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Our Schools

There are 12,508 (October 2015) students enrolled in fifteen elementary schools (K-5), four middle schools (6-8), two comprehensive high schools (9-12), and two alternative high school programs. In addition, our integrated preschool program serves more than 200 students. Over 70 different languages are spoken within the student/parent population. The Newton school district belongs to the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO), a state-funded voluntary educational desegregation program enrolling approximately 400 Boston students in Newton schools. Newton is also a Member of the Education Collaborative for Greater Boston (EDCO), which includes 17 urban and suburban communities.

Programming Highlights

Specialized Music, Art and Physical Education instruction at every level
Full range of Honors and Advanced Placement courses in high schools
Professionally staffed automated library (in each school)
Understanding Our Differences - a disability awareness program in elementary schools
Child Assault Prevention Program (CAPP) in elementary schools


Elementary Literacy Specialists
K-5 Teaching & Learning Specialists and math coaches 
Curriculum Leaders, K-12, including department chairs and curriculum coordinators, K-8
Academic Success Program Learning Center Teachers, Inclusion Facilitators, and specialists to support special needs students
Substantially separate classroom programs for students with special needs
Job-Embedded Professional Development Program Opportunities
Newton Teacher Training Institute (NTTI) Licensure Program affiliated with Tufts University


Parent-Teacher Organizations (school-based)
Saturday Creative Arts Program 
Newton Schools Foundation
Creative Arts and Sciences Committee offering curricular-related enrichment programs for students in grades K-8
Newton Community Education