IB World LogoNew Town High School is an authorized IB World School offering the Diploma Programme (DP) and the Career-related Programme (CP). New Town is a candidate school* for the Middle Years Programme (MYP). IB World Schools share a common philosophy - a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education - that we believe is important for our students.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes visit the International Baccalaureate website.


The IB Learner Profile is a list of 10 characteristics that IB schools around the world hope to develop in their students, staff, and families.
How many of these traits did you demonstrate today?

Thinker Caring Inquirer
Reflective Balanced Principled
Communicator Risk-Taker Open-Minded


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 priorities as outlined in the BCPS strategic plan, The Compass: Our Pathway to Excellence.

Recent news


  • Click on the Sheet Tabs at the bottom of the End of Year Calendar to see the April, May, and June calendars.

  • We are excited to begin welcoming some students back to the school building. In preparation, please view the NTHS Back to School Safety Video. Mr. Martin and our administrative team shows what to expect when students return to NTHS.

  • If you are returning to in-person learning, please review the directions for How to Find Your Classroom Numbers.

  • If you are returning to in-person learning, please review the NTHS Bus Stops to find the time and location of your bus pick-up.

  • Students are beginning to return to the school building! Please see a snapshot of the NTHS Reopening Plan. Please read about the Expectations of NTHS Students that align with our reopening.

  • Every BCPS student and staff member must undergo a daily health screening for COVID-19 symptoms before coming to school. Use the COVID-19 Health Screening Form to conduct your health screening every day. Complete and send with your child this COVID-19 Health Screening Form on the first day back to school and the first school day of each month. 

  • NEW! On Monday, March 15, 2021, NTHS returns to the 2019-2020 arrival and dismissal times and begins using the new linked daily schedule. (7:30-2:30 for teachers; 7:45-2:15 for students)

  • As stated in the BCPS reopening plan, families who have selected virtual learning or not responded to the return to school survey will have ongoing opportunities to update their choices and choose in-person hybrid learning. Our staff will be able to accommodate requests, make necessary arrangements and work with transportation (if applicable) to ensure a smooth transition back to the school building. The schedule below is in alignment with the phased-in return-to-school schedule. If you would like to return to hybrid in-person learning, please submit your request using this survey: 


  • This survey will open on Monday, April 26 at 5:00 p.m. It will close on Friday, April 30 at 5:00 p.m. Use this survey to request a return to in-person hybrid learning starting the week of May 17.

  • Please use the schedule below to identify request date windows and hybrid learning start dates for students. The specific start dates will be cohort dependent (Cohort A - Mondays & Tuesdays and Cohort B - Thursdays & Fridays). Families will receive a cohort assignment message before the first day of in-person learning.survey window and start dates

Families must fill out a separate form for each student using the school-specific form. Return to hybrid learning form links can be found on school websites. A member of our staff will contact you if we have any questions. Thank you and we look forward to your return!

  • Socks for Books and Legs: NTHS is kicking off its goal of raising funds to provide book scholarships for seniors impacted by COVID. Our first venture is the Socks for Amputees drive. We are raising money to purchase legs for an amputee, and a part of the proceeds will come back to New Town. Click on the link to learn more.  If you cannot make a purchase, please pass on the link to your network of family and friends.


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

Please know that we miss our students as we prepare remote learning each week. Students will be exposed to new curriculum goals and have the opportunity to participate in one class meeting per class per week with their teachers. Students will demonstrate their learning based on curriculum goals. As always, I want to thank you for your continued support of our school community. We miss our students and hope that all families are safe and doing well at this time. -James Martin IV, Principal

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, a nationally recognized Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science program, a CISCO (computer networking) academy, and an Interactive Media Production program. New Town also offers several athletic teams and after-school clubs.