• Notice of Cancellation of Regular Meeting
    The New Providence Board of Education Regular Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. in the New Providence High/Middle School Media Center, 35 Pioneer Drive, has been cancelled.

    Notice of Cancellation and Rescheduling of Regular Meeting

    The New Providence Board of Education Regular Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. in the New Providence High/Middle School Media Center, 35 Pioneer Drive, has been cancelled. and rescheduled for Monday,  May 23, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. in the New Providence High School/Middle School Media Center, 35 Pioneer Drive.


    James E. Testa
    School Business Administrator/Board Secretary

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  • Dept of Ed
    Please click here to view the updated Graduation Requirements.

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  • NPHS Participates in 78th Annual Youth and Government Conference

    Scales of Justice

    New Providence High School students participated in the 78th Annual Youth and Government Conference this past weekend in Trenton. Two of our students won awards for Outstanding Legislation and New Providence High School won an award for Outstanding Delegation! These are tremendous achievements. Congratulations to our students and we look forward to doing it again next year!


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  • Our Biomimicry Team Won 1st Place in the State of New Jersey in the NJ-TSA State Convention at The College of New Jersey! 

    This team had to  apply the principles and practices of industrial design in developing and proposing a product inspired by nature. Biomimicry is a new science that studies nature's best ideas, then imitates these designs to solve human problems. These New Providence teammates solved a transportation problem, learning from insects.  They produced an engineering notebook, a portfolio and a poster board display for the conference, where it is on display now at TCNJ.

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  • Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

    We are pleased to announce that one of our students has earned a Silver Medal at the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2016. This student has been identified by panels of creative professionals as one of the most talented young artists in the nation. This year, nearly 320,000 works of art and writing were submitted. Only the top 1% were recognized at the national level.

    Silver Medal Winner

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    Congratulations to Mr. Carell as New Providence High School Teacher of the Year!   Thank you for all the wonderful things that he has done for our students and our high school community!



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  • Lee Rubin Assembly

    On Friday we were privileged to have an assembly by Mr. Lee Rubin, a professional speaker well-versed in the world of leadership. The theme of his presentation was that all students have the capability of being leaders through their words and actions. Mr. Rubin focused on how students can be “upstanders” as opposed to bystanders in the face of bullying. By teaching our students to stand up when they see a peer being treated unfairly, we can help put a stop to bullying and create a school environment where all students feel both comfortable and safe. The messages within Mr. Rubin’s presentation correspond directly to this year’s character education theme for the district, “Take a Stand, Lend a Hand.” The themes and lessons discussed by Mr. Rubin certainly encourage students to do this on a daily basis. Students were taught the harm negative words can have on a person, and the incredible power positive actions can have on those around them. All sport team captains, band leaders, and student club leaders remained after the assembly to attend a breakout session to delve deeper into these issues. Here, our student leaders were given the tools and examples needed to really put all of these ideas into practice within our school.

    Break Out Group

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  • STEM   

    NJ Interscholastic STEM League’s New Providence Challenge

    The New Providence High School STEM Club recently hosted students from Governor Livingston, Summit, Edison and Livingston high schools in a NJ Interscholastic STEM league competition. Teams of students competed to design the most effective crash cushion in order to protect the brain from severe impact. Students were provided with a variety of basic supplies and had to design and test their prototypes, provide STEM documentation, computer assisted diagrams, and math calculations. In addition, students presented their designs to a panel of judges from the engineering profession and tested their final prototype against the other schools. Thank you to Linde for providing a guest speaker, judges and refreshments and congratulations to all involved.

    Click here to access a video showcasing this event.

    New Providence High School Students Visit Bell Labs

    Students had an opportunity to experience demonstrations of future technology and displays from Bell Labs incredible contributions to the connected world.   The tour allowed students to think innovatively regarding concepts around STEM. 

    Click here to access a video showcasing our visit.


