New Providence High School

35 Pioneer Drive, New Providence, NJ 07974 Phone 908-464-4700

Announcements

  • Letter from Mr. Henry - Road Closures

    Please see the attached letter from NPHS Principal, Mr. Henry.

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  • NPHS Spring Concerts

    NPHS Spring Concerts

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  • Mental Health Awareness Month

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  Resources are available here:  District CounselorsParent and Student Site,  School Counseling Websites

    Join Character Education in Spirit Week starting Monday, May 9th!

    Mental Health Awareness Spirit Week

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  • Marching Band Information

    Registration OpenColor Guard Spring Training

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  • AppleTeacher of the Year

    Congratulations to Mr. Dougher, the NPHS Teacher of the Year 2022! 

    Mr. Dougher will be honored at an upcoming Board of Education meeting as well as at a special ceremony at Kean University in the spring.  Congratulations!

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  • Safety Notices

    Student and Staff Lots 

    At no time should students be dropped off or picked up in any of the Staff/Student parking lots.  These lots are strictly for Staff/Student parking.  

    Beginning on Monday January 3rd, after the winter break, barricades will be placed at the entrance/exit of the Senior parking lot on Pioneer Drive.  All staff and students entering and exiting the lot, should do so from the High Street entrance/exit to avoid any traffic attempting to cut through the parking lot. 

    • Designated Drop-Off Areas include: 
      • Front Circle
      • Providence Street- school side
      • Community Pool Parking Lot 
    • Designated Pick-Up Areas include: 
      • Pioneer Drive- school side, Providence Street- school side, Westview Ave., High St.
      • Community Pool Parking Lot

    Private Property

    • Please note that the parking lot behind the Summit Speech School at the corner of Pioneer Drive and Balcom Road (691 Central Avenue) is private property and is not property of the New Providence School District.  In addition, the parking lot behind the NJ Sharing Network and parking lot behind OLP School are not property of the New Providence School District.  Therefore, please do not drop off or pick up your students from these lots.
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  • NPHS Marching Band

    Congratulations to the NPHS Marching Band "Pride and Class", who are the US Bands Group IV A State Champions! The Marching Band performed their complete 2021 show "Frost" on Saturday at the State Championships in Old Bridge. Next, the band will compete in the US Bands National Championship on Saturday, November 6th at MetLife Stadium. Way to Go NP!

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  • The NPHS 2022 Yearbook is on sale now!

    Order YearbookOrder your yearbook online through Jostens.  Please contact Mr. Klein (hklein@npsdnj.org) with any questions.

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  • STEM and Programming Clubs

    TSACongratulations to the members of the STEM and Programming Clubs who competed at the Spring 2021 NJ Technology Student Association State Conference.  Several groups of students placed in the top 3 in specific categories, allowing them to move on the National Competition in June!  Great job!

     
    Coding  - 2nd Place (Anthony Boyle & Joe Ruzicka; Mr. Criscitello - advisor)
     
    Biotechnology Design - 3rd Place (Christina Alexandrov, Brandon Le, Avi Patel, and Scott Regan; Mr. Pizzo - advisor) 
     
    Debating Technological Issues - 3rd Place (Matt Macauley and Rahul Tejwani; Mr. Pizzo - advisor)
     
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  • The Providential - NPHS Student News

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    Check out the February issue of the student news site of New Providence High School. The site offers feature articles, club news, and student perspectives.

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Welcome

  • Mr. Brian Henry
    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.
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