We fully recognise that selecting the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions that you will have to make as a parent. You need to ensure that the school’s educational philosophy and values are aligned with your own views, that the curriculum offers a broad and balanced range of subjects and extra-curricular activities, and that the school’s campus and facilities promote a rich educational experience in a safe environment.
Children learn best when they are engaged in experiences which they find relevant and meaningful when they know that their teachers care for their personal and social well-being when their natural curiosity is stimulated, and they are not afraid to explore and make mistakes.
Before selecting a school, we recommend that you carefully read its website and then visit its facilities. At Newton College, we offer you a guided tour of our campus, take you into classrooms to see how our pupils learn and invite you to speak to our staff. We would like you to experience the authentic ethos of the school.
At present we have some vacancies for 2020 , and we have also opened the 2021 admissions process. Our admissions process is explained in the following sections. If you have any queries, consult our Admissions Officer at email@example.com
If you would like to visit our school, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to meeting you.
Early Years comprises Level I, Level II, Pre-Kinder and Kindergarten. Our modern nursery school has spacious Level I classrooms that accommodate 15 pupils under the care of a teacher, an assistant and an auxiliary; Level II and Pre-Kinder classrooms have over 90m2 and can accommodate 20 pupils. All classrooms have incorporated toilet facilities for the children and teaching staff, a dramatic play section, a reading corner and science and art areas. The classroom furniture meets the highest standards of health and safety, made with wood from sustainably managed forests.
The campus includes large specialist rooms for music and theatre arts, as well as a large library. The lighting, crossed ventilation systems and special acoustics insulation ensure a healthy learning environment. Each level has an extensive green area for play and recreation and beautifully landscaped gardens.
When applying for a place in Early Years, parents should take into account these ages:
|Level 1||2 years of age by March 31st on year of admission|
|Level 2||3 years of age by March 31st on year of admission|
|Pre-Kinder||4 years of age by March 31st on year of admission|
|Kindergarten||5 years of age by March 31st on year of admission|
The Admissions Officer will provide from March 15th to May 24th, 2019 an application file to all families interested in participating in the 2020 and 2021 processes. The applicant families may return the file with the complete documentation to our offices until Friday, May 31st, 2019.
After turning the documents in, the applicant’s parents will have two important appointments: the first one to participate in a guided tour of the school campus, and the second one to have an interview with the heads of the school and subsequent psychological evaluation. Guided tours will be scheduled only for those parents who submit all requested documents.
The interviews and psychological evaluations will begin in the month of June and will conclude when all the applicants have completed the process.
Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For any additional queries, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lower School comprises 1st to 5th Grade; Upper School comprises 6th Grade and Form I to Form VI. The maximum number of pupils per class is 24, although in some courses (e.g. IB Diploma) there are fewer. In 1st and 2nd Grade the tutor is accompanied by a support teacher. The classrooms in these two levels have been remodelled and are well-appointed, illuminated and ventilated. Attractively landscaped gardens and the surrounding lake provide a calm environment that is very conducive to learning.
There are modern laboratories for science and computing, specialist rooms for visual art, music and theatre arts and extensive facilities for sports which include: a sports centre, two swimming pools, two natural grass pitches for football and rugby, an athletics track and numerous courts for volleyball and basketball.
When applying for a place from 2nd Grade to Form V, pupils will need to do tests in English, Spanish and Mathematics. These are intended to inform us what concepts the pupils understand and what skills they have developed. Children may not have the expected academic levels in the three basic subjects, but if they have the potential and parental support, they may still be offered a place. Also, they will do a simple Psychology test to inform us of their cognitive and emotional intelligence.
The Admissions Office will provide an application file to all interested families for the 2019 and 2020 processes. Guided tours will be organised for parents who provide the requested documents. Office hours to pick up or present documents are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The application file indicates which documents need to be provided for the admissions process to continue. For all applicants, these include:
We understand that entering a new school can be an unnerving experience for some students and their parents too.
Once a child is accepted, our Admissions Officer will inform parents what preparations need to be made before the first day of school (e.g. timetables, the purchase of school uniform, access to the school Intranet, etc.). Likewise, we will explain to you how to pay fees and how to register for the lunch service in our refectory.
