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Head of School's Message

I am delighted that you’re considering NPES for your family. Our faculty and staff inspire curiosity in students, teaching them to wonder, inquire, listen, evaluate, collaborate, problem-solve, design, express themselves, stay well, and work together for equity and justice. From Preschool through 8th Grade, NPES students are actively and joyfully engaged in the life of their school, developing a sense of belonging and pride that serves as the foundation for a challenging yet supportive academic program, and a variety of enriching extracurricular athletics.

NPES students excel after graduation, in high school and beyond. Our dedicated teachers know their students as learners and as unique, beautiful human beings, challenging them, supporting them, and honoring them for their authentic selves. Students grow toward self-fulfillment in a community context, connected in healthy, affirming, and meaningful ways to something larger than themselves. We all need that connection and the purpose it brings. It’s the context in which children grow to accept greater challenges and develop strong skills, healthy self-esteem, and the confidence needed for future success as learners and as citizens.

If this engaging community-based approach to education appeals to you, please contact Director of Admissions Anne Zagotta to learn more about NPES at an upcoming admissions coffee or on a personal tour. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy perusing our website.

Best wishes,
John Novick, Jr.
Head of School

For more from Mr. Novick, check out one of the articles below recently published in NPES’s weekly newsletter for families, Shark Bites.