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The Sacred Heart education at Newton Country Day School shapes young women to become leaders who bring wisdom, integrity, and perspective to the world.
Newton girls immerse themselves in their studies with energy and focus. From the beginning of the day until the evening hours, our classrooms, hallways, labs, and library buzz with discussion, experiment, and learning. Students discover the power of ideas that have shaped civilization. They become skilled at articulating their thoughts when writing and speaking, and connecting them to the whole of their learning. Their curiosity is sparked and fueled with an intensive program of writing, reading, arts, and sciences that prepares them for the highest levels of academia.

With a 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio, every student at Newton is able to be heard. Teachers participate as mentors in student activities, projects, and committees, in addition to their academic work, and come to understand each student as a whole person, with many strengths and interests. Knowing all our girls as well as we do, we are able to support each one in all their academic endeavors and achievements.

Social justice issues are studied at every level as part of the curriculum. In addition to a myriad of community service opportunities, Newton aspires to open student's eyes to the roots of injustice, and to commit themselves to service to others.

Newton integrates technology into the academic program. All students in grades 9-12 own laptop computers for use at home and in class, to access the school-wide wireless internet and intranet.

Catherine Gildea ’14, Harvard University
"The Faculty at NCDS are the most dedicated, caring, and inspirational educators I have ever had. NCDS provides a unique opportunity for its students and faculty to bond in intellectual ways and perhaps more importantly, through friendship. I am thankful for the teachers that both guided and challenged me through eight years of my life. The teacher-student relationship at NCDS is one that is unparalleled when compared to other academic institutions I have encountered."
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