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  • Gen. James Barnes, USA (1805 - 1869)
    James Barnes (June 1805 – February 12, 1869) was a railroad executive and a Union Army general in the American Civil War. Barnes was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended the Boston Latin School...
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    Edwin Hale Abbot (1834–1927) was a lawyer and railroad executive, active in Boston and Milwaukee. Abbot was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, educated at Harvard University (BA 1855, AM 1858, and LL....
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    Charles Francis Adams, Sr. (August 18, 1807-November 21, 1886), a lifelong Unitarian, was an antislavery politician who later opposed radical reconstruction of the South. As ambassador to Britain durin...
  • Bernard Berenson (1865 - 1959)
    Bernard Berenson moved to Florence in 1900, his study and work in Italian Renaissnace art supported by his patron, Isabella Stuart Gardner of Boston. Over the course of the following years, Berenson pr...

The Boston Latin School is a public "exam school" in Boston, Massachusetts. Established on April 23, 1635, it is the oldest school as well as the first public school in the United States. The Public Latin School was a bastion for educating the sons of the Boston "Brahmin" elite, resulting in the School claiming many prominent Bostonians, Massachusetts citizens and New Englanders as alumni. Its curriculum follows that of the 18th century Latin-school movement, which holds the "classics" to be the basis of an educated mind. Four years of Latin are mandatory for all pupils who enter the School in the 7th grade, three years for those who enter in the 9th. In 2007, the School was named one of the top twenty high schools in the United States by U.S. News & World Report magazine. It is a part of Boston Public Schools (BPS).

The School was named a 2011 "Blue Ribbon School of Excellence", the U.S. Department of Education's highest award.

As of 2016, the School is listed under the "gold medal" list, ranking 51 out of the top 100 high schools in the United States (more than 20,000 public high schools from 50 states and the District of Columbia were analyzed) by U.S. News & World Report magazine.