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Patrick J. Sweeney, Ed. D.

Fran Carpenter
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent

Vera Morales
Administrative Assistant

(707) 253-3511
Fax (707) 253-3855
2425 Jefferson St.
Napa CA 94558

Strong Community Partners

Award-winning music, band, art, and athletic programs supported by boosters, parents, and community. Napa Learns Foundation, along with Vintner's, supporting 21st Century Learning.
Napa Valley Education Foundation has provided over one million dollars to schools since 1983. Napa Valley College and Napa County Office of Education - key partners in the District's success.

The NVUSD family is committed to transform learning through three inspiring goals:


1. Prepare all students for college and careers.

2. Provide equitable access and opportunities and close the achievement gap.

3. Instill 21st Century skills.


To achieve these goals, we are

  • implementing a new math curriculum more aligned to jobs needed in the 21st Century.

  • asking students to apply learning in real world experiences through an inquiry-based approach.

  • facilitating student experiences such as volunteering in the community, performing in the arts, or learning a language, to build and reinforce skills in the four C's (Communication, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Creativity).

  • engaging students in their learning, resulting in strong character development as evidenced by the state's recognition of Napa Valley schools' positive student behavior. 


The Board of Trustees approved a comprehensive Facilities Master Plan that addresses earthquake safety updates to buildings over thirty years old, creates learning environments that embrace technology and 21st Century needs, and addresses overcrowding in certain areas. 


Our students, teachers, staff, administrators, parents and community members are to be commended for their team approach to fulfilling these ambitious goals. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we thank you and invite you to get involved in these amazing and wonderful activities. 



Transforming Lives By Instilling 21st Century Skills

And Inspiring Lifelong Learning In Every Student

21st Century Approaches

Could we have imagined the changes in our world over the last five years? Ten years? Twenty years?  Likewise, we cannot fully predict the demands to be placed on our children in the future workplace and in society.  Our job is to prepare them for whatever lies ahead by developing skills which will serve them in any situation.  We refer to these skills which transcend time and cross over into multiple arenas as “21st Century Skills”. Click the link below to find out how every school challenges students to not only master rigorous California content standards, but also develop critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity, some of the most important of the 21st Century skills.

21st Century Teaching & Learning at NVUSD

NVUSD is preparing your student for college or a career in the 21st century ... check it out!


At NVUSD We Take Education Seriously

We believe in the power of 21st Century learning to transform education. We offer innovative approaches to learning , including Magnet and Charter Programs, Project-Based Learning, Advanced Learner Programs, and a commitment to College and Career Readiness.

Our schools are family-oriented places where professional and caring adults inspire children. We believe that our students’ future opportunities depend on the work we do together and we invite you to actively participate in this endeavor.

Our school board and staff are committed to ensuring all students learn. Together, we build collaborative relationships and are very focused on results.