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Newton South High School

Established: 1960
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School Facts

  • Number of Students
    1910
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Spring Semester, Fall Semester, Fall Year

School Description

SCHOOL PROFILE
A top high school in the state, Newton South High School's rigorous academics are reflected in their exceptional average SAT scores of 1325 and 97% college acceptance rate. Students have access to programs such as STEAM and career and vocational technical education. The schools offers 5 languages and 20 AP courses. Over 50% of students maintain a GPA of 4.0 or higher.

FACILITIES
The Newton South campus features vocational technology education equipment and a culinary arts facility. The Newton South Recreation Complex offers a gym, an indoor track, a fitness room, a wrestling/dance room, a wellness classroom, and locker rooms.

SPORTS AND ARTS
Students can play on various championship teams such as volleyball and ice hockey. They can also take advantage of New England's climate by competing on the ski team.
Newton South has a very strong arts program. At the 2016 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, 34 students won 81 awards. Famous alumni of the school include producer, actor, and writer of NBC's hit comedy The Office B.J. Novak as well as The Office actor John Krasinski.

AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Newton South was ranked the #6 best public school in Massachusetts by Boston Magazine, taking into account class sizes, test scores, and AP participation. In 2018, 16 students were 2018 National AP Scholars. US News and World Report awarded the school a Gold Medal, and Niche.com rated it "A ".

COMMUNITY INFORMATION
Newton, Massachusetts is a unique suburb of Boston with a system of villages. Downtown Boston is only 10 miles from the school and accessible by public transportation. In 2012, Newton was named the 4th best small city to live in America by Money Magazine.

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Awards and Accomplishments Of School

The Newton South Jazz Ensemble earned one of three coveted spots in the national 11th Annual Mingus High School Competition & Festival in New York; Newton South High School junior Matthew Cole won an Honorable Mention award at the Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair at MIT in May 2019. Newton South HS also fielded two teams in the “Women of Science” Competition, winning seventh and eleventh places.

Famous Alumni

John Krasinski - American actor, film director, screenwriter, the US drama "The Office" plays Jim Halpert
Priyanka Chopra('99) actor for ABC's drama Quantico, Bollywood actress and Miss World 2000.
Roger Myerson ('69) was one of the three recipients of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2007 "'for having laid the foundations of mechanism design theory'."
B.J. Novak ('97) co-executive producer, writer, and actor for NBC's comedy The Office.
Eli Roth, class of 1990, film director, producer, writer, and actor. Co-starred with Novak in a movie.

  • 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
  • 33 acres Campus Size
  • 1% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?
Yes
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
1:13
Average Class Size
16
SAT Average
1325
ACT Average
28.7
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Yes
Sports
Alpine Skiing, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country Running, Football, Golf, Hockey, Ice Hockey, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
Arts
3D Design, Acting, Animation, Ceramics, Drama, Drama, Film Academy, Glass Making, Media, Media Arts, Photography, Public Speaking, Studio Art, Studio Art - Drawing, Technical Theater
Music
Chorale, Instrumental Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Jazz Ensemble, Music Theory, String Ensemble, String Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Vocal, Wind Ensemble
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese Language and Culture, Comparative Government and Politics, Computer Science A, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, European History, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Physics C: Mechanics, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, US Government and Politics, US History
Languages
Chinese, French, French Language and Culture, Latin, Russian, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Asian Student Alliance, Ballroom Dancing, Black Student Union, Community Service, Dance Team, Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), Math Club, Mock Trial, Model United Nations (Model UN), Newspaper Club, Robotics and Engineering, Ski and Snowboard, Speech and Debate, Student Government
Accepting Students in Grades
No
Ages Accepted
14-17
ELTiS Required
206
TOEFL Required
61
TOEFL Junior Required
725
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Students are not allowed to repeat the same grade when entering the US. Students with D's or F's will not be considered. Prefer students with better grades (B's and up) and those tend to have a faster turnaround time. 

Testimonials

I will remember all the wonderful friends I made from all over the world!

Wenjie Z from China

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