Welcome to Nantucket High School

Read About Author Morowa Yejidé's recent visit to NHS in partnership with NBF PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools Program. View Here

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

May 27 NHS Principal's Coffee 8 AM

May 30 NO SCHOOL Memorial Day

May 31- June 3 NHS/CPS Library BOGO Book Fair

Last day for Seniors June 3

Class of 2016 Graduation Week -Click here for details

Clase de 2016 Semana de graduación - Haga clic aquí para más detalles

Congratulations to May's Teacher of the Month and Student of the Month

Ms. Heather MacDonald Teacher of the month

Virginia Bullington  Student of the month

Thank you to our Community Sponsors Station 21, 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)