EDUCATION

Newton’s award winning educational institutions offer a wide array of programs in a hometown environment that is not found in large metropolitan areas. Unified School District #373 is an award winning school system which serves more than 3500 students in the Newton area. This includes Newton, North Newton, Walton and surrounding rural areas. Annually, Newton High School graduates classes averaging about 350.

Newton community’s strong support for public schools provides the best possible future for the youth of the area. Children with disabilities from birth through age 21 are offered a wide range of programs from total regular education integration to placement in separate facilities. The Parents as Teachers education program is designed for families with children ages birth to three years; and is focused on supporting parents as their child’s first teacher.

The district encourages participation in statewide journalism, speech, debate, music, drama, fine arts and athletic programs and also offers a comprehensive vocational-technical education program. Newton elementary school classrooms currently are limited to 25 students to ensure quality individualized instruction. Two private/parochial schools in Newton also offer excellent educational opportunities as an alternative to public education.

In addition to the primary and secondary education programs, the Newton area offers a private four-year college in North Newton. Known for its tradition of academic excellence, Bethel College rings first among colleges in Kansas for the percentage of graduates who go on to earn a doctorate degree. Bethel is also the only college in Kansas named to the John Templeton Foundation’s Honor Roll for Character Building Colleges. The Hutchinson Community College also maintains an outreach campus in Newton.

Newton Public Library has served the community for more than 110 years. Books, toys, videos, newspapers, works of art, magazines, audio books, large-print books and cassette tapes are available for checkout. Services include preschool story times, summer reading activities and programs for young people, reference and information, interlibrary loan, Talking Books, Dial-A-Story, Internet and book delivery to area nursing homes and homebound senior citizens.

Elementary Grades K-4

 

Northridge Elementary                                   http://nr-usd373-ks.schoolloop.com/

 

Slate Creek Elementary                                 http://sc-usd373-ks.schoolloop.com/

 

South Breeze Elementary                            https://ss-usd373-ks.schoolloop.com/

 

Walton Rural Life Center                                w-usd373-ks.schoolloop.com/ 

 

Intermediate School

 

Santa Fe Center (grades 5-6)                       sf-usd373-ks.schoolloop.com/  

 

Chisholm Middle school (grades 7-8)         cms-usd373-ks.schoolloop.com/

 

High School

 

Newton High School                                         nhs-usd373-ks.schoolloop.com/

 

Alternative, Vocational & Adult Education 

 

Career and Technical Education Center  https://cte-usd373-ks.schoolloop.com/

 

Harvey County Learning Center –             essdack.org/LC/Harvey-county-learning-center.html 

Adult Education Program

 

Project SEARCH                                        https://usd373-ks.schoolloop.com/projectsearch

 

Railer Academy & Virtual Program            https://nhs373-ks.schoolloop.com/railer-academy

 

 

Local College

 

Bethel College                                           https://www.bethelks.edu/

 

Hesston College                                        www.hesston.edu/

 

Hutchinson Community College                www.hutchcc.edu/

 

Private School

 

Berean Academy                                          www.bereanwarriors.org/

 

Newton Bible Christian School                    www.newtonbiblechristianschool.org

 

Saint Mary’s Catholic School                         stmarynewton.org/school