What is the Seal of Biliteracy?

  • The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school district in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.  The Seal of Biliteracy is an official recognition by the district and a statement of accomplishment to be shared with future employers and for college admissions.  
    For more information about the Massachusetts State Seal and the national Seal of Biliteracy movement, please visit the Massachusetts Seal of Biliteracy website

Where can I get more information?

    If you are a senior and would like more information about attaining the Seal of Biliteracy for the 2018-19 academic year, please contact one of the following people according to your school and desired language:
    • Suzanne Murphy Ferguson  (World Language Chair at Newton South) in Goodwin House at 617-559-6601 or murphyfergusons@newton.k12.ma.us; 
    • Nancy Marrinucci (World Language Chair at Newton North) in World Language Office (241) at 617-559-6300 or nancy_marrinucci@newton.k12.ma.us 
    • Amy Worth (ELL at Newton North) at amy_worth@newton.k12.ma.us