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.
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.
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.
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.
The IB program at Newman will set your son or daughter apart from the rest.
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.
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.
great location, great teachers. A good place to make friends from all over the world.
Wonderful school. My son loves this school even with all the work he has to do. What an opportunity to be able to go to high school in the city and this school take full advantage of Boston. This is my first choice and only choice for the rest of my children.
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
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.
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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