From the very beginning of their secondary school experience, Newman students are engaged in the process of becoming educated adults through their interaction with the exciting environment of one of the world’s greatest cities, Boston. A recent graduate reflected that Newman is “not high school, it is really a little university.” The Back Bay Neighborhood, which is our home, is truly the heart of Boston, often referred to as “the Athens of America.”The Boston Public Library is our library, the Charles River Esplanade is our home cross-country course, the Charles River itself is the venue for our crew teams. Our students attend lectures by visiting scholars, and regularly visit museums such as The Isabella Stewart Gardner and the Museum of Fine Arts.John Henry Cardinal Newman noted that a great city attracts the best minds, the greatest art, the most important political thinkers. He knew that education was about much more than the communication of facts: it was about helping the student to become a fully human person, ready to make their own contribution in life. At Newman, we will challenge you to grow, both intellectually and personally. We care what sort of person you will become, and we passionately believe that you have a contribution to make. We are certain that, for you to make that contribution, you need to learn to challenge yourself, to lead others, and to learn from others.