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NHS’s vision for its students:  
NHS will promote a passion for learning that inspires critical thinking, communication, creativity, collaboration, cultural competency and character.

NHS’s mission:   
NHS designs ­­relevant and authentic learning opportunities so students learn to collaborate and communicate effectively, think critically, and develop cultural competency and character.

At Novato High School, we are a high-performing academic institution with a 6-year WASC Accreditation.  We offer a wide-variety of clubs and activities for our students.  Our MSA (Marin School of the Arts)  has over 500 students a year studying Theatre Arts, Music Theatre, Dance, Vocal Music, Creative Writing, Visual Arts, and Cinema.  We aim to create a rigorous, relevant, authentic learning experience for all students.   Students also plan for their future through the Medical Careers Pathway, which allows students to take College of Marin classes.    

Novato High School (NHS) is located in the heart of the city of Novato thirty miles north of San Francisco along Highway 101. The entire staff at Novato High School is dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the students and the greater community through innovation, pursuit of excellence and rigorous review of student data using the latest trends in education.

The school, built in 1957, is the older of two comprehensive high schools in the Novato Unified School District.  Novato High School is situated on a thirty-eight acre site, with a total of fifty-six classrooms and labs, two gymnasiums, a performing arts center, five computer labs, library, dance studio, weight room, and innovative new Production Studio.  Outdoor facilities include tennis courts, basketball courts, softball and baseball diamonds, a football stadium, a soccer field, and a swimming pool.  These facilities are utilized by students, and groups from the greater community.  This summer of 2019 we will be building a new turf baseball and softball field and 100-yard practice turf facility for all sports estimated to be finished by November 2019.  Near those new 3 fields we will have a New Performance Arts Center finished by December 31, 2020.  

Athletics & Championships

Congrats to our Championship Hornets Teams

2019 National, Regional & State Champions in Cheerleading (3 National Titles in 4 Years)!

  • 2018 State & NCS Champion Girls Lacrosse Team (#8 in the USA)
  • 2018 National Champions Cheer and Dance Team
  • 2018 State and Regional Champions Cheer and Dance Team
  • 2017 State & NCS Champions Girls Lacrosse
  • 2017 Regional Champions in Cheerleading
  • 2016 Girls Tennis 2nd Place in CIF-NCS Individual Singles
  • 2016 State & NCS Champions Girls Lacrosse
  • 2016 National Champions in Cheerleading
  • 2015 NCS Champions Girls Lacrosse
  • 2013 State Champion Carissa Madson in Girls Wrestling
    2013 NCS Championship Participant Boys Lacrosse (2nd place)
  • 2010 State Champion Courtney Madson in Girls Wrestling
  • 2007 NCS Boys Soccer Championship
    2007 NCS Champions Baseball
    2007 State Championship Participant Football (2nd place in State)
  • 1986 State Champions Girls Basketball

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