|In the Lower School, bright, cheerful classrooms are linked by roomy, art-filled hallways. Places to read and places to be read to are nestled throughout our buildings, and active learning is abundant. Our lower school curriculum encourages children to develop a lifelong love of learning. We keep it interesting, we keep it challenging, and we also keep it fun and full of love. We teach our children to respect and celebrate themselves, their friends and the world around them. We emphasize the value in seeking excellence in character, community and academics.
This is a period of dramatic change in any child’s life, and Newman allows students space to take risks and to accept new challenges, all in a safe and supportive environment. It is phenomenal to watch children who seem so young when they enter the Middle School at sixth grade become mature young adults as they leave the eighth grade and head for the Upper School. We give these students the tools they need for future academic success, and we give them the opportunity to figure out how they fit into the larger world.
Building on the solid foundation created by our Lower and Middle Schools, our Upper School provides a stimulating and challenging environment in which students mature and prepare for a lifetime of success. The most advanced scholars have a broad array of Advanced Placement and honors opportunities. Those needing extra help or those with learning differences have a strong support system of advisers, learning specialists and professional counselors. Students become well-rounded adults by engaging in community service, trying out for a musical, playing on a team, performing in the band or joining a club.