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  • The Memory Project

    The painting class this year has partnered with "The Memory Project" charity to paint portrait of children who have been neglected, mistreated, orphaned or abandoned. Madagascar is one of the financially poorest countries in the world, with many people surviving on just $1 per day. The children, who have nothing of their own, treasure their portraits and take them with them wherever they go.

    This is the second year that New Providence High School is participating in the project. Last year, portraits were sent to the Dominican Republic.

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  • news  Newsweek names NPHS as one of America's Top High Schools
     New Providence High School has been named on Newsweek’s 2015 “America’s Best High Schools” list. New Providence was ranked 68th in the nation and 16th in state of the 500 best high schools in  America. There are some 27,000 public high schools nationwide. 

     Newsweek ranked six components: graduation rate (25%), college acceptance rate (25%), AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25%), average SAT/ACT scores (10%), average AP/IB/AICE scores  (10%), and percent of students enrolled in at least one AP/IB /AICE course (5%). 
    See Newsweek’s full list and related stories.

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  • phone NPSD Announces District Mobile App

    The New Providence School District is announcing the launch of our new mobile district-wide mobile communications application. The district’s official mobile app will enable smartphone users to keep track of important district information. Click the link above to download our free mobile app.
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Mrs. Lauren Zirpoli 
Principal's Message

Recognized for excellence in Academics, the Arts, and Athletics, New Providence High School provides students with a wide range of experiences and opportunities designed to promote intellectual, social, and emotional growth. Our commitment to education has been recognized through many accolades.  We continue to be recognized as one of the top high schools in the state of New Jersey.  Additionally, we were recognized as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.  This is the highest recognition that a school can receive on the federal level.  These honors are a testament to the dedication of our students, faculty and community.

NPHS students are able to choose from a wide array of academic course offerings designed to challenge them at appropriate levels of ability.  Twenty-three Advanced Placement and fifteen Honors classes are offered.  Advanced Placement courses offer students the challenges of a college-level course as well as the opportunity to accumulate college credits. 

New Providence High School remains committed to maximizing student opportunities for growth, evidenced by our continuing exploration of local, state, and global partnerships. 

Instruction is offered in five world languages.  Ongoing international partnerships continue with Japan for over 20 years.  These programs have given students invaluable insight into different cultures as well as practical application of what they have learned in the classroom.

Incorporating service learning opportunities into the fabric of the educational process provides students with challenges and experiences both within and outside the traditional classroom.  Student-sponsored food and clothing drives, choral performances at local senior citizens centers, volunteer tutoring programs, invitations to design banners and logos for community organizations both challenge and reward students’ creativity.  These activities give New Providence High School students an opportunity to give back and show appreciation for all they are given.  Furthermore, these experiences demonstrate what can be achieved when parents, students, teachers and community members work cooperatively.

Our co-curricular offerings, from discipline-specific clubs to athletics to drama, are designed to allow students the opportunity to pursue their interests and achieve new heights. Offering twenty-three athletic teams and nearly forty co-curricular activities, over 92% of the student body is involved in the school’s athletic and co-curricular opportunities.  Our Technology Student Association won first place in technology problem solving and second place in structural design engineering and music production in a New Jersey State competition.  NPHS STEM league students also placed first at the STEM League Competition in Bloomfield, also winning most creative prototype and best overall prototype design. They also placed in the top three at the Annual UCC Bridge Building Competition.  Our Girls’ Tennis, Girls’ Cross Country, Girls’ Basketball, Boys’ Cross Country, Boys’ Tennis and Boys’ Lacrosse teams were all Conference Champions.  Our Girls’ Cross Country, Girls’ Tennis, Girls’ Basketball and Boys’ Tennis teams were also State Sectional Champions.

New Providence High School will continue to prepare students to meet the challenging demands of today’s changing world.  The school’s successes reflect positively on the continued support of the community.  This support is much appreciated and welcomed as NPHS continues to function at the forefront of schools in Union County and in the state of New Jersey.