General Information

  • Nantucket High School is a public high school in Nantucket, Massachusetts. It is also the only high school on the island of Nantucket. The school serves students in grades 9–12, and has an approximate enrollment of 600 students. The school colors are Navy Blue and White, and the team mascot is Hank the Harpoon Man, whose name was chosen by the students in 2013.

    Nantucket High School was founded in 1838 with Cyrus Peirce as the school's first principal. The school's mascot name, Whalers, is obviously in tribute to the long and storied history of the commercial whaling industry on Nantucket. Nantucket is regarded as one of the most recognizable and synonymous places associated with Whaling in the world. There is the skeleton of a juvenile finback whale hanging in the commons area of Nantucket High School that serves as the team's mascot.


    Non-Discrimination Statement 

    The Nantucket Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race,color, ethnicity, religion,

    national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, homelessness, or disability in programs, activities or employment.