The Newman School

Grades: 9 - 12,
Type: Day
Gender: Coed


The Newman School, founded in 1945, is located on Marlborough Street in the Back Bay. The school’s student body is comprised of 220 students in grades 7–12 who come from Boston, surrounding towns, and 15 countries. Newman students pursue the IB curriculum and more than 140 students have earned the prestigious IB diploma since its introduction to the school in 2009.

Students play leadership roles in a variety of sports and activities, including crew, sailing, tennis, soccer, lacrosse, basketball, model UN, mock trial, and robotics. Recent college acceptances include Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell University, Duke University, Boston College, Boston University, and Northeastern University.

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.