Our Schools

  • There are 11,717 students (October 2023) 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 185 students (October 2023). 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 over 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.


2023-24 School Hours

  • Elementary Schools:  

    8:10 a.m. - 2:50 p.m. (early release Wednesdays at 12:20 p.m.)

    Middle Schools:  

    Bigelow:  7:55 a.m. - 2:25 p.m. (early release Wednesdays at 1:40 p.m.)

    Brown:  8:20 a.m. - 2:50 p.m. (early release Wednesdays at 2:05 p.m.)

    Day: 7:55 a.m. - 2:25 p.m. (early release Wednesdays at 1:40 p.m.)

    Oak Hill: 7:50 a.m. - 2:20 p.m. (early release Wednesdays at 1:35 p.m.)

    High Schools  

    9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (early release Tuesdays at 3:25 p.m.)

    2023-24 School Year Calendar
    2023-2024 Text only School Year Calendar

Programming Highlights


  • 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