Teachers New to Boys’ Schools Conference

27 – 29 October 2016

The Roxbury Latin School
West Roxbury, MA, USA

Learn about and explore best practices related to boys' education from experienced teachers and administrators. Designed for teachers in their first two years of work at a boys’ school, this conference provides teachers in all grade levels and disciplines the opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions with their peers. In addition to these discussions, delve into topical issues including relational teaching, social development, and student advising. During this conference, visit classes at Roxbury Latin to observe many of the theoretical concepts put into practice.

The conference brings together both professionals new to boys’ schools and seasoned colleagues who will share best practices and facilitate discussions intended to strengthen all participants’ contributions to their respective schools and pedagogical approaches that work especially well for boys. The program addresses the principal developmental distinctions of boys of all ages; therefore, teachers of boys of all ages, grades, and disciplines will benefit from this fruitful dialogue. We hope every teacher returns to his or her school better informed about their students and equipped with helpful techniques and approaches.

Program Agenda

The conference begins at 4:00 PM on Thursday, 27 October, and concludes at noon on Saturday, 29 October. Consult the full program agenda for specific times and events.

  • Please also refer to the conference resources website where you will find additional information for the conference. We will update this site throughout the conference with important resources and information.

Conference Registration

Conference Registration is open until 4 PM (EDT) on Monday, 24 October 2016. The cost for IBSC Members is only $350 per person. The nonmember rate is $450 per person.

Hotel Accommodations


The conference hotel is the Fairfield Inn Boston Dedham with a special rate of $149 USD per night for IBSC conference attendees.

  • Reserve Your Hotel Room
    Please note you must use this link to get the discounted group rate for IBSC Event. The special rate of $149 USD/night is available from 27–29 October 2016. You must make your reservation by 27 September 2016.
  • Hotel Location
    Fairfield Inn Boston Dedham
    235 Elm Street
    Dedham, MA 02026


Bus transportation is provided from the Fairfield Inn to The Roxbury Latin School.

  • Shuttle buses will leave at 3:30PM on Thursday afternoon, 7:30AM on Friday morning and 8AM on Saturday morning. Please look for the white Roxbury Latin mini-buses outside the front entrance of the hotel.
  • Directions: Roxbury Latin is located at 101 St. Theresa Ave, West Roxbury, MA 02132. Directions to Roxbury Latin are available here.
  • Parking: If you are driving to the conference, please park in the Lower Parking lots (see Roxbury Latin Campus Map). There will also be signage out for the event.

Host School

The Roxbury Latin School
101 St. Theresa Avenue
West Roxbury, MA 02132
United States

Conference Supervisor

Andrew Chappell
Director of Studies
Director of Academic & Strategic Initiatives
The Roxbury Latin School