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Association of Pharmacy Professionals (APP) Karnataka State Branch organized a 2nd Indo-African Conference on ‘Advances and Latest Strategies in Pharmaceutical Sciences’ on 3rd September, 2015 at College of Pharmacy, Mother Theresa Postgraduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences (A Govt. of Puducherry Institution), Union Territory of Puducherry.
Conference was inaugurated by Dr. S. C. Parija, Director, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Gorimedu, Puducherry as ‘Chief Guest’; Dr. Rajiv Dahiya, President, Association of Pharmacy Professionals (APP) and Principal, Globus College of Pharmacy, Bangrasia, Bhojpur Road, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh as ‘Organizing Chairman’; Dr. R. Murali, Dean, Mother Theresa Postgraduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences (MTP-RIHS), Puducherry as ‘Convener’; Dr. V. Gopal, Principal, College of Pharmacy, MTP-RIHS, Puducherry as ‘Organizing Secretary’; Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Director, Regional Research Institute for Siddha, Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS), Puducherry, Government of India as ‘Guest of Honor’ and Dr. R. Jothi Ramalingam, Professor, Wolaita Sodo University, Sodo, Ethiopia as ‘Special Guest’ from international community. Programme started with prayer song by Dr. A. N. Rajalakshmi and lightening of Kuthuvilaku by Chief Guest & President APP.
Scientific session of the conference was enriched with lectures of Dr. R. Jothi Ramalingam, Professor, School of Natural Sciences, Wolaita Sodo University, Ethiopia; Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Director, RRIS, Puducherry and Dr. Rajiv Dahiya, Principal, Globus College of Pharmacy, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on topics of pharmaceutical interest like ‘Natural Medicinal Compounds Characterization by Analytical Nanotechnology’, ‘Complexity of Siddha Pharmaceutical Forms: A Focus on Strength, Issues and Challenges in Modernizing the Classical Formulations’ and ‘Peptides: Complex Molecules with Pharmaceutical Interest’. At the end of programme, all the speakers were honored with mementoes by Dean & Principal of the hosting college. At last, Dr. Rajiv Dahiya, President APP extended thanks to all invited speakers/delegates and made the crowd familiar with aims and objectives of the association.
Conference was concluded with honor of Dr. R. Jothi Ramalingam by “APP Young Achiever Award 2015” and ‘Appreciation Awards’ were conferred to Dean and Principal of MTP-RIHS, Puducherry, Union Territory of India. Finally, vote of thanks was given by Mr. G. Prakash Yoganandam, faculty of hosting college.



Association of Pharmacy Professionals Karnataka State Branch organized 4th Indo-African Conference on ‘Advances in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology: It’s Societal Impact’ on 18th September, 2015 at Department of Biotechnology, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology (BIT), Sathyamangalam, Erode, Tamilnadu.
Conference was inaugurated by Dr. R. Jothi Ramalingam, Professor, Wolaita Sodo University, Sodo, Ethiopia as ‘Special Guest’from International Community; Dr. S. V. Balasubramaniam, Chairman, BIT, Sathyamangalam as ‘Patron’; Dr. D. Saravanan, Principal, BIT, Sathyamangalam as ‘Convener’; Dr. Ravikumar Rajarathinam, HOD, Department of Biotechnology, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Erode as ‘Organizing Secretary’; Dr. Rajiv Dahiya, President, Association of Pharmacy Professionals (APP) and Principal, Globus College of Pharmacy, Bangrasia, Bhojpur Road, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh as ‘Organizing Chairman’; Dr. Suresh V. Chennupati, President, APP Andhra Pradesh State Branch as ‘Guest of Honor’; Mr. Vijayakumar Lakshminarayanan, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, BIT, Sathyamangalam, Erode, Tamilnadu as ‘Coordinator’.
