Celebrating our 175th anniversary

Saturday, April 6, 2019   
Oh, what a night!

It was a party for the ages complete with dinner, dancing, award-winning entertainment and lots and lots of community spirit! 

Saturday, May 3 & 4, 2019   

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our special 175th Anniversary Homecoming Celebration. It was a fantastic weekend filled with activity from Orioles night with Headmaster Post throwing out the first pitch to the Alumni Association Awards luncheon to a BL victory on the Lacrosse field over Gilman and to complete the weekend, a cocktail party at the Alumni House with music by BL's own upper school jazz band and talented alumni Chris Wilcox. 
We are thrilled to announce The 175th Anniversary Trustee Challenge.  The Boys’ Latin Board of Trustees have generously pledged in excess of $250,000 and will match – dollar for dollar  – any new or increased gifts committed to the Laker fund given through Homecoming. Please join us in raising $500,000 to benefit our boys and our beloved School.  

Who Knew?

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  • 3569

  • 336

    Alumni who fought in WWII
  • 3

    Alumni Pulitzer Prize Winners
  • 10

    Alumni in Lacrosse Hall of Fame
  • 2

    Alumni Past Owners of Baltimore Orioles
Dear Alumni, Families, and Friends,

We are so excited to celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the Boys’ Latin School of Maryland.  Our school is the oldest, independent, K – 12 school for boys, not just in Baltimore, not just in Maryland but throughout the mid-Atlantic.  And we intend to celebrate our legacy with “Pride and Tradition” throughout the year.

Our founder, Princeton classics professor Evert Marsh Topping, believed that the best education occurred when students are actively engaged in the learning process.  Princeton, however, felt that his ideas were too radical.  Rather than continuing in a place that was inconsistent with his beliefs, Dr. Topping decided to open a classical academy in Baltimore.  And the rest, as they say, is history. 

We will be celebrating our school’s history through the rich, personal stories of those who have made our motto – Esse Quam Videri: To Be, Rather than To Seem – come to life.  Mark your calendars now for our anniversary gala on April 6, 2019 and our 175th Anniversary Homecoming on Saturday, May 4, 2019. 

I look forward to sharing in this year of celebration with you, as we commemorate this 175-year foundation and dream boldly for our future.

All the best,
Christopher J. Post

175th Events


Founded in 1844, Boys’ Latin School of Maryland is an all-boys private school serving boys in grades K-12. World-class faculty, challenging academics, and character development remain the hallmarks of a Boys’ Latin education. We equip young men with 21st-century skills; that is why we actively teach critical thinking, collaboration, leadership, problem-solving, integrity, and compassion. The outcomes speak for themselves: Boys’ Latin graduates attend top colleges and universities and are prepared for the real world and ready to make a difference.
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