Welcome to Nantucket High School

Welcome to the Nantucket High School website and to the 2015-2016 academic year.  As we embark upon our 177th 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. 

Dr. John J. Buckey

Nantucket High School Principal
2012 Massachusetts High School Principal of the Year

Announcements & Important Dates

February 11 Valentines Concert 6:30 PM

February 12 -  NHS Principal's List Breakfast 7:30 AM

February 12 - FONPS Spelling Bee (new date)

February 15 -    NO SCHOOL Presidents Day

February 19 - NHS Principal's Coffee 8AM

February 22-26 NO SCHOOL Winter Break

Congratulations to January Teacher of the Month and Student of the Month

Ms. Maggie Sullivan Teacher of the month

Nathaniel Alden  Student of the month

Thank you to our Community Sponsors Crosswinds Cafe, Nantucket Book Partners and the Dreamland

Watch our OPEN HOUSE VideoMeet the Staff of NHS

 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)