Programme started with prayer song, lightening of lamp followed by launching of ‘APP Biotechnology Division’ constituted by Dr. Ravikumar Rajarathinam, HOD, Department of Biotechnology, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Erode, Tamilnadu as ‘Divisional Head’; Dr. P. Sureshkumar (Anna University, Trichy, TN) as ‘Coordinator’; Dr. Ruchi Jain (SIRT-Pharmacy, Bhopal, MP) as ‘Coordinator’; Dr. Sanjeev Mourya (Invertis University, Bareilly, UP) as ‘Coordinator’; Dr. Rajesh Patel (Ganpat University, Kherva, GJ) as ‘Coordinator’; Mr. Vijayakumar L. (BIT, Sathyamangalam, TN) as ‘Coordinator’.
Scientific session of the conference was enriched with lectures of Dr. Sabitha M., Principal & Professor, Amrita School of Pharmacy, Amrita University, Kochi, Kerala; Dr. R. Jothi Ramalingam, Professor, School of Natural Sciences, Wolaita Sodo University, Ethiopia and Dr. P. Selvamani from Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Anna University, BIT Campus, Tiruchirappalli on diverse topics like ‘Chitin Nanogel for Topical Delivery of Selected Antipsoriatic Drugs’, ‘Biocomposite-Nanomaterial Catalysis for Clean and Sustainable Green Energy’ and ‘Advances in Magnetic Nanoparticle Mediated Targeted Drug Delivery’. At the end, Dr. Sabitha M. was honored with “APP Young Investigator Award” and ‘Appreciation Awards’ were conferred to Principal & HOD of hosting institute.



Association of Pharmacy Professionals (APP) Karnataka State Branch organized 10th Indo-African Conference on ‘Global Challenges in Natural Product Based Research and Medicines’ in collaboration with APP Ethiopian International Branch, on September 6, 2017 at Narasaraopeta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Narasaraopet, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. Event was witnessed by Dr. Rita Mourya from School of Pharmacy, University of Gondar, Ethiopia as ‘Chief Guest’; Sri Mittapalli Venkata Koteswara Rao, Chairman, Narasaraopeta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences as ‘Patron’; Dr. J. N. Suresh Kumar, Principal, Narasaraopeta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Narasaraopeta, Andhra Pradesh as ‘Convener’; Dr. Suresh V. Chennupati, Vice President, APP Ethiopian International Branch from Wollega University, Nekemte, Ethiopia as ‘Co-convener’ and Dr. Rajiv Dahiya, President APP and Director, School of Pharmacy, FMS, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago  as ‘Organizing Chairman’ and Dr. Sunita Dahiya, General Secretary APP as ‘Scientific Committee Chairman’ in absentia.
Programme was initiated by welcome of all the guests on the dias with bouquet of flowers followed by lightening of the lamp. Scientific session was initiated with lecture of Dr. Rita Mourya from School of Pharmacy, University of Gondar, Ethiopia, who addressed the gathering on ‘Hyperglycemia Managment: Herbal Trends and Remedies‘.Scientific session was continued with lecture of Dr. Kuntal Das, President, APP Karnataka State Branch and Professor, Krupanidhi College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, Karnataka, on the topic ‘Development of Herbal Drugs from Plant Sources through Systemic Standardization‘. Session was ended with lecture of Dr. A. Lakshman Rao, Principal, V. V. Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Gudlavalleru, Andhra Pradesh, on the topic ‘Need of Natural Product Based Research in Pharmaceuticals‘. Prof. Rao discussed about natural products in drug discovery, herbal medicines, polyherbal formulations and clinical trials in natural products.
Conference was attended and participated by more than 300 delegates, including Dr. Ravi Shankar from Vignan Pharmacy College, Guntur; Dr. Sudhakar Babu from A. M. Reddy Pharmacy College, Narasaraopeta; Dr. Prasad Rao, Principal, Siddhartha Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jonnaagadda, Guntur. During the valedictory function, Sri Mittapalli Chakravarthi, Director, NIPS, was conferred with ‘APP Appreciation Award’. At the end, Ms. Kolapalli Sai Venkata Nikitha, Pharm D. Student and Ms. Chandra Manasa, B. Pharm. student of Narasaraopeta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Narasaraopeta and Mr. K. Naga Prashant, faculty at Narasaraopeta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences were conferred with ‘Best Student Award 2017‘ and ‘Best Faculty Award 2017‘.



