Frequently Asked Questions

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

  • How many students attend The Newman School?

    250 students in grades 7-12/PG.
    Newman enrolls a few postgraduate (PG) students, who are part of the 12th grade class.

    25 to 30 students in grades 7 and 8
    45 to 65 students in grades 9 through 12/PG
  • What grades do you offer?

    We support students in grades 7 through 12.
    Postgraduate students are also welcome.
  • Where do your students come from?

    Students come from 40 countries and 55 cities and towns around Boston. Many of our families hold dual citizenship with 23 languages spoken at home.
  • Do you offer boarding?

    Newman offers both 5-day and 7-day boarding. Forty students live in our two dorms located on Beacon Street, just two blocks from campus. We have six live-in dorm parents, all of whom teach and/or coach at Newman. 50% of our boarding students are domestic and the remaining students hail from 14 countries including: China, Columbia, Dominica, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Nigeria, Spain, Ukraine, and Vietnam.
  • What percentage of students receive financial aid?

    About 30% of Newman families receive financial aid. For more information, please visit our financial aid page.
  • How do I apply?

    Click on the "Apply" button at the bottom of any page.
  • How many students are in classes?

    Newman class size average is ten students. Some specialized classes have four to seven students. Some classes that are more general have up to sixteen students.
  • Do you offer AP courses?

    We do not offer AP courses, but students may opt to take AP exams alongside their IB work.

    We offer two comprehensive diploma options: IB diploma (IB DP) and Newman's own diploma, which mixes high level and standard level courses along with requirements outside of course content (extended essay, creativity, action and service, amongst others) to help students develop their whole selves across the pillars of the IB learner profile. Many IB DP candidates graduate fulfilling not only high school coursework, but receive college credits, often placing them one to four semesters ahead of first year undergraduate students.

    As IB learners, we strive to be: inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective.
  • Do you require standardized testing?

    Standardized testing is optional (other than a language assessment for students whose first language is not English). All students will be given a real-time writing prompt during their interview.
  • What are the application deadlines?

    Completed Application:
    Priority Applications (for students only applying to Newman): December 12, 2023 
    Standard Applications: January 31, 2024
    Financial Aid Applications: January 31, 2024

    Decisions Made:
    Priority Applications: January 12, 2024 
    Standard Applications: March 10, 2024
    Financial Aid Applications: March 10, 2024

    Decision Deadline for Accepted Students:
    Priority Applications: February 12, 2024
    Standard Applications: April 10, 2024
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.
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