Welcome

With great pride and excitement, I welcome you to Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest, a nationally recognized school of excellence.

Northern Valley-Demarest is a place where students, teachers, staff, administrators and parents work together to help our young people develop the skills necessary to excel in life beyond high school. In addition to providing a safe environment, we want to encourage students to seek answers to questions, challenge assumptions and develop a strong sense of self-worth.  We demand individual excellence, aesthetic appreciation and moral integrity, both from our students and ourselves.

Although academics are important, we also focus on the social and emotional skills students need to be successful in the 21st century.  We are extremely proud of our Character Education initiative that focuses on four primary tenets: Respect, Integrity, Responsibility, and Citizenship. With these principles guiding us, we strive to teach our students life skills such as resiliency, building positive relationships and communication in order to better deal with life's challenges.    
Northern Valley Regional High School District has provided students with a place to thrive and call home for the past 61 years.  Please refer to the student handbook to assist you in understanding our culture, expectations and mission. Review the handbook carefully and contact your guidance counselor or assistant principal with any concerns.  We sincerely hope you will take advantage of the many activities we offer and find your individual passion.  I wish you the best for the 2016-2017 school year.

Sincerely,
James M. Santana
Principal