Welcome from the Head

welcomeWelcome to the Nantucket New School website.  If this is your first visit to our site I am certain you will find a wealth of information about our school and community.  However, no website can replace a visit to our school and I hope you will feel free to contact me to schedule a tour of our wonderful campus on Nobadeer Farm Rd.  I also hope our current students and parents, as well as our alumni and friends of the school, will use our website to stay abreast of events at school, and as a tool to stay connected to our community.

Plato wrote: “The direction in which education starts a person will determine his future life.”  As an educator, I have made this statement my credo. All children have talents and schools hold the responsibility for creating an atmosphere where they can excel. In our small, family oriented community, we look at every student as an individual, eager to gain knowledge and to be successful.  At NNS, we create a warm educational environment that prepares our graduates for secondary school success and builds a sense of self-confidence, self-knowledge and social responsibility.

If you know a Nantucket New School family or alumnus, I encourage you to speak with them about their positive experience.  Please also accept my invitation to give you a tour of our school as a personal visit is truly the best way to experience our unique learning environment.


Jonathan K. Alden

Head of School

Nantucket New School
15 Nobadeer Farm Road
Nantucket, MA 02554