School Transfer Requests - Newton Residents and NPS Faculty/Staff Only

  • The Newton Public Schools considers applications from families residing in Newton who would like their student to attend or transfer to a school different from their assigned district. This process is also utilized for Newton faculty/staff (NTA Units A, B, C, D, E, NESA, Custodial Union) who wish to enroll their student in the Newton Public Schools.


Other Key Information

    • School Transfers are limited and made on a space available basis. Impact on enrollment, as well as staffing and space availability, for both the requested year and for future years, are key considerations in the application process.
    • The established procedure and application process must be followed in order for the request to be considered. Please see the School Transfer Policy issued by the Newton School Committee.
    • Students approved for a transfer should understand that the course assignment process begins prior to June and therefore, they may not receive their first choice in course selection.
    • Parents/guardians are responsible for transportation if the student is placed at the requested transfer school.
    • For families, once a school transfer is approved, the student will follow the feeder pattern for the new school through middle and high school. A new application is NOT needed each year.
    • Similarly, once children of staff and students in the METCO program are placed, the assigned elementary becomes their home school and they follow that school's feeder pattern.
    • Families do retain the right to return to their “home” school at the beginning of a new school year.