Talmud Torah of St. Paul

Where critical thinking
and Jewish values intersect

Welcome to The Newman School

Drawing on the teachings of the Jewish tradition and welcoming students of all backgrounds, The Newman School builds meaningful lives, one child at a time. 

With a focus on spirituality, social justice, and hands-on learning, we offer a unique educational program where children, teachers, and parents learn side by side in a supportive school community.

Our mission is to challenge our students’ minds, engage their imaginations, and touch their souls. It is our goal that each child learns to think critically, live ethically, and build community.

We are deeply committed to nurturing in students a lifelong love of learning, belief in themselves, and understanding of their responsibility as citizens of the world. Within an accepting and egalitarian environment, we encourage each student to grow and thrive, guided by a strong sense of Jewish values and traditions.

Now enrolling students ages 33 months through first grade for 2017-18. 

At Newman, we believe that a healthy mind, body, and spirit are all connected and that a strong education teaches children to use their gifts to work for the common good. Building on a tradition of academic excellence, Jewish teachings, and a commitment to social justice, we encourage our students to ask questions, grow intellectually, and develop spiritually. Our students learn to see the world through multiple lenses and grow to understand that we each have a unique and valuable view of the world. 

Highlights of a Newman Education

  • Innovative, hands-on curriculum

  • Joyful learning environment

  • Rigorous academics

  • Small classes, big opportunities

  • Individualized instruction

  • Strong Jewish education

  • Focus on social justice

  • Daily Hebrew language instruction 

  • Daily Torah study

  • Arts infused throughout the curriculum

  • Ample time for physical movement and play

  • Extensive time to explore the natural world

  • Diverse student body

Academic Excellence

At The Newman School, students learn to analyze text, dig deeply for connection and meaning, and ask challenging questions. Skills learned through Torah study create habits of mind that apply to all areas of learning. Whether they are studying texts from the Torah and Jewish tradition, or contemporary literature and history, students discover what it means to see the world through many lenses. 

Moral Development

Drawing from the teachings of the Jewish tradition, we impart to our students universal moral values: to love the stranger, care for the needy, seek peace, and pursue justice. We also acknowledge how very difficult it is to live by these values as well as the necessity of persevering from day to day in pursuit of these goals. The Newman School imbeds ethical lessons and opportunities for moral development in every aspect of school life--from the classroom to the lunchroom to the playground.

Spiritual Engagement

The Newman School nurtures the spiritual lives of its students, recognizing that wonder, gratitude and joy are all aspects of the human soul. Our curriculum includes time each day for the cultivation of these attributes. During daily life at Newman, we take advantage of opportunities to practice these attributes as well as other habits of character essential for learning to live in community, such as respect, perseverance, kindness, and generosity.

By design, our logo is made up of seven simple shapes that offer 6,000 unique ways to build a figure. At Newman, we recognize your child’s unique gifts by encouraging curiosity, valuing diversity, and nurturing a wide variety of learning styles, personalities, and strengths.