Life At Newman
The Meaning Behind Our Motto
Founded in the spirit of Cardinal Newman, Newman continues to be guided by the motto he espoused: ‘Cor ad Cor loquitur’ or ‘Heart speaks to Heart’.
The expression derives from our strong belief that students are able to achieve their potential when they have the opportunity to pursue their studies in an environment that is characterized by mutual respect, seriousness of purpose, membership in a constructive community, and an awareness of personal and shared responsibility. All within a vibrant program of activities and sports provides students with opportunities for personal growth beyond the classroom.
Education That Develops the Whole Individual
Within rigorous academics and motivated sports and activities, Newman students come to an atmosphere of lively discourse, congeniality and accomplishment. We encourage independence and new ideas, of justice and decency. Through our culture, students are able to more freely know and trust each other and themselves as they prepare for college and for their lives.
Heart Speaks to Heart
We live the motto every day. Our faculty work as a team, helping each individual student achieve his or her best self. Our students are considerate, self-directed and motivated, forming friendships across grade levels that last a lifetime. Newman school students graduate confident and independent thinkers, well-prepared for college and careers, imbued with the insight, knowledge and sense of self that grounds them as they set their course for life.
In my experience, a sense of community can be hard to come by, whether it's at school, work, or even in a neighborhood. A community is knowing who the people around you are and being comfortable with them, and that's what being at Newman feels like.
While I have a lot of great memories and stories from Newman, one of the strongest ones is announcing a fairly last-minute birthday party at school, and then later that night having roughly half of my graduating class show up to it. It was one of the happiest nights of my life.
Newman '07, University of Southern California '11