Settled in 1630, Newton, Massachusetts is located just outside of Boston and is well known for its premier schools and exceptional historic homes. Newton is home to Boston College, Mt. Ida College and Lasell College. Newton's claim to fame is arguably the Boston Marathon's Heartbreak Hill which runs right up Commonwealth Avenue. Newton is also well known for its 13 distinctive villages. Auburndale, Chestnut Hill, Newton Centre, Newton Corner, Newton Highlands, Newton Lower Falls, Newton Upper Falls, Newtonville, Nonantum, Oak Hill, Thompsonville, Waban and West Newton.
Newton has been historically known for the quality of its school systems. Newton South High School was ranked #5 and Newton South High School was ranked #26 by Boston Magazine in 2014. There are 12 K-12 schools in Newton, MA, including 4 public schools and 8 private schools. There are 2 public high schools in Newton. For a complete description of school scores, visit education.com.