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

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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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  • nj 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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  • aplogo NPHS Recognized by the National College Board

    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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  • food 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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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.