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Principal's Message

Welcome to North Kingstown High School’s information pages.   I encourage you to explore our website to learn about our Program of Studies, Student Handbook, and Career and Technical Programs along with other important artifacts and announcements.  

North Kingstown High School (NKHS) is a high-performing 9-12 high school located in the coastal community of North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Our school is a vibrant learning community comprised of students who demonstrate a diverse range of ability levels, backgrounds and interests.

NKHS is a partnership of educators, parents, and the community, creating a support system that provides an opportunity for all students to develop intellectually, emotionally, aesthetically, socially and physically. NKHS was selected by US News and World Report in 2008, 2010, 2014 and 2016 as one of "America's Top 500 High Schools" based on the equity, access, and excellence of our academic programs.

Our mission is to educate our students to become intellectually active adults, to inspire them to reach individual excellence, and to challenge them to become responsible members of society. The NKHS motto of "Think, Create, Innovate" is the core of our program of studies. Our personalized learning incorporates a variety of instructional approaches, strategies, and use of technology to address the many educational needs, interests, and career or college aspirations of our students. Students have access to dual and concurrent college courses, Advanced Placement classes, Advanced Coursework Network, internships, and virtual learning. Students may choose to pursue specialized credentials in four Career and Technical Education programs of Pre-Engineering/Robotics, Business/Finance, Computer Science/Information Technology, and Music/Music  Education.

North Kingstown High School is committed to providing our students with a learning environment and experiences that foster their growth as individuals and support them in becoming:

    •   Effective  communicators
    •   Problem solvers
    • Independent  thinkers
    •   Skillful collaborators
    •   Active citizens
    •     Self-directed lifelong learners