News & Updates 8/22/23

From Danielle:

I hope this message finds you well and filled with excitement as we gear up for another incredible school year at Nantucket New School. Throughout the summer, our team has been diligently working on campus projects.  We've repaved existing paths and created new paths, installed new carpets in classrooms, added fresh coats of paint throughout the school, and more. We’ve been busy!
As we approach the first day of school, I encourage you to engage with our school community, whether through volunteering opportunities, attending our events, or simply joining us for Morning Meetings. We will continue to prioritize open communication and collaboration, and your support, partnership, and presence are invaluable.
If you have any questions about the information below, we're here to help! Please email

Drop Off and Pick Up

Staff members will open car doors in the morning and teachers will supervise students during pick-up. We have different drop off and pick up locations based on grades. 

During bad weather, we will follow the same timing and locations as any day, we will simply call your children out of the building with handheld radios. Please display the name of your child at all times when you are picking up.

Drop Off: 7:45-8:00am
  • PK Drop off: Parents may park and walk them into the Strong Wings building.
  • K & Lower School Drop off: New School 
  • Upper School Drop off: Strong Wings
Pick Up
  • PK Pick Up: 2:30pm at Strong Wings
    • If you're picking up your child in PK and siblings in K-4, we suggest that you park at the New School and walk over to Strong Wings for PK pickup at 2:30, then swing back to the New School for K-4 pickup.
  • K & Lower School Pick Up: 2:40pm at New School
    • Park and come into the classroom to pick up your children each day! If a K-4 student has a sibling in the Upper School, that sibling will report to the youngest student’s classroom. 
  • Upper School Pick Up: 2:45pm at Strong Wings
    • If an Upper School student has a sibling in K-4, they should report to the youngest student’s classroom. 

Coffees/Morning Meetings

We will be hosting parent/caregiver coffees regularly this year, and we encourage you to pop in once in a while! Morning Meetings are open to parents, grandparents, and visitors every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:45am.


We are looking for parent volunteers! If you are interested, please complete the following form: Volunteer Form


Thank you for trusting us with the education and well-being of your children. We are committed to prioritizing our students' needs in all our decisions. I look forward to seeing their smiling faces on September 6! 

Danielle Henry Beale
Interim Head of School

School Forms

Please update your information in the following School Forms on My New School by September 1:
  • Family Information Update
  • Emergency Contacts and Authorized Pickups
  • Medical Information (including upload of Health & Immunization Records)
  • Medical Authorization
  • Technology Program Agreement
  • Permissions & Releases
  • Handbook Acknowledgement & Statement of Commitment

Have Questions?

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Nantucket New School