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ERIC Number: ED002105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960-Feb
Pages: 32
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PROFILES OF SIGNIFICANT SCHOOLS, NEWTON SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL, NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS.
CLINCY, EVANS
A REPORT DESIGNED TO ACQUAINT SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS WITH A NEW DEVELOPMENT IN SCHOOL PLANNING AND DESIGN IS PRESENTED. IT ATTEMPTS TO SHOW WHY THE SCHOOL WAS DESIGNED AS IT WAS, HOW IT WAS DESIGNED AND BUILT, THE EDUCATIONAL BASIS OF THE DESIGN, AND THE RELATION OF THE SCHOOL TO THE PROGRAM FOR WHICH IT WAS PLANNED. SUCH TOPICS AS THE COMMUNITY BACKGROUND, REASONS FOR BUILDING THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL, CLASS ORGANIZATION, THE UNIQUE HOUSE PLAN OF THE SCHOOL, THE BUILDINGS THAT CONSTITUTE THE SCHOOL PLANT, AND COST INFORMATION ARE BRIEFLY DISCUSSED. NEWTON SOUTH IS DESIGNED TO HOUSE A PROGRAM OF VARYING CLASS SIZES. ACCOMODATIONS FOR LARGE GROUP INSTRUCTION WILL ENABLE THE CONTINUATION OF THE NEWTON PLAN STUDIES OF THE PRESENT HIGH SCHOOL, AND MORE ROOM AND MORE APPROPRIATE FACILITIES WILL MAKE SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION MORE FEASIBLE THAN IT WAS IN THE OLD SCHOOL. THE STUDENT BODY WILL BE DIVIDED AMONG THREE HOUSES SITUATED IN THREE SEPERATE BUILDINGS, WITH ABOUT 500 STUDENTS PER HOUSE. EACH HOUSE WILL HAVE ITS OWN HOUSEMASTER, USUALLY AN EXPERIENCED TEACHER, AND ITS OWN FULL-TIME GUIDANCE COUNSELOR. THEY WILL FORM THE NUCLEUS OF THE STAFF. THE SCHOOL, CONSISTING OF SIX TWO-STORY BUILDINGS GROUPED AROUND A LIBRARY, CONTAINS 214,798 SQUARE FEET OF SPACE AND WILL COST $14.16 PER SQUARE FOOT AND $2,028 PER PUPIL AT THE DESIGNED LOAD OF 1,500 STUDENTS.
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Authoring Institution: Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: MASSACHUSETTS; New York (New York)