New Providence High School

Dedicated to Excellence - Lauren Zirpoli, Principal/Brian Henry, Assistant Principal

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  • NPHS Students Travel to Spain
    A group of senior students traveled to Madrid, Toledo, and Barcelona during Spring Break 2018. Students explored the Spanishculture first hand, speaking, and immersing in the art of El Greco, Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso. Visits included Park Guell, Casa Mila, Plaza de Espana, The Prado Museum, the Cathedral in Toledo, and the Picasso Museum made this experience unforgettable for our students where they were able to develop a broader worldview by seeing and understanding other ways of life and bringing that knowledge back to their classrooms an communities.

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  • NPHS Students Travel to Japan

    The 2018 NPHS Spring Japan Science Exchange Tour was our largest group to date! From April 14-21, 15 students visited Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nara and Fukui with Mr. Paris, Mrs. Gumerlock and Mrs. Halpern. At our sister Koshi Super Science High School in Fukui Prefecture, our students delivered science presentations in Japanese, participated in English, literary Japanese, origami, mathematics, and volleyball classes; and had the opportunity to practice the art of kendo fencing alongside their fellow NPHS sensei.

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  • NPHS Graduation Lawn Signs are Now Available

    lawnsign Shout out to the neighborhood that a proud graduate lives in your home! NPHS Graduation lawn signs are now for sale by the NPHS Bandwagon. For more information, click here to download the form.. Orders are due by May 18, 2018.

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  • Congratulations to all our Winter Athletes and Coaches! 
    Here is a gallery featuring our most valuable and most improved athletes!
    Great Job!

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  • Congratulations!

    Congratulations to the cast, pit and crew of The Addams Family for a thoroughly entertaining show! For a full photo gallery, visit the music and performing arts department page at

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  • Congratulations to Mrs. Lindsay Nalepa, NPHS Teacher of the Year 2018!

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    NPHS PTSA presents Masquerade Ball

    Tricky Tray and Fashion Show
    Saturday, March 24, 2018 – New Providence High School
    Cafeteria & Auditorium
    5:30 – 7:00 pm Baskets & Bites
    7:00 pm Fashion Show
    All ages welcome! Tickets on sale now.
    Click HERE to buy tickets in advance.

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  • Branches Against Bullying
    This year a group of NPHS students are participating in the UC STEP Program (Union County Student Enrichment Program) with over 200 10th and 11th graders from high schools throughout Union County in a project called "Branches Against Bullying". The 200 plus group of 10th and 11th graders gathered together at Kean Universty in December 2017.  This campaign, "Branches Against Bullying" will be a “compliment drive” of positive and uplifting messages written on leaves of the Branches Against Bullying tree. The tree will be placed in New Providence High School and individuals will be able to give or take a compliment leaf. 
    Keep an eye out for our life-size Branches Against Bullying tree coming to NPHS in early March 2018. #leafacompliment 
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  • Mrs. Zirpoli's Letter/Presentation

    Rotating Drop Bell Schedule


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  • NPHS Students named Premier Delegation at Model UN Conference


    During the first weekend of January, members of the NPHS Model UN Club participated in the annual YMCA Model UN Conference in Hershey, PA, and were simply outstanding. Students won multiple awards, including best country research paper, best first-year delegate, and best committee delegate. In addition, one of our students was selected to be the chairperson of his committee next year, while another was chosen to be one of only 20 students selected to participate in the YMCA’s annual leadership conference this summer.

    Finally, New Providence High School won the most prestigious award at conference, Premier Delegation, for its exceptional performance and for embodying the core character-building values of the Model UN program. Congratulations to all our students and advisors for this outstanding achievement, and we look forward to doing it again next year!

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  • Lauren Zirpoli, Principal
    Brian Henry, Assistant Principal


  • 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.