from "Way Back Then; Yesteryear; Now" by a member of the Class of 1943 in the 1989 Commencement Argo

"So far, there are three generations of Latin School graduates in our family, spanning two centuries . . . The continuum that threads its way through the years at Boston Latin, then, is that dedication to and seriousness about teaching and learning; about drawing out or drilling in information plus a thinking process that good teachers bring about. The dynamics of idea interchange, and sometimes stern, sometimes soft insistence on knowing your material or backing up your facts and theses are what counts towards making BLS such a demanding, challenging place to get an education."