Welcome to New Bedford High!

From 1909-1971, the school was located on County Street, facing straight down William Street on land that once was occupied by the estate of Charles W. Morgan, of whaling fame. The building currently serves as the New Bedford Public School's administrative offices.

Since 1972, New Bedford High School has been located at 230 Hathaway Boulevard. NBHS is the sole public high school for the city. With a student enrollment of approximately 2,400 students in grades 9-12, it is one of the largest high schools in Massachusetts.

We are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) with graduates moving on to some of the finest colleges and universities across the country. Our school is rich with pride, tradition, and equally committed to new ideas that will help prepare our students for the future and the demands of the 21st century.

The school’s mascot is the “whale” and students are referred to as “whalers,” a tribute to the city's long and rich whaling history. Crimson red and white are the school colors that represent the "whaler pride." New Bedford High School participates in Division 1 athletics, the largest and most competitive athletics division in Massachusetts.

NBHS Core Values & Beliefs

  • New Bedford High School students are 21st century scholars
  • New Bedford High School students are productive collaborators
  • New Bedford High School students are involved citizens

What's New at New Bedford High

8th Grade Open House
8th Grade Open House
11/13/2018
Welcome all 8th Grade students! New Bedford High School invites you to join the Whalers! Thursday, November 15, 2018 6-7:30 pm
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NBHS College & Career Readiness Fair
09/26/2018
Meet with college representatives from public, private, & technical institutions; USA military academies & USA Armed Forces; and trade unions to discuss your options after graduation
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MEFA College Application Night
09/19/2018
Join us Thursday, September 20, 2018- The Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) will provide you with information on college planning, financial aid, and much more!
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Back to School 2018
08/23/2018
Back to School Information for All Students: 8th Grade Dual Enrollment Students and Students in Grades 9-12
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We invite YOU to the… New Bedford High School Freshmen Orientation & Cookout
07/23/2018
August 20, 2018 9:00am – 12:00pm Tour the school, Meet teachers, Take your NBHS ID photo, Academy of Honors information session, NAF Academies information session, Dual Enrollment information session, Food, Raffles, & Entertainment!
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‘Romeo and Juliet
New Bedford High School Drama Club presents ‘Romeo and Juliet’ with a Contemporary Twist
11/29/2017
New Bedford High School Drama Club proudly presents its production of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” with performances on Friday and Saturday, December 1 and 2 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m., Bronspiegel Auditorium, New Bedford High School, 230 Hathaway Boulevard.
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New Bedford High School Academy of Honors is launched
08/21/2017
Academy readies scholars for application to the most competitive college and university undergraduate programs and students can earn college credits while still in high school potentially saving families thousands of dollars
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Principals

Ms. Bernadette Coelho, Headmaster
 
Ms. Joyce Cardoza, Assistant Headmaster

Mr. Jose Edwards, Assistant Principal, Class of 2022

Mr. Jeffrey Longo, Assistant Principal, Class of 2021

Ms. Kathryn Rezendes, Assistant Principal, Class of 2020

Mr. Marco DeBrito, Assistant Principal, Class of 2019

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