The Newton South Science Team was originally founded in 1995 by juniors Michael Goldstein, Nathan Kurtz, and Jason Leibovitz, who wanted to get the school involved in the Massachusetts Science Olympiad. Their original team consisted of nearly a dozen members and was advised by Susan Johnson, Juliet Blau, and a certain Jordan Kraus.
A triple compound fracture, a NewTV feature production, and over two decades later, the team now encompasses around 50 active members and is a consistent finalist in many academic competitions.
Though South's Science Team highly values competitive success and recognized as a varsity team by the school, it focuses heavily on community. The Team ensures that all members feel like a part of the group. This camaraderie and close atmosphere distinguish the Science Team from South's other academic groups.