Welcome to Nantucket High School

A Message from Principal John Buckey

Bertram H. Holland
2012 Massachusetts High School Principal of the Year

Welcome to the Nantucket High School website and to the 2013-2014 academic year.  As we embark upon our 175th year of educating our island students, we maintain our fiercely proud tradition of academic, athletic and artistic excellence.  We offer a rich and relevant curriculum, which provides students myriad opportunities for authentic application of knowledge around Nantucket. Our school extends well beyond the walls of building; the island is our campus. We are guided in all we do by our mission: WHALER PRIDE.

Complementing our comprehensive curriculum is a wide-ranging athletic and co-curricular program.  With fifteen interscholastic athletic teams and an additional twenty plus clubs and activities, students have many opportunities to learn and grow beyond the traditional classroom.  Community service is a significant part of the Nantucket High School educational experience.


Our website is full of information about our school and our programs.  I welcome you to peruse the website and to contact us for additional information.  We look forward to another year of excellence in education. 


Announcements & Important Dates

Check out the March 2014 WHALER CHRONICLE 


SPRING BREAK April 21-25

College Essay Writing Course over April Break (more info)


Nantucket Book Festival Young Writers Award - click here for more information


Congratulations to Yeping Zhu, Teacher of the Month
and Dylan O'Connor, Student of the Month
Many thanks to our community partners for April
 Miacomet Golf Club, Nantucket Book Partners and The Dreamland

Student of the Month (click here to nominate)

Teacher of the Month (click here to nominate)


 Non-Discrimination Statement

All members of the NPS community shall be free from harassment and discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, or disability


  (603 CMR 26.00; M.G.L. c. 76, § 5.: Access to Equal Education Opportunity)