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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Like everything else, the admission process at Newton Country Day will be a little different this year. Although you won't be able to visit the campus in person, there will be many ways to Get to Know Newton. While our events will all be virtual, each will provide you with different insight into our school so that you can discover what makes NCDS unique among Boston area independent schools. Learn More

  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$53,860
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
24%
Average Financial Aid
From Newton Country Day School

Since 1880, Newton Country Day has educated girls to be strong leaders in a global society. The school’s mission is rooted in the vision of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, who established Sacred Heart schools to prepare young women with the courage and confidence to transform the world. The school offers a program for girls of all faiths in grades 5-12, with courses through the AP level. Dedicated faculty promote a dynamic learning environment that encourages each girl to develop her talents and character, whether on campus or learning remotely. Through the international Network of Sacred Heart Schools, students take advantage of service trips and curricular exchanges across five continents. Rigorous academics, performing and visual arts, and interscholastic sports build a vibrant school community, while social justice and service enrich each student’s experience. Girls are accepted to the most competitive colleges and universities with the goal of living meaningful and joyous lives.

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Newton Country Day School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1340
91 responses
Average ACT
31
57 responses

Faith and Community Service

At NCDS, service to those in need is integral to the school's mission. Called by faith to action, students quickly realize their ability to affect positive change in school and beyond. Service projects in the Middle School, a direct service requirement in the Upper School, and a junior year immersion experience in NYC are designed to instill a life-long commitment to service and social justice.

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Conge
    21%
  • Retreats
    18%
  • Blue and Silver Induction
    15%
  • Senior Christmas
    12%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Prize Day
    9%
  • Vespers Concert
    9%

    Students

    Diversity
    B-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    400
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
    78%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.4 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.4 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.4 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      C+
    Median Household Income
    $157,808
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $2,399
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $1,026,940
    National
    $184,700

    Newton Country Day School Reviews

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    I honestly love my school. I love every single one of my classmates, and I'm incredibly happy to have spent the last 6 years at NCDS. The community is really the best part of the school, and the sisterhood you form with the rest of your grade (and the school, really) is so unique and special. Although the teachers can be somewhat hit-and-miss, there are plenty of excellent teachers (Dr. Tam, who has retired, Mr. Adair, Mr. Szilvasy, Ms. Krier, Ms. Rock, Ms. Tyler to name a few!) that are always around after to school to help. The resources at Newton are amazing, and I've made great relationships with my teachers. The college guidance office is also great, and because of the small nature of the class sizes, you get personalized and one-on-one time with the CG officers, and they get to know you quite well! Overall, amazing experience and I wouldn't trade it for the world.
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    I attended NCDS from 7-12th grade. My experience can be characterized by a mix of good and bad experiences. This school is very academically rigorous. There was never a shortage of homework, but there is a large support system for you if you are willing to reach out. The teachers are very invested in every student and their performance. One of my favorite things about NCDS is the teacher relationships I formed. Having teachers you can lean on and complain to is oddly one of the best and most comforting things about being a student there.
    On the other hand, NCDS has a major lack of diversity. The faculty is almost 100% white and the student body also lacks diversity. Additionally, the teachers are not trained on how to handle racially charged situations and this often left students like me to handle it alone. I know the school is working on diversity but they need to work fast because their students of color are the ones who pay for the disparity.
    NCDS has been my favorite place in the world every year I've been here. It is academically challenging, encouraging, and supportive. NCDS really has taught me to think critically, be thoughtful when approaching any situation or assignment, and care for others wherever I go. Courage and Confidence has always been our motto, and NCDS has taught me this well--when I first came in 6th grade, I did not speak, I barely participated, and I never answered a question unless I was beyond positive I new the correct answer. That was seven years ago. I now lead my classes in discussions, ask thought-provoking questions constantly, and am unafraid to take risks when I speak. The possibility of saying something incorrect is no longer a fear of mine. I have always been unequivocally myself, but because of my community here over the years I have shed the shell I've worn through my young life layer by layer until I became the confident and compassionate person I am today.