Senior Information and FAQs

The PTSO website has an archive of all of the information that we have shared this spring – please take a look at the Graduation FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) for the details.

Senior Prom and Southfest

The senior prom will be held on Tuesday, June 5th at The State Room, 60 State Street, Boston from 7:00 p.m.– 11:00 p.m.. Following the prom, the PTSO and SouthFest Parent Committee have organized an extravagant after-prom celebration at Newton South from 12:00 midnight – 4:00 a.m.  SouthFest is for ALL seniors (whether they have attended the prom or not), and prom dates.

Senior Check-Out

“Senior Check-Out” will be Monday, June 4th. Seniors should come to Gym B between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to fulfill any final obligations. This process takes about 30 minutes. At this time, seniors will receive their caps and gowns, graduation tickets, graduation parking pass and their cumulative records folder. They will also complete the final senior survey through Naviance, if they have not done so already, ensuring that South has the appropriate information regarding any final transcripts that need to be sent to the students’ chosen schools.

Graduation Rehearsal

Graduation rehearsal is required for all who wish to participate in the ceremony and will be held in the Newton South Field House, at 1:15 p.m. on June 4th.  Following rehearsal, students can pick up their yearbooks if they haven’t already done so.  Then all seniors, faculty and staff are invited to a Senior Send-Off Lunch sponsored by the PTSO. The lunch will be held in the Student Center beginning at 2:30 p.m.


Graduation for the Class of 2018 will be held at the Newton South Field House, on Thursday, June 7th at 5:00 p.m.  Doors to the Field House will open at 4:00 p.m. and close at 4:45 p.m. for the processional of graduates.  Seniors should arrive at 4:00 p.m. to line up in Wheeler Commons.

Graduation Tickets and Parking

Each senior will receive 6 tickets and one parking pass for parking in one of the school lots. These will be given to seniors at Senior Check-Out on June 4th. If you need additional tickets, see if a friend has any extra or email your child’s house secretary to be put on a waitlist for extra tickets. During check-out, we will be collecting back any extra tickets that students do not need and will redistribute those tickets to families on the waitlist.

As per agreement with Newton Police and Fire Departments, Brandeis Road will be one-way eastbound from the Parker Street entry to the Greenwood Street end on the afternoon and evening of graduation. This one-way restriction will begin at 3:30 p.m. and end after the Newton Police deem it appropriate. Parking will be permitted on both sides of Brandeis Road where appropriate. You will not need parking permits for the spots along Brandeis Road.

Please see the Senior Graduation letter 2018 from the principal for more details.