“I can’t say enough positive things about Allison Abraham

“I can’t say enough positive things about Allison Abraham and the entire staff at the Newton School. My daughter enrolled there in seventh grade after I had watched her spirit, motivation, performance and self-esteem slowly die over six years in public school. Now she is flourishing beyond our wildest dreams at the Newton School! Within a few weeks there I felt like I had my daughter back: she was engaged, happy, confident and surrounded by accepting friends and teachers. I attribute her great transformation to Allison, her staff and their thoughtful, optimistic and inclusive vision of what a school should be. The class sizes are small enough that the dedicated teachers can successfully teach each student. The academic expectations are uniquely challenging and students’ behavior is expected to be the best it can be. All those things combined, the school environment is a warm, safe, hopeful and successful community for everyone there. It’s home. My only regret is that I didn’t send my daughter there much sooner. I am certain that her earlier childhood would have been happy rather than anxiety-ridden as it was. Very fortunately those times are far behind us and we will be forever grateful for the Newton School and how my daughter’s experience there has transformed all of our lives. ”

— Mom to a Seventh grader