Category Archives: Nobles Head of School

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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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

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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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The Day Is Here

On June 1st, 2012, the 146th class of Noble and Greenough School (The Class of 2012) will graduate. I often wonder about that first graduation, in June of 1867. Was there a special ceremony for the seven graduating students, or … Continue reading

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Wedding Bells at Nobles

Over the course of 146 years, Noble and Greenough has been the “school” for thousands of young men and women. During Reunion weekend, and many other times during the year, graduates return briefly to capture again the feeling of being … Continue reading

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