The Newman School

The Newman School, located in Boston, Massachusetts USA, has its campus buildings in the city’s Back Bay neighborhood. Comprised of 250 students from 12 countries including the US as well as a faculty with both American and international teaching experience, Newman offers young men and women in grades 7 through 12 preparation for success at the university level. Founded in 1945 and named after John Henry Cardinal Newman, the school is non-sectarian and serves students of diverse backgrounds. The foundation for Newman academics is the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, which Newman began to offer in 2009. As of June 2017 over 100 Newman students have earned the IB Diploma. During the 2017-2018 school year, Newman introduced its first seventh grade, and is planning on applying for candidacy as an IB Middle Years Program school.


Courses offered at the Diploma Program level of 11th and 12th grades include: Spanish AI, SL, HL; French AI, SL, HL; Mathematics Studies, SL, HL, Economics HL; Business Management SL, HL; Psychology HL (online Pamoja); Art SL, HL; English SL, HL; English B SL; History HL; Chemistry SL, HL; Physics SL, HL; Biology SL, HL; Environmental Systems and Societies SL.


The Back Bay neighborhood is in the heart of Boston’s cultural and university life. Universities and colleges within walking distance of Newman include Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Boston University, Northeastern University, Suffolk University, Emmanuel College, Simmons College, and Wentworth Institute. Newman’s school library is a member organization in the Metro Boston Library Network, affording students’ access to the collections of the Boston Public Library. The “BPL” is a five minute walk from the school. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardiner Museum, the French Library, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and Boston’s Symphony Hall are all within walking distance of Newman. Most Newman students commute to school on “the T,” getting off at either Back Bay (Orange Line) or Copley (Green Line) stations, both about a 10 minute walk from school.


Students play leadership roles in athletics (Basketball, Crew, Sailing, Tennis, Lacrosse, Soccer, Cross-Country, Baseball) and in clubs including Hands for Haiti, Robotics Team, ACE (Architects Contractors and Engineers) Mentoring, NASA Club, New England Classics Competition, Model United Nations, National History Day, Cooking Club, Gamers Club, Knitting Club, and Recycling Club.

Recent graduates are studying at universities including Cornell, Columbia, Duke, University of Virginia, Boston College, New York University, Emory, University of Michigan, Purdue, University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne, Syracuse, Bentley, Babson College, Oberlin College, Wellesley College, Mt. Holyoke College, Smith College, College of the Holy Cross, Northeastern University, Northwestern University, Worcester Polytechnical, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Brown University, University of California Los Angeles, University of Toronto, and McGill University.



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Patricia T. Lynch

Director of Admissions