The Newman School

247 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-4530

(out of 10)

Private Grades 9-12 250 students 10 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

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About this school

The Newman School is a private high school in Boston. 250 students go to The Newman School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at The Newman School is 10:1. Commonwealth School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Russian


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% %
Hispanic 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 60% %
Asian 46% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 24% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Amazing School unlike other high schools. Rigorous B Curriculum sets students apart. Diverse population and truly a school that embraces the city. Faculty and administration nurture the students as well as providing and excellent learning environment. Students go on to top universities. Many students call it their second home. No school in Massachusetts can provide what Newman can.

  • (10 months ago)

    Academic-wise Newman is a great environment. Kids enrolled in the IB Diploma curriculum are generally very competitive especially with the overwhelming presence of international students. However the number courses are limited compare to other institutions. The teachers are very I really mean very dedicated. They do their best to help students and they do not mind students coming up in the middle of lunch of after school for questions. I really think the teachers are the best part of Newman. In a small class size (mostly there are classes that reach more than 20 like Economics History etc. ) the teachers do know how each student is but it is up to the student to reach out and really get involved to benefit the most from their teachers. Most of the teachers at Newman teach more than just one subject they are very versatile. They tend to be challenging at times but very understanding. . The most disappointing part of Newman was the College Counseling. There was only 1 person in charge of college apps and that person was also the schedulers and IB Coordinator. My senior class had more than 100 students impossible for 1 person to handle efficiently.

  • (1 year ago)

    Maybe one of the most underrated schools in Boston. The Newman School has a dedicated staff and serious student body (even more so now than when I attended as it is an IB accredited school). The school has always striven to provide a diverse environment in which students learn from each other and their unique experiences and cultures which can only benefit a person. Newman helped open my eyes to the world and helped me be prepared for college life better than my peers. It is a wonderful school with teachers who will stay for hours after classes end to help you learn material. Definitely a top school in Boston.

  • (3 years ago)

    Many students do well at this school but every year they seem to have a few students that the teachers and administrators treat as an outcast. They have a policy of "not inviting back" a few students each year; not for disciipline or academic issues but simply because they "aren't a good fit" for the school. This does serioius damage to the students identified for this rejection.

  • (3 years ago)

    Fantastic school. Great school culture with a real openess to the opportunities for each student's development. The school administration is very understanding and experienced in dealing with young people. They also make ready use of the cultural and intellectual resources of Boston. Newman strives to live up to its namesake's great vision of education and is one of the best educational opportunities in the city.

  • (5 years ago)

    The IB program at Newman will set your son or daughter apart from the rest.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is a freshman at Newman School and it has surpassed my expectations. Their academic standards and the programs they offer make me proud to have a son that attends. He is the oldest of four and all of them will be attending Newman too.

  • (7 years ago)

    I graduated from Newman several years ago. Newman is a wonderful place. The students and teachers create such a welcoming community where everyone knows one another and everyone feels at home. The school offers rigorous coursework that prepares students for some of the top colleges in the country. At Newman I took AP courses rowed crew and played soccer participated in community service and made great friends from all over the world. What is really special about Newman is the close relationships that students and teachers forge throughout the students' time in high school. Newman is a fantastic place.

  • (7 years ago)

    great location great teachers. A good place to make friends from all over the world.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great teachers small classes awesome location.

  • (7 years ago)

    Opportunities abound. Boston is a learning mecca and Newman uses it to its full advantage. The educational programs are challenging and wonderful.My daughter loves the school. Her only gripe is dress code. There are dress down days sprinkled throughout the year

  • (8 years ago)

    Newman is the best school if you want your child to succeed in life. The academic programs are taught very well by experienced teachers are staff. The motto is cor ad cor loquiter. Meaning heart speaking to heart. The teachers look out for the student in every way they can. The teachers teach life lessons to the children that will help them later on in life. Extracurricular activities are every where at Newman prep. However if they don't have the specific activity your child wants if your child gets a teacher to sponsor the activity and more student who want the activity the activity will be created. There are also sports for all genders. They have softball baseball basketball and other things. Parent activity is very welcomed at Newman. They like it when parents volunteer their time to help the students out. In all Newman Preparatory School is a great school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I believe the quality of academic programs at this school is excellent. I do not feel they have enough for art my child loves art and not enough is dedicated to this subject.

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