The Newman School

Boarding in the prestigious Back Bay neighbohood, around the corner from some the best universities in the country.
Our extraordinary faculty have deep international and independent school experience.
The Newman School offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate program in a uniquely welcoming and supportive environment.
Our motto "Cor ad cor loquitur" - Heart speaks to heart- is the foundation of all that we do.
Our small community nestled in a larger city environment offers students a chance to be both recognized and independent.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 255 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $32,500
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Newman School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
dyslexia, dysgraphia, language-based
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
255 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
The Newman School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dance, Economics, Environmental Systems and Societies, Environmental Systems and Society, Extended Essay, Film, Further Mathematics, Global Politics, History, Mathematical Studies, Mathematics: analysis and approaches, Mathematics: applications and interpretation, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Theory of Knowledge, Visual Arts, World Religions, World Studies
Average SAT score
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
(Out of 36)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
International: 42500
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Melissa Bacon
Admissions Associate
Gus King
Endowment Size
$8 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
21 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Book Club, Chess Club, Computer Science Club, Creative Writing Club, Entrpreneurship Club, Film Club, Fitness Club, History Club, Math Team, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, Music Performance Club, Newspaper, Peer Tutoring Club, Robotics Team, Social Justice Club, Women's Empowerment

Arts and Music Programs:
Acapella Group, Theatre Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Sailing, Table Tennis Club

School Notes

  • Newman is a truly international day school with students and faculty who have studied and taught around the world.
  • Boarding program in Boston's prestigious Back Bay neighborhood.
  • Every day, our students benefit from attentive and experiential learning surrounded by our "the city classroom", in the Back Bay of Boston, the "education" city.
  • Vibrant co-curricular programs of sports and activities offer students opportunities for personal growth beyond the classroom.
  • Partnerships with the Boston Public Library, Greater Boston YMCA, Community Rowing Club and Community Boating enrich our students' experience.
  • The rigor and depth of our academic curriculum provides students distinction in any application process.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Marty Walsh - U.S. Secretary of Labor, Mayor of Boston
    • Jon Moakley - Democratic Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Rules
    • Charles Taylor - 22nd president of Liberia
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Newman School cost?
The Newman School's tuition is approximately $32,500 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of The Newman School?
The acceptance rate of The Newman School is 50%, which is lower than the national average of 70%.
Who are famous alumni from The Newman School?
The Newman School famous alumni include: Marty Walsh, Jon Moakley and Charles Taylor.
Does The Newman School offer a summer program?
Yes, The Newman School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does The Newman School offer?
The Newman School offers 13 interscholastic sports: Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, E-sports, Fencing, Figure Skating, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis and Volleyball.
What is The Newman School's ranking?
The Newman School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for: Largest student body and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for The Newman School?
The application deadline for The Newman School is Jan. 31 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 31 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
In what neighborhood is The Newman School located?
The Newman School is located in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, MA. There are 4 other private schools located in Back Bay.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
Newman has been a fantastic place for our daughter to learn and grow. The teachers are amazing- engaging, communicative and experienced, with their own impressive educational backgrounds. The new headmaster has been wonderful and has handled the covid-19 crisis extremely well. This is our child's 3rd year at Newman. The location ( Back Bay) affords her the chance to take the T and gain independence. The school has several partnerships with wonderful programs- she sails on the Charles in their Community sailing program, rows at CRI for crew, and has a Y membership as part of the school membership. The curriculum is just the right balance for our child- she's definitely challenged but not swimming in homework or anxiety. The IB degree is widely recognized by colleges as rigorous and is an option for students to start in grade 11. The class sizes are small and teachers are extremely attentive to students. Each student has an advisor that follows their progress throughout the year and teachers are available anytime for extra help.
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it is a very good school, I wish that my daughter will be studied here.
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I graduated from Newman in 1968. My experience at Newman Preparatory School was fantastic. I have many wonderful memories of my time as a student at Newman. The faculty and staff were very helpful - very attentive. Newman opened doors for me academically and professionally.
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I graduated from Newman in 1991 and thought it was a fantastic school. The curriculum was challenging and the rich and diverse student body made up of a large percentage of international students made for an unforgettable experience.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 255 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $32,500
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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