On the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day 2018, Association of Pharmacy Professionals (APP) Karnataka State Branch organized National Conference on ‘Global Challenges in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Nanotechnology on March 24, 2018 at Oxbridge College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, Karnataka, in collaboration with APP Biotechnology Division.
During this conference, Dr. Chandrashekar Sulthanpur, Deputy Registrar, RGUHS, Bangalore acted as ‘Chief Guest’; Mr. Aijaz Ali Khan, Chairman, Oxbridge Group of Institutions, Bangalore, Karnataka acted as ‘Chief Patron’; Mrs. Razia Ali Khan, Director, Oxbridge College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, Karnataka as ‘Patron’; Dr. Sunita Dahiya, General Secretary APP from School of Pharmacy, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, USA acted as ‘Convener’; Prof. Kuntal Das, President, APP Karnataka State Branch from Krupanidhi College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, Karnataka acted as ‘Co-convener’; Prof. Sridharamurthy NB, Principal, Oxbridge College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, Karnataka as ‘Organizing Secretary’ and Dr. Rajiv Dahiya, Founder President APP & Director, School of Pharmacy, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago acted as ‘Scientific Committee Chairman’. Further, Dr. Abhilash Thomas, Head, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Oxbridge College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, Karnataka acted as ‘Co-ordinator’ of the conference.
Scientific session of the conference was enriched with invited lectures of Prof. Ravikumar Rajarathinam, National Head, APP BioTech Division and HOD, Department of Biotechnology, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Erode, Tamilnadu; Prof. M. Sudhakar, Principal, Malla Reddy College of Pharmacy, Secunderabad, Telangana and Prof. Kuntal Das, President, APP Karnataka State Branch from Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Krupanidhi College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, Karnataka.
Prof. R. Ravikumar addressed the professional gathering on ‘Integrated Boswellic Acid and Phycocyanin Nanoparticle for Medical and Bioenergy Application’. He described that the integrated Boswellic acid (extracted from Boswellia serrata) and Phycocyanin (extracted from Oscilllatoria cortiana) nanoparticle has important medical applications and major advantage than using them individually. Prof. Ravikumar was honored with ‘APP Innovative Researcher Award 2018’ for his outstanding research output in past years. This award was provided by the President, APP Karnataka State Branch.
Prof. M. Sudhakar delivered a lecture on ‘Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery’. He made aware the audience about nanoparticles, nanosuspensions, nanospheres, nanocapsules. Prof. Sudhakar described monolithic and capsule type of nanoparticles and focused on different types of polymers like polymethyl methacrylate copolymers, polymethyl cyano- acrylate, polybutyl cyanoacrylate etc. and method for preparation of nanosuspension. He further, emphasized on nanosuspension based formulations which are currently in market as well as facing Phase I to III clinical trials.
Scientific session of the conference was terminated by lecture of Prof. Kuntal Das on ‘Endangered Plant Species: New Future Biosources for Mitigation of Tuberculosis’. He described that, in present situation where synthetic medicines are associated with various adverse effects like hepatitis, hypersensitivity reactions, nausea, vomiting etc, natural based plant products can be suitable alternatives for curing root level of tuberculosis disease. Prof. Das further, told that plant secondary metabolites viz. alkaloids, glycosides, tannins, phenolics, xanthones etc. are responsible for anti-TB activity.
During the valedictory function, Mrs. Thanujashree P, B.Pharm (IV year) student, Oxbridge College of Pharmacy, Bangalore was conferred with ‘APP Best Student Award’ for her outstanding academic performance. The programme ended with felicitation of Chairman & Principal of the hosting college with ‘APP Appreciation Awards’ and distribution of prizes to best poster presentees. Further, Dr. Abhilash Thomas was nominated as ‘Joint Secretary’ of the APP Karnataka State Branch.



Association of Pharmacy Professionals (APP) Karnataka State Branch and APP Malaysian International Branch organized 2nd Indo Malaysian Conference on “Recent Trends and Challenges in Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research” at RBVRR Womens College of Pharmacy, Barkathpura, Hyderabad, Telangana on 6th October 2018.
