mural at newton north photo sharon schindler
Photo courtesy of Sharon Schindler

If you haven’t heard about Newton North, it is commonly known as the most expensive high school being built in Massachusetts.  It is expensive but it is needed. The current building is the kind of place that makes you consider private school. Right away.  Once you get past the initial impression, you realize that the creative energy and cooperative spirit of the students and staff  is amazing and despite the building’s overall ugliness and disrepair, you do actually want to send your child there.

This is just one of the murals at Newton North – go to the above link to see more. Sharon Schindler does such a great job photographing the school that it looks good, really good.  It is a teardown, not to worry.

Newton North will have a fun-filled weekend called Bringing Down The House (run by some very dedicated parent and teacher volunteers) on June 4-6  that will be a retrospective of North and a time for current and former students to connect.

From the website:

Join in a fun-filled retrospective of student and community life at Newton North on June 4-6, before the building closes its doors for the last time. “Bringing Down the House” celebrates the more than 30 years of high school life at Newton North. The weekend features a free Open House from noon-5 p.m. Saturday, with a walk down memory lane on Main Street, memorabilia displays, video and music clips, alumni gatherings, art activities, live music, dining and the Great North Yard Sale. Other festivities include a Theatre Ink retrospective on Friday night, Jubilee concert on Saturday night and Alumni Jazz Brunch on Sunday morning. Times and ticket prices for these events will be announced soon.

Facebook Page : Newton North High School Check this out, too.

sharon schindler photos of newton north
Photo courtesy of Sharon Schindler

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