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Principal's Message

Welcome Back Navigators!


As we prepare for another school year I can’t help but think about the many reasons we are all so proud to call Hollister Prep School home.  For me, it is the amazing teachers and staff members who have dedicated themselves to helping our students succeed, the students who proudly wear the Navi blue, and our families who have chosen to entrust us as the educational choice for their children.  Knowing we are making a difference in the lives of hundreds of students gives provides us each with a strong sense of purpose and excitement.  And, as we begin the 2016-17 year, that energy is even more evident.


We are thrilled to welcome new and returning members of the Navigator staff and hope you share a smile with all of them when you see them on campus.  And, as you can tell, our founding 2nd grade class are preparing to become our first middle school students, making way for a whole new crop of fresh faced kindergarteners.  It is such an exciting time to be on campus and I can’t tell you how much it means to me to be a part of this journey.


Like many of my teammates, I joined Navigator Schools to become part of something bigger than myself.  I had been a classroom teacher in a traditional public school for years and knew that there was a different way to reach all students.  At Navigator, we take a no-excuses approach to everything and our perseverance is paying off.  Our teachers are enthusiastic supporters of the Navi coaching method and spent the two weeks before school started learning even more techniques to provide our students with the tools they need to be successful. Our test scores continue to surpass those of the majority of California schools and our approach to education garners attention from teachers and administrators from around the country. 


My heart and soul go into making HPS a safe and welcoming place for your students to learn, thrive, and achieve and I look forward to another year of being a part of this amazing team.  Thank you for trusting us with the role of educating your child.  It is a role we accept with great honor.





Heather Parsons