The Newman School

Grades: 7 - 12
Type: Day
Gender: Coed


Newman is a coeducational independent school located in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood and serving students in grades 7-12. The school community is diverse, comprised of students from every neighborhood of Boston, many surrounding cities and towns, and students from all around the world. Students pursue the International Baccalaureate programs of study. Recent graduates currently study at such universities as Duke, MIT, Boston College, Emory, Brown, Cornell, Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern University. A program of sports and activities enhances student life.

Teaching Philosophy

IB, Back Bay, Middle School, High School, coeducational, college preparatory, international, diverse

Mission Statement

Founded in 1945, The Newman School, an independent day school in the Catholic tradition, prepares young women and men from Greater Boston and around the world for success in university and college studies and life.

With a school culture that is uniquely welcoming and supportive, Newman provides students from broadly diverse backgrounds an opportunity to pursue serious studies in the company of like-minded peers and instructors. Studies are organized around the principles of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, and students have the option of pursuing the entire IB Diploma or those portions of it which meet their needs and aspirations.

Guided by Cardinal Newman’s motto, Cor ad Cor loquitur - Heart speaks to Heart, the school believes that students are able to achieve their potential when pursuing their studies in an environment of mutual respect, integrity, seriousness of purpose, and civic responsibility. A vibrant program of activities and sports provides students with opportunities for personal growth beyond the classroom.