Giving

The Newman School 2019-2020 Newman Fund

As with most independent schools, The Newman Fund is CRITICAL for supporting our general operations and programming of academics, financial aid, scholarships, and activities.

The Newman Fund is our key vehicle to keep Newman affordable and accessible to all by paying for:

  • Continued growth in our academic programs
  • Exciting development of our athletic and extracurricular activities
  • the maintenance of our wonderful historic buildings
  • the purchase of equipment for science, computer, music, and arts instruction
  • helping to pay our hard-working Newman faculty competitive salaries

Myth

The Newman Fund pays for “extras.” If I have paid tuition then I have done my part and I don’t need to contribute.

Fact

Actually, we are fortunate that we are able to fund many programs at Newman without asking for extra athletic fees and membership fees. Generally such fees are restricted to museum entry costs or registration for specific events.  Your tuition fees pay for a portion of, but not all the costs of, running our program. Facility rentals, uniform costs, referee and trainer expenses, and the cost of transportation are all critical expenses.

DONATIONS TO THE NEWMAN FUND HELP TO KEEP THESE EXPENSES AFFORDABLE FOR EVERYONE, THUS CONTRIBUTING TO THE INCLUSION OF ALL AND A VIBRANT SCHOOL SPIRIT.

Myth

I pay a lot for Newman tuition. Why should I give more? Perhaps my child can attend another school for less money.

Fact

It’s remarkable that there are few schools that compare with what Newman offers. A very high-quality academic program organized around the International Baccalaureate, a beautiful and unique environment in which to attend school, a program of sports that provides opportunity for all to participate and compete, a dedicated and highly-trained faculty, access to the unparalleled intellectual offerings of Boston’s Back Bay, in the company of peers who value their education and gain admission to competitive colleges in New England and beyond, all for an affordable tuition.

NEWMAN IS AN AMAZING AND UNIQUE COMMUNITY, AND YOU ARE PART OF IT!

Myth

I can’t give a lot so my contribution won’t make much difference.

Fact

No amount is too small. Give what you can. This is your school. Your participation and support is important. Newman does a lot for your family, and has changed your life. Donating is your way of giving back.

OUR ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO HAVE 100% PARTICIPATION FROM EVERYONE IN THE NEWMAN FAMILY!