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Newton Public Schools - Buffer Zones

Buffer Zones

Optional (or choice) zones within the City of Newton will be renamed buffer zones to more accurately reflect their meaning. A buffer zone is a defined area for which individual addresses may be assigned to one of two elementary schools. Parents/guardians of students residing in a buffer zone must request either one of the two designated elementary schools in the zone. The requests will be granted based on space availability. Students in these zones do not have a designated home school until such time as they are assigned a school.

Parents/guardians of students residing in a buffer zone must submit their requests in writing to:

Joseph Russo
Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education
100 Walnut Street
Newton, MA 02460

or email

 Buffer Zone Preferred School Form

To find out which school your address is districted to,
please visit the School District Information page on the City of Newton website.