• Dr. Annmarie O'Brien Welcome to the 2017-18 school year!

    We extend a warm welcome to our new teaching staff joining NWABSD from regions throughout Alaska and across our great Nation, our returning staff, and students. 

    The school year opens with the Principal Inservice: July 31- August 4, new Teacher Inservice: August 7, all Staff Inservice: August 8-11, and the first day of school Wednesday, August 16.

    If you are new to the District, you can access an enrollment packet on our website: http://www.nwarctic.org  or from the school secretary the week before the start of school.

    I look forward to meeting and working with you to support our students and staff as together we embrace and promote the District's mission: “TO PROVIDE A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT THAT INSPIRES AND CHALLENGES STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES TO EXCEL.”


    Annmarie O'Brien

    Dr. Annmarie O'Brien, Superintendent

    MISSION: To provide a learning environment that inspires and challenges students and employees to excel.

    VISION: To graduate all students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for a successful future.

    VALUES: respect, hard work, cooperation, perseverance, ability to adapt, belief in yourself, learning, resilience, accountability


  • Language Preservation Videos NEW! Language Preservation Videos - Watch and listen to elders, recorded over 30 years ago, share stories in the Inupiaq language of tradition, culture, history, hunting and survival.

  • School Board Awards The School Board - Meet the people who are working hard to make our district a better place.

  • Activities District Activities - Find out what events are happening around the region, and how you can see them happen.

  • Snow machines Featured Media - Pictures and video are worth more than a thousand words in the northwest arctic.

  • Parent and Student Parents - Excellent resources are available to help parents help their students.