Boston Magazine’s Best High Schools

Best Public High Schools in Boston 2016

Best High Schools in Massachusetts from Boston Magazine’s 2016 list. The Top 10 Dover-Sherborn Regional High School Lexington High School Weston High School Wayland High School Newton South High School Wellesley High School The Bromfield School Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Bedford High School Winchester High School Newton North High School ranked #35.

Back to School Letter from Superintendent

Superintendent Fleishman’s Commencement Speech Controversy

Dear Families, I hope you have enjoyed the summer. It is a great pleasure to welcome both our returning families and those new to our schools. The start of the school year is a wonderful time for anyone involved in education because it allows us to develop new goals, build new relationships and embark upon […]

MA: Bottom 10 States with Bullying Problems

2016’s States with the Biggest Bullying Problems To identify the states where bullying is most pervasive, WalletHub’s analysts compared 45 states and the District of Columbia across 17 key metrics, ranging from “bullying-incident rate” to “truancy costs for schools” to “percentage of high school students bullied online.” Bullying Prevalence & Prevention in Massachusetts (1=Biggest, 23=Avg.): […]

MA Has Best School System in America

MA Has Best School System in America

In order to identify the best school systems in America, WalletHub’s analysts compared the quality of education in the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 17 key metrics. Our data set ranges from pupil-teacher ratio to dropout rate to average SAT and ACT scores. Quality of Schools in Massachusetts (1=Best; 25=Avg.): 6th […]

Comprehensive Strategy to Remediate Lead

Comprehensive Strategy to Remediate Lead

Dear Residents, Because of national health concerns about lead in drinking water, City departments and I took the unprecedented step to identify public drinking water sources and water systems, to test for lead, and to remediate problems identified in the last three months. Earlier this week, we released the following information to further update our […]

Newton Public School Fees

Newton Public School Fees

Dear Parents and Guardians: RE:  Fees for the 2016-2017 School Year Introduction This letter will provide the list of all fees for the upcoming school year.  Please note there is one change to fees in 2016-17 pertaining to school lunch, with new prices as follows:  elementary school ($3.30), middle school ($3.60) and high school ($3.85).  […]

Room for More Students at Regional Model UN Weekend

Arlington Regional Model UN Clubs (ARMUN)

The Arlington Regional Model UN Club (ARMUN) is taking a group of our students to the Heifer Farm (Rutland, MA) for their 2-night, 2-day Global Gateway experience Columbus Day weekend (Saturday October 8 – Monday, October 10) and we have room for some additional students. The program consists of interactive workshops in which you learn about Heifer’s Model for community […]

Meet New NNHS Principal Henry Turner

Henry Turner

Meet and greet the new NNHS principal Henry Turner to be held this summer Join Henry Turner for conversation and questions. Thursday, August 25, 5:30-7:00 p.m., International Café, Newton North Know you’re coming? Please R.s.v.p. to

9 Newton Schools Have Lead in Water

9 Newton Schools Have Lead in Water

Dear Newton Public Schools Community, As many of you know, over the past several months, the City of Newton and the Newton Public Schools have tested water in the public school buildings to gauge lead levels. This testing was in addition to the state-mandated testing conducted yearly and was done as a precautionary measure to […]

High School Start Time Working Group scenarios

High School Start Time Working Group

High School Start Time Working Group scenarios presented and published The High School Start Time Year End Report, presented to Newton School Committee on June 20, has been posted online. The report includes results from the spring surveys and scenarios. A timeline also has been posted for next steps in the fall. Please visit for more information.