School type Coeducational Day
Head of school J Harry Lynch
Co-ed Age Range 13-18
Number of pupils 240
Day fees per annum US$34,000.0
Language of Instruction English
Average Class Size Av 14
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:10 The Newman School, founded in 1945 in the heart of Boston, the educational capital of America, provides a diverse student body, a college preparatory, liberal arts education, based on intellectual rigor and trust, and guided by the philosophy of Cardinal John Henry Newman.
Situated in Boston's Back Bay, The Newman School is within short walking distance of the Boston Public Library, Symphony Hall, the Boston Ballet, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the many colleges and universities - including Harvard, Boston University, Northeastern and MIT - for which Boston is world-renowned. International students comprise 35% of the student body, representing 14 countries including China, Korea, Vietnam, Russia, Kazakhstan, Spain, Nigeria, Italy, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Greece, Thailand and Brazil. Homestays are arranged through an established network of experienced families. Newman is approved to issue the paperwork needed in order to apply for the F-1 student visa required for study in the US, is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and is approved to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
International student transfers are welcome, generally joining the school in the second half of the 10th or the beginning of the 11th grade. An intensive English as a second language program is offered to students needing English study prior to entering the high school program. Senior transfers are considered. All students completing the school's course of study are eligible to receive the Newman diploma. The IB diploma, an additional credential, is awarded based upon success on external examinations.
Newman students participate in sports and extracurricular programs including: boys and girls crew, sailing, soccer, cross country, boys and girls basketball, tennis, and baseball, as well as literary journal, SAT prep, recycling, Model United Nations, chess instruction, mock trial and a range of service opportunities.