During this APP-RBVRR collaborative conference, Dr. K. Jaya Raja Kumar, President, APP Malaysian International Branch from Faculty of Pharmacy, AIMST University, Bedong, Semeling, Kedha, Malaysia acted as ‘Convener‘; Dr. Rajiv Dahiya, Director, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago as ‘Organizing Chairman’; Prof. Sumakanth M, Principal, RBVRR Womens College of Pharmacy, Barkathpura, Hyderabad as ‘Organizing Secretary‘; Dr. Sunita Dahiya, General Secretary APP from Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, USA as ‘Scientific Committee Chairman’ and Prof. A. Muralidhar Rao, President, APP Telangana State Branch and Principal, St. Mary’s College of Pharmacy, Secunderabad as ‘Scientific Committee Co-Chairman’.
Conference started with welcome speech of Dr. Sudha Parimala, Vice Principal, RBVRR Women’s College of Pharmacy, Barkathpura, Hyderabad. Scientific Session was enriched with lectures of Dr. Vetriselvan Subramaniyan, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, MAHSA University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Prof. Kuntal Das, President, APP Karnataka State Branch from Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Krupanidhi College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, Karnataka and Dr. S. Ravinder, General Manager, Axis Clinical Trials, Hyderabad, Telangana. Programme ended with felicitation of Prof. Sumakanth M, Principal, RBVRR Womens College of Pharmacy, Barkathpura, Hyderabad with ‘APP Appreciation Award’ and honoring three best poster awardees with certificates and medals.


At private schools, a surge of Chinese students EVERETT — Pope John XXIII High School once epitomized the parochial school experience, a concrete building where hundreds of poor Catholic children from Irish and Italian immigrant families sought a new future. For decades, a student from farther away than Malden or Chelsea stood out. ​ Walk through the same doors now, and the tones of Mandarin Chinese bounce off the lockers. International flags fly between stained glass windows in a chapel-turned-dining hall. In one classroom, a crucifix hangs over a bookshelf with a Chinese dictionary — a reminder that almost half the school’s population hails from abroad. Three-quarters of those students come from China. Advertisement Chinese students have flocked to US universities for nearly 40 years. But as that country’s middle class balloons and competition for college acceptance rises, some families aim to jump-start the process by sending children abroad as early as junior high. This influx has spurred a side industry ripe for exploitation and shifted the makeup of secondary schools nationwide, particularly in private-school hubs like New England. cosplay wigsElite boarding schools have found the surge so great that many are attempting to maintain a balance by accepting fewer Chinese. But many day schools, faced with financial pressures, have seized on the opportunity to enroll full-tuition students through partnerships with recruitment agencies, new dorms, and rejiggered curriculums. “This school is not the school that was here in the 1980s,” said Tom Ryan, head of school at Pope John XXIII. Chinese made up 35 percent of the 92,000 foreign secondary school students in the United States in 2015, according to the US Department of Homeland Security, by far the largest group studying here. The number of international students in New England alone rose from more than 9,000 in 2010 to nearly 14,000 last year. International enrollment at the Newman School in the Back Bay shot up from 29 percent to 36 percent in the past five years, with 70 percent of those Chinese. The MacDuffie School in Granby has more than doubled its international population in the past four years, to 160 out of 297 students total.

