• IMPORTANT: PARCC Assessments will begin Monday, March 2–Friday, March 6 for students in grades 9, 10 and 11. All Students will be excused from “0” period on these days. 
    Students in grade 12 will report to school at 10:00 a.m.
    Students taking the PARCC assessement should report to school by 7:50 a.m., as testing will begin precisely at 8:05 a.m. Room assignments have been posted outside of the main office, guidance office and media center. It is the student’s responsibility to see where he/she has been assigned to take the test. 
    In the event of inclement weather requiring either a cancellation or delayed opening, testing will be postponed from that day to the next available full day of school.
    Click here to view letter sent from Mrs. Zirpoli, HS Principal regarding HS PARCC assessment information
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  • Freshman Orientation Information
    Below are the presentations containing information presented during the Freshman Orientation evening on January 7, 2015.
    Principal Lauren Zirpoli presentation
    Subject Areas - Math, Science, Arts

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  • New Providence High School students place in the Top Three at Annual UCC Bridge Building Competition

    uccbb This year’s UCC Bridge Building Competition was a success for students at New Providence High School. Four out of six NPHS bridge teams placed  in the competition. Teams from 11 area high schools participated with a total of more than 20 teams building models at the novice or advanced level. The competition is hosted by the Engineering, Technology and Architecture Department at Union County College and brings area schools together to expose them to the principles of engineering. Click here to read and see more.

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  • New Graduation Requirements for the Classes of '16, '17 and '18
    books The Department of Education recently released information regarding the New Jersey Graduation requirements for the classes of 2016, 2017 and 2018. Please click here to view the letter sent by Mrs. Zirpoli, Principal. 

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    NPSD Announces District Mobile App

    phone 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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  • NJ Monthly 2014 Ranks NPHS #6 Public High School in NJ!
    New Jersey Monthly has recognized New Providence High School as the #6 public high school in the state. The magazine's 2014 rankings of the Top 100 public high schools will appear in the September issue, on newsstands starting August 28. A complete list of all 328 rated schools is online at Congratulations on this outstanding accomplishment! This is the 3rd time New Providence High School has ranked in the top 10 high schools in the state.
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  • NPHS Recognized by the National College Board

    aplogo New Providence School District is one of 477 school districts in the U.S. and Canada and 36 in the State of New Jersey being honored by the College Board with placement on the 4th Annual AP District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Congratulations students, staff, and administration for this prestigious recognition! 
    Click here for the District Press Release, and link the College Board 4th Annual AP District Honor Roll .
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    New Providence Schools Recognized for Music Education

    NAMMlogo The National Association of Music Merchants, known as the NAMM Foundation, recognizes New Providence School District for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education designation. New Providence joins 307 districts across the country to receive the prestigious distinction this year.

    “This recognition represents the community’s passion and support for the arts and we are very fortunate to have a dedicated staff that is committed to music education.” said Dr. David Miceli, Superintendent of Schools. “On behalf of the New Providence Board of Education, we would like to congratulate the entire community on this national designation.”
    For more information on the district’s music education program, visit our music department page.
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  • School Lunch Information


    As always, Pomptonian encourages everyone to make healthy dining choices and to eat a balanced meal.  Every day there will be a variety of entrées available.  Your student’s meal includes selections from an array of fresh fruits and farm fresh vegetables.  
    Our cafeteria staff appreciates your patience and understanding as we designed menus that complied with the new Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act regulations in September and make adjustments for the new changes this December.  The link to the article from School Nutrition Association is

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  • Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act
    The "Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act" enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, requires that the following staff contacts and district policies be posted:
    NPHS Anti-Bullying Specialist: Jay Richter, jrichter@npsdnj.org908-464-4700, 35 Pioneer Drive, New Providence, NJ 07974
    District Anti-Bullying Coordinator, Dr. Deborah Feinberg, 908-464-9050 ext. 222, 356 Elkwood Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974
    Guidance for Schools on Implementing the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act is available at
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  • NPHS Students Present "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"
    Online Tickets are Now On Sale for the Spring Musical, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying", March 13th at 7:30 pm, and March 14th, at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. To Purchase Tickets Online, Click on the link below.

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    Please join us on Tuesday, February 24th at 5:30 pm for an evening of Potluck dishes. Admission is $10.00 general admission, $7.00 for students, and $5.00 for "all you can eat" and admission to the Boys Varsity Basketball Game vs, GL Highlanders. Don't Miss Out! Pigout!

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  • NPEF Presents March Mayhem
    marchmayhem Join us from 7-9 pm on March 18, 2015 in the NPHS Gymnasium for a fun-filled basketball game featuring players from the NP School faculty, local firefighters and police officers. NPHS students and Gabriele Fitness staff will serve as coaches and refereee! The evening will offer contests, prizes and fun for all ages! Click here for more details.

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Mrs. Lauren Zirpoli 
Principal's Message

Recognized for excellence in academics, the arts, athletics and community service, New Providence High School provides students with a wide range of experiences and opportunities designed to promote intellectual, social, and emotional growth.  New Providence High School continues to uphold the values that were created in the school’s original mission statement created in 1958, “Let this school be dedicated to the process of acquiring knowledge, skills and understanding of our culture, so that all students can achieve a foundation for further intellectual growth and attain civic competence through the active pursuit of citizenship.”

NPHS students are able to choose from a wide array of academic course offerings designed to challenge them at appropriate levels of ability. Eighteen Advanced Placement and nineteen 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 continue with Italy, Japan and France and we recently created a partnership with a school from Spain.
Incorporating service learning opportunities into the fabric of 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 , intergenerational senior citizen projects and student initiated blood drives allow students to interact with community members in a variety of positive ways. These activities give New Providence High School students an opportunity to give back and show appreciation for all they are given.
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 close to fifty co-curricular activities, over 91% of the student body is involved in the school’s athletic and co-curricular opportunities.

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 in the forefront of schools in Union County and in the state of New Jersey.