• New Providence Schools Recognized Nationally for Music Education Efforts

    nammlogo2014 The NAMM Foundation has once again recognized New Providence for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) designation for 2014. New Providence joins 376 districts across the country to receive the prestigious distinction in 2014. This is the second year in a row New Providence has earned this award. In its 15th year, Best Communities for Music Education affirms school districts that have demonstrated exceptional efforts toward maintaining music education as part of schools’ core curriculum .

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  • NPHS Athlete to Play Division 2 Lacrosse
    Congratulations senior Rachel Del Duca who has committed to Play Division 2 Lacrosse at Tusculum College in September! Congratulations!
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  • New Providence High School Athletic Booster Club
    Clothing Drive
    Saturday, May 10th 2014 from 9:00am until 2:00pm,
    New Providence High School, 35 Pioneer Drive, New Providence, NJ

    Please help support NPHS athletes by donating clean, wearable clothes, coats, shoes, belts, purses, hats, gloves, tablecloths, sheets, towels,  books, stuffed animals & small toys. No Pillows or Blankets – All donations must be in plastic bags. 

    The NPHS Athletic Booster Club supports the student athletes of New Providence High School by providing the awards at the Fall, Winter & Spring Sports Awards Nights, purchasing Wish List items, providing Scholarships to Senior Athletes & hosting the annual Senior Awards Banquet. We also provide special assistance to teams when needed.
    Thank you in advance. All contributions are greatly appreciated!!!Contact Laurie Barletta at 908-295-9002 for more information.

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  • NPHS Junior Class Car Wash
    The Junior Class of 2015 will be having a Car Wash on May 10, 2014, at the high school between 10 am and 2 pm. The cost of the car wash is by donation (pay what you wish.) See you there!

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  • Congratulations to our NPHS Teacher of the Year!
    Congratulations to Mrs. Denise Thompson, the New Providence High School teacher of the year for the 2013- 2014!

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  • Congratulations to the Class of 2014 as you continue to solidify your post high school plans through the second semester of your senior year at New Providence High School.  
    The Guidance Department is pleased to announce that the Local Scholarship Program is beginning to prepare for this years' Senior Awards Night to be held on Thursday, June 5, 2014.  We will be posting scholarship applications on the website this year.  These application forms can be completed online, printed, and returned to Mrs. Ellis or Ms. Thompson in the Guidance Office by the due date indicated.
    Coming soon!  Look for links to scholarship applications on the Guidance page of the New Providence High School website.
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  • Updating iPadsipad
    We would like all high school students to upgrade your school issued ipad to iOS7 and re-enroll in our Symantec Mobile Device Management program. We would like you to upgrade at home to complete the process. To access the How to Sheets and video, click here.
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  • NPHS Athletes Sign to Play Division 1 College Sports
    division1 Congratulations to three senior athletes who have committed to Play Division 1 College Sports next year! From left to right, are; Marc Giacalone, who will play Division 1 Baseball at St. Joseph's University; Jillian Balog, who will play Division 1 Lacrosse at Louisville University; and James Burke, who will attend Boston University to play Division 1 Lacrosse. Go Pioneers!
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  •  NPHS is named one of America's Best High Schools
    New Providence High School has been named on Newsweek’s 2013 “America’s Best High Schools” list. New Providence was ranked 157 in the list of the 2,000 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%). 
    Newsweek’s full list and related stories.

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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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  • Superintendent Forums
    You are invited to attend Superintendent Forums as an opportunity to engage in dialog about relevant issues in our district.
    All forums will be held at 7:00 pm in the building's Media Center.
    Scheduled Topics
    Date Change: 1/28/14 (Tue) - Common Core Curriculum
    HS/MS Media Center

    3/12/14 (Wed) - School Security
    SB Media Center
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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.