Welcome to the Newman Elementary School
We are an inclusive neighborhood school located in Needham, Massachusetts. The building itself opened its doors in 1960 and has since served as a junior high school, state police barracks, and now as Needham’s largest elementary school. The physical structure sits on 60 beautiful acres abutting protected wetlands. The grounds are complete with large play structures and many playing fields. The wetlands provide an amazing site for bringing our curriculum to life and the size of the building and its facilities attract many community programs including community theatre, high school theatre productions, and community youth sports.

The Newman community is extremely proud of its strong academic programs, its wonderful student body, its engaged parents, and its dedicated, talented staff. The student body is a diverse, creative, and energetic group of about 800 students. These 800 students encompass pre-school through grade 5. The Newman School houses two district wide programs, the Pre-School and the Early Learning Center. The Pre-School provides a rich environment for Needham children ages 2-4 while the Early Learning Center provides highly specialized services for students with special needs in grades K-2.


Newman Core Values
- learning & growing with others                                                  
- participating responsibly inside & outside of the classroom      
- showing respect for self, others & our surroundings                  
- working to do our personal best in all areas                              
- problem solving independently & with others                         

Moving into the Newman district?
Please register on-line at:
Questions: Contact Carol Patsio, School Secretary ext. 392

Newman Elementary School
1155 Central Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

Jessica Peterson, Principal
Trelane Clark, Assistant Principal
Dr. Aron Blidner,
Special Ed Coordinator
Carol Patsio, Lead Secretary

tel (781) 455-0416
fax (781) 453-2523

School Hours
Grades 1 thru 5
8:45 am - 3:10 pm

AM Kindergarten
8:45 am - 11:28 am

PM Kindergarten
12:27 pm - 3:10 pm

Early Release
12:40 pm

Delayed Openings
10:45 am
Important Dates
Have a wonderful summer!

8/21 Kindergarten Meet & Greet
@Orange Leaf 6:30-8:00pm
8/29 Meet the Teacher Grds. 1-5
8/30 1st. Day of School for Grds. 1-5
8/30 Kindergarten Meet the Teacher
PM - 1:00pm
11:30-12:30pm Popsicle Party
@ Claxton Field for Kindergarteners
8/31 1st. Day of School for Kindergarten
9/1 1st. Day of Preschool & KASE
9/4 Labor Day - NO School
9/7 Back to School Ice Cream Social
Grade K - 5:30pm
Grades 1-5 6:00pm
9/12 Curriculum Night Grds. 3,4,5
@ 6:30pm4
9/13 Curriculum Night Grds. K,1,2 @6:30pm
9/21 Rosh Hashanah - NO School
9/26 Early Release @12:40pm
9/29 School Photo Day!