Message from the Principal

  • Dear Patterson High School Community,

    I am thrilled and honored to be the principal of Paterson High School. As I step into this role, I am filled with a profound sense of excitement and responsibility.

    I come to Patterson High School with a deep passion for education and a strong belief in the power of schools to transform lives. My vision for our school is one of inclusivity, innovation, and continuous improvement. Together, we will strive for excellence in all aspects of education, ensuring that every student who walks through our doors is given the tools, opportunities, and support they need to succeed.

    At Patterson High School, we are not just building students' academic futures; we are shaping responsible, compassionate, and well-rounded individuals who will make a positive impact on society. To achieve this, we will focus on:

    1. Academic Excellence: We will maintain our commitment to rigorous academics and provide a diverse range of courses to meet the unique interests and needs of our students. Our educators are dedicated to fostering critical thinking, creativity, and a lifelong love of learning.

    2. Inclusivity and Diversity: Our school is a place where diversity is celebrated, and every student feels valued and respected. We will continue to promote an inclusive and welcoming environment that embraces our differences and encourages empathy and understanding.

    3. Innovation: Education is ever evolving, and we will embrace innovation in teaching and learning. We will explore new technologies, teaching methods, and interdisciplinary approaches to prepare our students for the challenges and opportunities of the future.

    4. Community Engagement: Building strong connections between our school, families, and the wider community is essential. We will work collaboratively with parents, guardians, and community partners to provide a holistic education that supports the growth and well-being of our students.

    I am excited to embark on this journey with you, and I look forward to working with each of you—students, parents, faculty, and staff. Together, we will write the next chapter in the story of Patterson High School, a chapter filled with achievement, growth, and success.

    Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with your thoughts, ideas, and concerns. Your input is invaluable, and I am here to listen and learn from you.

    Thank you for entrusting me with the privilege of leading this outstanding school. Let's make each school year one of inspiration, achievement, and memorable moments.


    Amy Vaccarella


    Amy Vaccarella, M.Ed.


    Patterson High School


Principal, Amy Vaccarella