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  • The right fit is out there!

    Newman students prepare for the college process gradually in ninth and tenth grade through the principles of the IB Curriculum and a few college-themed meetings.
Our students start to establish the organizational skills, personal responsibility, and academic focus that lead them toward a successful college search process, strong acceptance, and a rewarding college experience.

The Newman School's College Counseling Program benefits from:
  • Experienced counselors and faculty
  • Our small community, we know our students
  • Educational programming from higher education leaders
  • In-person visits and presentations from college admission representatives
  • Online resources and data to track dynamic admission trends
  • A flexible school culture that allows students to pursue their passions
  • Relationships with many competitive colleges and universities
We encourage students to look toward their college futures and offer various resources to help them find a successful school match.

Gayle Schafer, Director of College Counseling

The size of our school enables our counseling staff to know each student as an individual better and provide skilled guidance toward the best college match.

  • We are mindful that the college application process is both personal and analytical. 

  • We focus on our students, who bring their unique talents, interests, and experiences to the search.

  • We do our best to meet our students where they are and help each one as an individual.
We engage in a student-centered approach that helps Newman students find greater satisfaction and success in college.

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    Gayle Schafer 

    Director of College Counseling
    617-267-4530 x 126

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    David Korb 

    Associate Director of Admission and College Advisor
  • Photo of Sarah Rothmann

    Sarah Rothmann 

    English Teacher, College Advisor
  • Photo of Christine Saunders

    Christine Saunders 

    Mathematics Teacher, College Advisor

What Colleges Are Saying About IB Students

“A transcript that reveals a student’s enrollment in International Baccalaureate courses serves notice to the admissions officer that the applicant is someone who accepts rather than avoids educational challenges. Further, a successful IB student will enroll at Michigan with some advantages over students who have taken less intensive programs...Unquestionably, a school that graduates each year a number of students with IB diplomas has demonstrated its commitment to high educational standards and that commitment will serve to influence admissions decisions at the University of Michigan.”
University of Michigan, Cliff Sjogren, former Director of Admissions 

“Success in an IB program correlates well with success at Harvard. We are always pleased to see the credentials of the IB Diploma Program on the transcript.” 
Harvard University, Marilyn McGrath Lewis, former Director of Admissions

"One of the advantages of an IB curriculum is its structure and quality. It is a coordinated program, well-established, well-known, and well-respected. We know the quality of IB courses, and we think the IB curriculum is terrific."
Duke University, Christoph Guttentag, Director of Undergraduate Admissions


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  • Recent College Acceptances

    Newman students are accepted to a variety of robust and prestigious schools around the world.
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  • College Planning Timeline

    In September of junior year, students begin the college process, working closely with their college counselor.
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  • Newman Resources

    We provide our students with an outstanding range of resources and tools to help them navigate every step of the way.
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Newman provides opportunity for students from broadly diverse backgrounds to pursue serious studies in a welcoming and supportive environment where self and community are paramount.