Teachers New to Boys’ Schools, OCT'17

26 – 28 October 2017

The Roxbury Latin School
West Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States

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, delve into topical issues including relational teaching, social development, and student advising, and 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 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 benefit from this fruitful dialogue. We hope every teacher returns to their school better informed about their students and equipped with helpful techniques and approaches.


The conference begins at 4:00 PM on Thursday, 26 October, and concludes at 11:15 AM on Saturday, 28 October. Review the program schedule here.


Conference Registration closed on Monday, 23 October 2017. The cost for IBSC members is only $350 per person. The nonmember rate is $450 per person. Payment (in U.S. dollars only) may be made by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover), bank wire, or check (from U.S. banks only).

Cancellation Policy

IBSC will refund 90% of registration fees if a written request is received four (4) weeks prior to the start of the conference (17 August 2017 at 5:oo PM EDT) and 50% if a written request is received two (2) weeks prior to the conference (31 August at 5:00 PM EDT). No refunds will be made for cancellations received after that date. If your school wants to register an alternate to replace a conference delegate unable to attend, please contact IBSC@theibsc.org.


The conference hotel is the Fairfield Inn Boston Dedham with a special rate of $155 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 $155 USD per night is available 26–27 October 2017. You must make your reservation by 27 September 2017.
  • 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, 7:30AM on Friday, and 8:00 AM on Saturday. Please look for the white Roxbury Latin mini buses outside the front entrance of the hotel. The shuttle bus will return attendees to the hotel at the end of each day.
  • Directions: Roxbury Latin is located at 101 St. Theresa Avenue, West Roxbury, MA 02132. Get directions to Roxbury Latin here.
  • Parking: If you drive to the conference, please park in the lower parking lots (see Roxbury Latin Campus Map). Watch for signs for the conference.

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