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2021-2022 Principal Message

Dear Sailor Nation, 


If there is a theme as we embark on our 91st year at Newport Harbor, it’s got to be “NEW.” Many new faculty and staff. Our first new administrator at NHHS in six years. A new assistant superintendent of secondary education. And a new superintendent of schools (coming soon). After the last year and a half, simply prepping for the 2000+ teenagers who will descend upon our campus feels new all over again.


Heading into my ninth year as a Sailor, I find that the fresh faces and the new normal are invigorating and refreshing; they inspire us to strive, to reach, to stretch, and to bend the arc of history toward enlightenment, liberty, and virtue. I am proud of the strides our school has made, and I am excited to be a part of the successes, achievements, and victories that are yet to come.


Of course, I am not blind to the issues that have faced us, the problems we’ve encountered, or the difficulties before us. The Newport Harbor community has risen to meet challenge after challenge—and there have been plenty of them over the last five years. We’ve come out the other side stronger every time, we have learned from our mistakes, and we will continue to press forward even as we expect the inevitable setbacks.


I cannot promise smooth seas, but I hope that all of us here at NHHS have earned your trust. I promise you that the faculty, staff, and administration are continually striving for excellence.  I see it every day.


It is a privilege to serve the greater Newport Harbor High School community. On behalf of all of us here at NHHS, thank you for entrusting us with your children every day. Please read on for important updates, including registration dates.


Oh, by the way: The fall athletic season is just around the corner! 

Love this place.

Can’t wait to see you.


And, as always, GO SAILORS!



Can’t wait for 21-22 school year,


Sean Boulton

School Principal

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