Men of Roxbury:

The Inspiring Profiles of Twenty-Eight Graduates of America’s Oldest School in Continuous Existence

Written by the beloved and late F. Washington Jarvis, this book details an inside look at the accomplished graduates of the prestigious Roxbury Latin School. The volume celebrates the school’s 375th anniversary and details short profiles on 28 alums who made their mark in American History.

Reverend F. Washington Jarvis, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, came to Boston to complete his undergraduate degree at Harvard. After earning a master’s degree at the University of Cambridge, he returned to Boston to teach at the Roxbury Latin School, the oldest school in America. He later became headmaster of the school, a position he held for over thirty years.

After retiring as headmaster in 2004, Jarvis served as a chaplain at Eton College and as a scholar-in-residence at schools in Australia. In addition, he served terms as president of both the Headmasters’ Association of the U.S. and the Country Day School Headmasters’ Association. He taught at Yale, where he was the Director of the Educational Leadership and Ministry Program at the Berkeley Divinity School.