This is an image of New Town's principal, Mr. James Martin.

We are pleased to announce that New Town High School is now a Magnet School for International Studies. As we embark upon this journey and welcome high-achieving students from across the county, we will continue to implement strategic instructional approaches in all grade levels to enable all students to meet with success. As a team, we will reshape our culture at NTHS to develop all students into responsible adults and global citizens.

I will continue to hold myself accountable for keeping our students at the center of every decision. I hold the same expectations for my faculty, staff, parents, and community members. The work of moving New Town forward cannot be done in isolation or solely within the schoolhouse. We must work together in the best interest of our children’s well-being and academic success. I invite you to partner with me to embrace and exude qualities that support our mission to prepare all NTHS students to be productive and marketable citizens, future leaders, and life-long learners.

I look forward to another successful school year. Please feel free to contact me at 443-809-1614 or via email at

James Martin IV, Principal

Recent news

  • The final report for the BCPS High School Capacity Study will be presented to the Board of Education at its meeting on December 11, 2018.

    There are various ways to watch the meeting. They are included below. Public feedback has been an important part of the process so far through focus groups with community members, six public information sessions, and two online surveys.

    High school overcrowding is expected to peak in the next decade. The BCPS High School Capacity Study is focused on all high schools. All communities and grade levels may be impacted. The study was conducted by Sage Policy Group, Inc., with support from the Board of Education of Baltimore County, Baltimore County Government, and Maryland legislators from Baltimore County.

    There are several ways to be part of the board meeting:

    • Join the meeting on December 11, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., at 6901 N. Charles St., Building E, Room 114.

    • Watch live or archived video via Livestream on the BCPS home page.

    • Watch on BCPS TV at Comcast channel 73 or Verizon FiOS channel 34.

    For more information, please visit the High School Capacity Study timeline and the High School Capacity Study page. To see all of this information on one printable handout, access our High School Capacity Study Parent Flyer.

  • To order picture packages for students in grades 9-11, please Shop Online at My LifeTouch. Our picture Day ID is MJ018309Q0.
  • To access work permits for students under the age of 18, go to the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation 
  • Go to the 2017 Maryland Report Card for New Town High School to view our school report.
  • Yearbooks are on sale for $60. Visit Yearbooks at Jostens to buy your book!


The mission of New Town High School is to prepare students for success as knowledgeable and global citizens, future leaders, and life-long learners. We commit to a rigorous 21st century learning environment that is safe and supportive. We exist to help our students grow into resilient, empathetic, and inquisitive individuals who think both critically and creatively and possess the courage and conviction to take action. This will ensure that all students develop their individual potential based on the standards as outlined in Blueprint 2.0.

About US

New Town High School opened in 2003. Our academic programs promote a culture of success for students. New Town offers an international studies magnet program, Advanced Placement courses, internship and work-study opportunities, a CCBC parallel enrollment program, a nationally recognized AVID program, PLTW, a CISCO academy, and an IMP program. New Town also offers several athletic teams and after-school clubs.