HS- Administration

The Mission of North Providence High School is to educate all students in a safe, nurturing, and challenging environment which empowers them to become well-rounded individuals who are lifelong learners and productive members of society.
North Providence High School is a student centered community that fosters academic and social development for all students. We set high standards and expectations and provide the necessary means for students to achieve success. Our students are responsible decision makers who are ready to be productive, life-long learners in a global society.

Our Principal

Dear Students, Parents/Guardians: 

The Mission of North Providence High School is to educate all students in a safe, nurturing, and challenging environment which empowers them to become well-rounded individuals who are life-long learners and productive members of society. Further, the North Providence High School community has identified core values & beliefs which guide every aspect of our educational program. These core values & beliefs are reflected in 21st century learning expectations in the areas of knowledge, communication, problem-solving, and responsibility. These research based academic, civic, and social expectations specify what all students should know and be able to do upon graduation.

Our educational program is designed to engage students in active, collaborative learning that emphasizes the development of critical thinking skills to be applied to real-world concepts. Further, we believe that an educational program which is academically challenging and student-centered will provide our young adults with a strong foundation for future success in higher education and the global marketplace.

In developing a personalized program for each student, we are committed to maintaining clear and rigorous, and standards which encompass all the necessary skills that students must demonstrate in order to succeed as responsible citizens of the 21st century. These standards define what we expect of our students and assist us in identifying strategies to support effective curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices in every classroom. 

As students select a program of study, it would be wise to discuss plans with teachers, counselors, and family members so that careful consideration can be made in developing a personalized plan which addresses all of the student’s educational needs. Lastly, we value community feedback about all aspects of our school, and we encourage you to inform us about our efforts to meet the needs of every student.

Our sincerest best wishes for a most positive and productive experience at North Providence High School. 

Christen A. Magill



  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams
  • Exercise flexibility and willingness to be helpful in making necessary compromises to accomplish a common goal
  • Assume shared responsibility for collaborative work, and value the individual contributions made by each team member

Content Knowledge


  • Develop and draw from a baseline understanding of knowledge in an academic discipline.
  • Transfer knowledge to other disciplines and experiences.
  • Develop positive attitudes and beliefs about themselves as learners that increase their academic perseverance and prompt them to engage in productive academic behaviors.
  • Go beyond basic mastery of skills and/or curriculum to explore and expand one’s own learning and opportunities to gain expertise
  • Demonstrate commitment to learning as a lifelong process

Critical Thinking and Innovation


  • Collect, assess, and analyze relevant information.
  • Make sound judgments and decisions based on relevant information.
  • Identify, define, and solve authentic problems and essential questions.
  • Reflect critically on learning experiences, processes, and solutions.
  • Use a wide range of idea creation techniques (such as brainstorming, divergent, and convergent thinking).
  • Demonstrate originality and inventiveness in their work 
  • View failure as an opportunity to learn and understand that creativity and innovation is a long-term, cyclical process of small successes and frequent mistakes.



  • Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written, and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts.
  • Listen effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes, and intentions
  • Use communication for a range of purposes (e.g. to inform, instruct, motivate, and persuade)
  • Utilize multiple media and technologies, and know how to judge their effectiveness as well as assess their impact
  • Communicate effectively in diverse environments (including multi-lingual or non-verbal)



  • Adapt to varied roles, job responsibilities, schedules, and contexts
  • Work effectively in a climate of ambiguity and changing priorities
  • Deal positively with praise, setbacks, and criticism
  • Effectively incorporate constructive feedback
  • Understand, negotiate, and balance diverse views and beliefs to reach workable solutions, particularly in multi-cultural environments

Productivity and Responsibility


  • Set and meet goals, even in the face of obstacles and competing pressures
  • Balance tactical (short-term) and strategic (long-term) goals
  • Utilize time and manage workload efficiently
  • Prioritize, plan, and manage work to achieve the intended result
  • Persist to accomplish difficult tasks and to overcome academic and personal barriers to meet goals
  • Demonstrate additional attributes associated with producing high-quality products including the abilities to work positively and ethically, be reliable and punctual, and present oneself professionally and with proper etiquette.