Research from Oxford University suggests that International Baccalaureate (IB) students “appear to hold an advantage” over their non-IB contemporaries in their ability to think critically.
The Newman School offers a rigorous traditional liberal arts curriculum in preparation for the academic demands of college. Steeped in an academic philosophy based on critical thinking, students are encouraged to reach beyond simple answers to the root of the subject, developing the reasoning skills that fuel academic success.
STRENGTH. PURPOSE. CHARACTER.
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.
TRADITIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAMS
In addition to a traditional curriculum, The Newman School offers an International Baccalaureate degree program that students may take advantage of in their junior and senior years. Students in both programs 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.
A short and non-definitive guide for students (and parents)
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.
A student I had said the 1st year of university was kind of easy because he’d come here. He’d learned to organize his time and had the confidence to think at a greater level.
Dr. Bob Hall, IB Physics and Mathematics Instructor