Parents, Guardians, and Newport Community,
I am honored to serve as the principal at Newport Primary School. I am a graduate of Newport Independent Schools and love this community. Having worked a total of 16 years in the Newport District, I am now entering my fifth full year as principal. I am proud of the improvements we have made in the areas of school culture, safety, and academic progress.
Our mission at Newport Primary is to Nurture, Prepare, and Support our students. At the forefront of our mission is to provide our students with strong instruction to ensure they are proficient in reading and math before they enter the third grade. We will continue to set high expectations of our students, and we have high expectations of teachers and staff to help all NPS students learn and grow into well-rounded citizens.
As I reflect on last school year, I would like to thank all our parents and community members for their support and flexibility during virtual learning. Everyone contributed to create the best learning opportunities possible.
We are excited for another great school year at NPS! Please continue to visit our website for updates throughout the year and be sure to like our Facebook Page (Newport Primary School) where we post updates and pictures from events. And of course, please reach out to me with any questions or concerns that you may have, as we encourage you to be our partners in your child’s education. I assure you that I will always put our students first with every decision made.
~Matthew C. Atkins