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Superintendent's Office

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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.

From the Superintendent


Dear Parents and Guardians,


On behalf of the Board of Trustees, thank you for your support and partnership. We appreciate you nurturing and guiding your children. You truly are our students most important teachers. Your encouragement and teamwork are the reason why our students are so successful.


Educator and blogger Jennifer Hogan said, "It only takes one person, and one act of kindness, to inspire others and create change."


Our focus on our primary goal, that all students be college-, career- and life-ready, is showing results. There are more students involved in AVID than ever before. Reading and math results continue to increase. Our high school graduation rate is 93%, nine percentage points above the state average. The number of students who qualify for four-year colleges increased from 23% in 2006, to 48.5% last year. I see that as we have doubled the number of students with keys to open more doors. 


Life readiness includes mastering strategies for social-emotional health and artistic expression. Our work in Positive Behavior & Intervention Systems (PBIS), the efforts of our counselors and other health staff, and the formative work to implement our Arts Master Plan have all contributed to our progress in this area. Several incredible fine arts teachers are among our retirees, and we are very grateful for their commitment to transform lives.


Please remember to encourage your children to keep reading this summer. 


All the best to each and everyone of you,




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. 


Read more about us.