 1966 would have come across “Noble and Greenough: A Century of Excellence”: an article celebrating the centennial of the school. To prepare for the article, the writer must have read … Continue reading

Posted in A. Lawrence Lowell, George W. C. Noble, James Greenough, Leverett Saltonstall, Nobles Presidents of the Board, Percival Lowell, W. Davis Taylor | Leave a comment

Reaching Out Near and Far

The year for the celebration was going to be 1966. September 24, 1966, was the 100th anniversary of the day when George Washington Copp Noble, then a young man of 30 years of age, opened the door of Noble’s Classical … Continue reading

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Nobles of a Hundred Years Ago

One hundred years ago, at 100 Beacon Street, the Glee Club had a special meeting at 2PM. They were probably preparing for the Christmas Exercises on December 20th, the last day of school of the first term of the 47th … Continue reading

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Music at Nobles: an honored tradition

This coming Thursday, the Nobles community will be delighted by a Choral Concert that will showcase the talent and the hard work of more than one hundred students. The school orchestra will also perform in the finale. Through the years, … Continue reading

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Lasting Impressions

It was a different time and a different place. In September 1913, the school, located at 100 Beacon Street, was still a downtown, urban school. Mr. George W.C. Noble, its founder and first Headmaster, was still teaching. After 47 years … Continue reading

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Dancing at the Castle

While coming to work and enjoying the beautiful campus that surrounds us, it is almost impossible not to think of the Castle, above all this summer with the construction of the new wing almost completed. Due to the nature of … Continue reading

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