Special Announcement Regarding 2021-22 School Year: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is funding free lunches for all students for the 2021-22 school year. This means that any student in the Newton Public Schools is eligible for free lunch (and free breakfast where available). Students who are in school buildings through lunch can simply ask for the meal on the menu for that day and the meal will be provided to them free of charge.

It is still important for qualified families to complete the Free and Reduced Meal Application. By completing the application, your student and family may be eligible to receive additional benefits beyond the free and reduced meal program.

For more information, please visit the NPS Food and Nutrition Services page.


The Newton Public Schools is committed to providing students with healthy, balanced, and delicious meals. Following USDA guidelines, students are offered a variety of healthy options, including locally grown and sources fruits and vegetables. Follow the links below for more information, including menus, payment information, and contact information.

School Menus View menus for elementary, middle, and high schools here. You can also explore the Whitsons site for information on nutrition, programs, and more.

My School Bucks At MySchoolBucks, you can set up an online account to manage your student's meal balance. Check purchases, add funds online, set up automatic replenishment and more.

School Lunch Policy The Newton School Committee recently updated its food service policy. Follow this link for specific information related to food service balances. The district is committed to providing meals to all students who choose to participate in the school lunch program and requires that parents/guardians and/or students satisfy all financial obligations to the lunch program in a timely manner.

The school committee launched a Food Service Advisory Group to receive feedback about school lunch from students and parents, and to then work with Whitsons. An online community feedback form has been created for input about the food service experience. Please submit your feedback here: Food Service Community Comments