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Principal's Message

Welcome to New Vista!

New Vista building exterior with mural

Dear New Vista Community and beyond!

Welcome!  As we head into the 2023-24 school year,
we are reminded that while so much may be changing
around us, New Vista will always be anchored
by its commitment to what matters. 
Our focus has long been and continues to be
centrally located on the young people we serve
and how to best set them up for
personal growth and academic success.
We are grateful to be able to continue this work.

The support our community has shown by voting YES on a new building for us has put wind under our wings!  As we watch our new permanent home being built right before our eyes, we are taking this year to look internally at our principles and practices that make New Vista, New Vista. While we are confident that relationships, strong academics, high expectations and personalized education will continue to be our guide posts, we are taking a look at how we can improve upon what we know works and we are asking our students to ask themselves and each other some questions:

  • What does it mean to be a self directed learner?

  • Why did I choose New Vista as my high school?

  • What is my personal best work? 

  • How can equity and justice continue to be central to all we do?

  • What does it mean to be considerate of others?

  • Do I have a notion of my own purpose?

  • How can I be of service to others?

Our school expects our learners to stay aware and to be willing to grapple with all the questions that help us all grow and change.  

This year, we will be living into our new daily schedule, watching our new building be constructed, saying goodbye to the Baseline Jr. High School building, and collectively, with our New Visions for New Vista work, we will be exploring the difference we want New Vista to continue to be making for our community and our world.  

Our faculty, staff and administrators are committed to working tirelessly, on a daily basis, and through our relationships with the students, to ensure that we minimize the many distractions that make it hard for young people today, so that they can focus on their growth and learning.  

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you would like to connect with us, have ideas for workshops, community experiences, internships or fundraising opportunities. 

We are now and remain committed to being open and inclusive of our community and welcome your involvement!

Wishing you all the best for a wonderful 2023-24 school year!

John McCluskey