At Novato High School, we are a high-performing academic institution with 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. The North Bay Innovation program is a radically personalized project-based instructional program that began in 2017. All of these programs are audition-based.
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