Newton College was founded in 1979, operating in two rented houses in San Isidro with a total student roll of 240. In 1980 we moved to our beautiful campus of 11 hectares, situated right next to a lake and at the foothills of the Andes Mountains in the Lima suburb of La Molina, 15 kilometers east of the Pacific Ocean.
In addition to extensive playing fields for outdoor sports (football, rugby, athletics), we also have a modern sports centre for basketball, volleyball, tae kwon do, futsal, among others. Next to this centre is our new swimming pool with a retractable roof so that the water may be heated by natural sunshine in the warm months of the year.
Our theatre accommodates over 1,000 people and is used for our theatre productions, music concerts, dance festivals, graduation ceremonies, parent conferences, and student assemblies. Our refectory caters for 290 students in one dining session and our healthy meals are cooked on site.
The Harriman Building contains seven well-equipped science laboratories, a computing suite and departmental offices. The library building has two floors, with the primary section on the ground floor and the secondary section on the upper floor. Our nursery school children have their independent section of the campus, which includes a refectory, a library, a music room, a theatre room, and various green areas.
Our primary school pupils study in the Pelagatti Building which has two modern computing suites, an auditorium, and outdoor basketball and volleyball courts. It also has a shallow swimming pool for pupils up to the age of 7. Our secondary pupils study in the Churchill Building which houses two computing suites, a multi-purpose room which is used for conferences and international exams, and a large patio for volleyball practice.
In 1993 the school bought a large plot of land in the Amazon Rainforest and built the Sachavacayoc Study Centre to promote investigation into ecology and conservation. It is in a protected national reserve which is one of the world's hotspots for biodiversity. It is visited by secondary and postgraduate students from all over the world.
Our campus is totally wired with new fiber-optic cables and classrooms are equipped with computers, smart-boards, and a projector connected to the Internet.
In the near future the school intends to build a new Arts Centre, comprising four visual art studios, nine sound-proofed music rooms, four theatre arts rooms, a dance studio, a multi-purpose room, and additional recreational areas.