Advertisement Lexington Christian Academy recently acquired a dormitory, largely for international students who pay $61,860 a year for tuition and housing. In 2011, Pope John XXIII officials converted the school’s fifth-floor convent into a dormitory for foreign students. Tuition there is $9,500 annually, plus about $30,000 for room and board. This new wave of Chinese students, even as they seek educational opportunity, is also more vulnerable because they leave their families at a young age, travel halfway across the world, and juggle the insecurities of teenage years in a country they don’t understand. Some of these so-called parachute kids sink, but many do master a system of teaching much different than they knew, improve their English, diversify traditionally monochrome campuses, and better situate themselves to attend a US university. And yet the transition can feel jarring. “The first day I arrived at my host family’s, I shut the door all day and stayed in my room,” said Ran Yixin, who entered George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill, Maine, as a hesitant 17-year-old sophomore. Then the south China native started watching football games with her host father, joined the cheerleading squad, volunteered at a local church, and became a discerning lobster eater. She graduated last year and now attends Bunker Hill Community College. lace front wigs“You need to be versatile; you can’t be only good at studying,” said Ran, who like many international students, bounced between host families. The desire to attend a US college often drives families, but, like Ran, many also seek to avoid the rigidity of the Chinese education system. Most public school students in China focus their academic career on passing a single test, the national college entrance exam, which is taken in their senior year. Students study long hours, and their score on this test, called the gaokao, determines where they go to college and what majors they pursue. This method, while prized for its rigor, leaves little time for hobbies or self-examination. “The education system in China is quite harmful for personal interest,” said Ran’s father, Ran Qihui, who paid about $46,000 a year for the US private high school. Some Chinese parents worry the American approach, which emphasizes extracurriculars and encourages students to follow their passions, fails to instill the same level of academic skills as the Chinese model. Unless parents can afford to accompany their children, it also tears families apart at the child’s most formative age. “It’s like they start college four years earlier,” said Tracy Ren, a Beijing mother whose son went to Choate Rosemary Hall, the same Connecticut boarding school President John F. Kennedy attended. “If you want to send [your kids abroad] at 14, they’re gone.”

David L Ryan/Globe Staff Ali Fu from China with Priscila Forgione from Lynn work together at Pope John XXIII High School in Everett. Ren helps run a parental support group on WeChat, a popular Chinese social media app, that translates to “Circle of Moms who want to Send their Kids to the US.” It has 50,000 followers. Many of these are parents like Robby Yang, caught between keeping a child nearby and encouraging them to leave. Any reservations the Chinese father had about sending his son abroad ended when the boy started elementary school in Beijing. He noticed that parents were asking the teacher what supplemental material they should buy for their 7-year-olds, in addition to after-school English classes and regular homework. Yang tried to ignore the intensity of his son’s kindergarten, where some of the kids could read novels. But the child would cry because he couldn’t list addition tables or write as many Chinese characters as the others. “This kind of competition is everywhere,” said Yang, who works on the investment side of Pearson, a multinational education and publishing company, and commutes three hours a day so his son can attend a well-regarded school. Schools acknowledge that revenue from these full-paying students motivates their recruitment. Many also hope to cultivate affluent international families into donors. But administrators also say the influx is reshaping classrooms that historically have lacked diversity. “We’re going to end up with a population of students who maybe aren’t so interested in putting a wall around their own country,” said Steven Griffin, head of school at the MacDuffie School. perruques cheveuxAn entire industry, both in the United States and China, has sprung up to funnel young foreign students to American prep schools. Fees can run as high as $50,000 for an agent to guide a family through the admissions process. Many of these businesses make additional profit by housing students in makeshift dorms or placing them with host families. Schools use agents because they believe it lends legitimacy to students’ applications. But it also makes for unusually close partnerships between admissions officers and businesses, with money as a primary incentive.

David L Ryan/Globe Staff Nick Zhou, who is from China, played pool after school ended at Pope John XXIII. “International students are a very lucrative market,” said Xi Zhang, founder of Boston-based, a website that provides information in Chinese about US secondary schools. “Although they can claim ‘I want to make sure our student body is diverse,’ lots of schools are doing this for the money.” The MacDuffie School finds 80 percent of its international students through agents, Griffin said. The school pays agents a cut, 10 percent of the $51,000 tuition that schools receive from the family the first year, and 5 percent in subsequent years. Sparhawk School, an Amesbury day school, requires students from China, Vietnam, and Korea to apply through the Cambridge Institute for International Education, a recruiting company whose affiliate operates the school’s new dormitory in nearby Haverhill. The Waltham-based company, founded less than a decade ago, partners with more than 200 private and public high schools and universities, one of the largest agencies of its kind. Although third-party companies assist many families with the unfamiliar process, some also manipulate naive parents eager to see their children succeed. A Chinese parent recently contacted the MacDuffie School to tell the headmaster her family could no longer afford the mandatory $40,000 annual donation. But no such donation rule exists. The family’s agent made up the story, and the school never received the money. With such high stakes — a child’s or a school’s future — the attempts at profiteering go both ways. Lexington Christian Academy, whose student body is 11 percent international, last year asked a Chinese student to leave when, after several warnings, she did not complete her coursework. Her parents flew in and offered the headmaster whatever assistance he needed for her to stay. “Eventually, what I understood they were saying was, ‘How much?’ ” Head of School Timothy Russell said. Students face their own struggles as they confront an unfamiliar setting, often alone and with limited English skills. Pope John XXIII sits across the street from a Dunkin’ Donuts and the Rt. perruques cheveux naturels99 Smoke Shop, between a convenience store and a nail salon. Some Chinese find suburban America a lonely transition from the crowded streets and flashy high-rises of Beijing and Shanghai. Augustine Wong, a Hong Kong transplant who attends the Newman School in the Back Bay, called the quiet West Roxbury neighborhood where his host family lives “gloomy.”

To help foreign students assimilate, schools sometimes require them to play sports or join clubs. The influence works in both directions: Chinese New Year has become a commonly feted holiday. But lunchrooms tell another story, often divided along cultural lines. During a recent morning assembly at the Newman School, many Asian students grouped together on one side of the room. A few never escape that bubble, making it difficult to ever really fit in. And, every so often, something goes terribly wrong. remy hair extensionsThree Chinese high school students in Southern California made headlines earlier this year for allegedly stripping another Chinese girl, burning her with cigarettes, and forcing her to eat her own hair. One of the student’s lawyers linked their actions to loneliness and the lack of parental supervision. Such behaviors are rare. But students can find themselves squeezed between expectations of American teachers and pressure from parents unfamiliar with a Western education system. George Becker, a world history teacher at Pope John XXIII, says that many Chinese students arrive tired to first period because they stay up late to Skype with their parents. Some sleep for a few hours, get up around 1 a.m. to talk, then go back to sleep, he said. Becker struggles to keep students with limited English skills engaged. He spends much of the first semester reinforcing the importance of participating in class and voicing opinions — skills that aren’t always encouraged in traditional Chinese schools. “I’m constantly thinking about making sure they understand this, or how can I connect this to something where they’re from,” Becker said. The increase in foreign students also affects how and what schools teach. Sparhawk School runs a course to prepare students for the English-language exam they must take to attend US universities, and it has trained its teachers on cultural differences between US and Chinese experiences. MacDuffie School offers an international diploma for foreign students who don’t meet the regular requirements for graduation. Lexington Christian Academy developed a special English-language learning program that some students attend before enrolling at the academy or at another secondary school. “You’re actually, in a way, changing the school,” said Peter Upham, executive director of The Association of Boarding Schools.

While the surge in international students brings more diversity of thought, it also threatens to shift the demographics too far in one direction, Upham said. His association has started a national campaign to encourage boarding schools to enroll more domestic students — 2,020 more by the year 2020. Meanwhile, the region’s elite prep schools, with their larger endowments, face less pressure to recruit international students. Enrolling too many foreign students can backfire, said Chris Blondin, associate admissions director at Governor’s Academy in Byfield, which has 17 Chinese students out of 400 total. Chinese families aren’t attracted to schools that look too much like home, he said. pre bonded hairDeerfield Academy counts about 20 Chinese in its student body of 635. The school has watched the number of Chinese applications drop as families learn that it admits just one student for every 12 applicants and does not have an English-language learning program. In coming years, the Newman School aims to reverse strategy and recruit more US students. Headmaster Harry Lynch is proud of Newman’s global reputation, but he frequently hears that the school is not well-known in Boston. Lynch sat in his office one recent afternoon surrounded by stacks of American textbooks. The bell rang and students from around the world raced past his open door to class. “When I look at the future of the school,” Lynch said, “it has to rebalance.” Laura Krantz can be reached at Jessica Meyers can be reached at