The Newman School

The Newman School Photo #1 - Every day Newman students benefit from the experiential learning of our "city classroom" in the Back Bay of Boston, "the education city".
  • The Newman School offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate program in a uniquely welcoming and supportive environment.
  • Our extraordinary faculty have deep international and independent school experience.
  • 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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1945

Student Body

Total Students225 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade The Newman School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size14 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, 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 score1090
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(business casual dress code)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / Mar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$26,000
Tuition NotesInternational student tuition is $37000
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMELISSA BACON


Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, TennisBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Chess Club, Dance, Entrpreneurship Club, Math Team, Mock Trial

Club or Organization:
Math Team, Model United Nations, Robotics Team

School Notes

  • Newman is a truly international day school with students and faculty who have studied and taught around the world.
  • 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.

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Boston
    Grades: 9-12 | 140 students
    0.2 miles
    151 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02116
    (617) 266-7525
    0.2 9-12
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    Grades: 9-12 | 193 students
    1.4 miles
    One University Road
    Boston, MA 02215
    (617) 353-9000
    1.4 9-12
  • Chestnut Hill
    Grades: 6-12 | 490 students
    4.6 miles
    791 Hammond St
    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
    (617) 738-2700
    4.6 6-12
  • Chestnut Hill
    Grades: PK-12 | 379 students
    4.5 miles
    69 Middlesex Road
    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
    (617) 738-8695
    4.5 PK-12
  • Cambridge
    Grades: PK-12 | 1015 students
    3.1 miles
    80 Gerry's Landing Rd
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    (617) 547-6100
    3.1 PK-12

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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