Named for one of the first Native Americans who converted to Christianity and who frequently came to the area for hunting, the village of Waban is one of thirteen in Newton. Bordering Waban are the communities of West Newton and Newton Upper Falls. Waban has been home to numerous notable figures such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Grammy winning pianist and composer Roger Kellaway, Tony award-winning actor Robert Morse, and Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitck. The village has a variety of significant landmarks, which includes the Waban Library Center, Putnam Street Historic District, Linwood Park, West Newton Playground, Eden Playground, and the Dolan Pond Wetland. In terms of education, Newton North High School and the two elementary schools of Angier and Zervas serve Waban residents. One can reach Waban by way of Route 16 and Interstate 90.