Heads of Level will explain the systems that are in operation with regard to attendance and punctuality, communication between school and home, conduct expectations, extra-curricular activities, etc. They will also explain the Parents’ Ethical Guide, which is a set of conducts related to each of our four school values that we would like parents to model.
If parents wish, the Head of Level will assign them a current Newton family to help them settle into the Newton community. Usually, the assigned family will be the parents of the pupil who will be the new student’s “buddy” for the first few weeks. The buddy will help the new pupil to feel comfortable and feel at ease.
In the case of very young pupils who enter Early Years, parents will be allowed to accompany their child during a reasonable adaptation period.
Our Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) is also available to answer any queries that new parents may have.
The most important contact person for new parents is their child’s tutor. Parents may ask for a meeting with the tutor (or other teachers) to learn more about their child’s academic progress, overall performance and integration into our school.
We a very friendly and caring school community, and our pupils are used to receiving new classmates.
The Williamson Educational Association of Peru, a non-profit organisation, is the governing body of Newton College. For a child to enter the school, his/her mother or father must join the association.
The current entrance fees, or Associate Certificates, are:
|Grade of entry||1st child||2nd child +|
|Early Years||US$ 16,000||US$13,300|
|Lower School||US$ 16,000||US$13,300|
|Upper School (6th Grade to Form II)||US$ 12,500||US$10,000|
|Upper School (Form III to Form V)||US$ 8,000||US$6,000|
The fee for Early Years may be paid in two instalments: US$10,000 on confirming acceptance of the place offered and the remaining US$6,000 before annual enrolment.
In case a student leaves the school, the fee is not refundable nor can it be transferred to another student. For additional information concerning the entrance fee or payment schedules, please contact our General Administrator, Mrs Monica Puyó, at email@example.com
The annual tuition fees include:
Current annual fees are:
|Level 1 (Early Years)||US$ 7,150|
|Level 2 (Early Years)||US$ 8,448|
|Pre-Kinder (Early Years)||US$ 9,812|
|Kindergarten through to Form V||US$ 11,440|
|Form VI (IB Year 2)||US$ 10,520|
The fee is paid in 11 instalments from February to December. There is a US$40 monthly discount for payments made within the first ten days of each month.
By March 31st the child must have the minimum age for that grade.
No, all places are available to Peruvian and foreign families and they are reserved once the applicant is evaluated, accepted and the entrance fee has been paid
Newton College is a bilingual school with a partial immersion programme. In Early Years and Lower School 50% of courses are taught in English and 50% in Spanish. As the student progresses through Upper School, more courses are taught in English. In the IB Diploma Programme, a student may study five of the six subjects in English and thus obtain the IB Bilingual Diploma.
French is taught from 6th Grade in Upper School. Students can study this language right through to the IB Diploma Programme.
Yes, as long as the student transfers before August. Official certificates have to be presented beforehand for all grades up to the previous year and report cards from the last two years.
No, applicants are given general diagnostic tests for their age. These inform us of the child’s level of knowledge and skills. They do not solely determine entrance into the school.
Yes, after one year.
Yes, siblings of current students and ex-alumni children have a priority, since we regard it as important for a family to be together.
No, this service is optional and involves an additional cost for a healthy, three-course meal which is prepared in kitchens on site.
The school provides free bus transport to school in the mornings from specific pick-up points, currently in La Molina, Surco and San Borja. This service aims to help decongest and decontaminate the roads of Lima. The school also coordinates with owners of mini-buses to provide door-to-door transport in the mornings and afternoons. This service is at an extra cost.
Every five years the school is officially evaluated by the International Baccalaureate Organization. The school is also reviewed by the Latin American Heads Conference (LAHC) to obtain a more detailed analysis of its performance and areas for improvement. Find more information about the LAHC school review here
In the last evaluation and review in 2014, we received special commendations for:
The following videos are testimonies of what our parents currently think of the school:
The following videos show typical activities which connect learning to social action in all three levels of the school: