The middle and high school years are some of the most meaningful. As students explore ideas in great depth, discover their passions, develop relationships and a sense of purpose beyond self. From the very beginning of their school experience, Newman students are engaged in the process of becoming educated adults and global contributors through an enriching learning environment in one of the world’s greatest cities, Boston.  

Newman’s motto, Cor ad cor loquitur, “heart speaks to heart,” sets it apart from other Boston schools. Our caring community has a world-class faculty, dedicated to developing life-long learners. Our small class sizes and cozy dormitory setting enable every student to develop meaningful relationships in our community. 

Students are challenged to strive forward toward academic excellence, social consciousness, integrity and independence within an atmosphere of high standards and expectations.  Through interdisciplinary learning, students make important connections between their learning and their world, a process of discovery that encourages thinking of depth and purpose. 

The Newman School offers an International Baccalaureate program that students may take advantage of in their junior and senior years.  Students benefit from a range of diverse elective options as they take advantage of all that the school offers, including athletics, community service opportunities, clubs and academic teams.  Many students will pursue the IB Diploma,  students who do not partake in the full diploma program benefit from the strong foundation and college preparation the IB curriculum provides.


IB Program

 Newman IB Diploma Grades 11 & 12

IB Middle Years

I believe there are three elements to being a good teacher:

  • know your subject profoundly well
  • be continually fascinated by your subjects
  • care about your students and about their learning

The wonder of the subject matter that I feel is contagious.
Dr. Bob Hall, IB Physics and Mathematics Instructor

Academic News

Newman Hosts Summer FLS Programs

The Newman School is hosting one of Boston's long-standing summer academic programs offered by The Foreign Language School (FLS) with its global headquarters only a short walk from Newman on Boston Common.  Programs are led, supervised, and taught by experienced FLS faculty.  
See Article to Register.