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    Attention class of 2026! welcome to steam high school

    Freshman Orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 24, and Thursday, August 25, from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Paterson STEAM High School - 764 11th Avenue, Paterson, NJ. Additional details will follow. 

    Congratulations to the class of 2022!


    Robert Cuadra photos links to pdf for End Gun Violence FundraiserThis January, we lost our senior, Robert Cuadra, to senseless gun violence. In memory of Robert, we hosted our 1st Annual Gun Violence Awareness Walk. Money was raised to make a memorial donation to a Gun Violence Awareness Foundation and to create a Scholarship Fund in Robert’s name. You can make a donation by scanning the QR code

    Students, access your bookshelf at learning ally 

    Access a whole library of books at Choose Paterson Public Schools on the login page using your school Google account. Or download the Learning Ally app onto your device!

    Students, Access your tutoring 24/7 with by clicking on the icon in your ppsstudent google waffle menu

    Access through your ppsstudent Google waffle menu.

    Standard Bell schedule:

    Period Time
    1 8:20 — 9:00
    HR 9:04 — 9:18
    2 9:22 — 10:02
    3 10:06 — 10:46
    4 10:50 —11:30
    5 11:34 — 12:14
    6 12:18 — 12:58
    7 1:02 — 1:42
    8 1:46 — 2:26
    9 2:30 — 3:10

    Check your schedule for Room Numbers. You can use the map below to find your classes. 

    Building Map with Room Numbers

    Get your vaccination in Paterson, rides provided

    What to expect 2021-2022 school year

    Sign Link for Altice Optimum Free Internet 2 months

    For those that don't have WiFi at home, Optimum (Altice) is offering free WiFi for 2 months. Call 866-200-9522, ask for the sales department, and let them know you wish to qualify for the free service. Please pass this message along to those without internet service at home.

    Sign for Chromebook Loan Contract links to pdf of contract

    sign and link to Chromebook Loan contract in Spanish

    Bullying Stops Here

    Together, we keep HARP Academy of Health Science a safe and respectful place of learning for every student. 

    Click here to determine if an incident is harassment, intimidation, or bullying, and to REPORT.

    Paterson Board of Education Policy on Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (PDF)

    Anti-bullying Specialist for HARP Academy: Eileen Opromollo

    District Anti-bullying Specialist:  Nicole Y. Payne 973-321-0324

    District Anti-Bullying Report Card

    School ABR score is 66 out of 78

    District ABR score is 71 out of 78

    District Resources here.

    Awareness Events Tracker to increase student awareness of community

    HARP Post sign
    HARP News and Pics

    Congratulations to MP2 Honor Roll and Principal's List students! 

    Memorial Image of Robert Cuadra Class of 2022 Forever In Our Hearts

    Culture of Caring Special Edition October 2021

    HARP students reflect on how their individual experiences contribute to the school's diversity. Here are graphic representations of HARP students' individuality and the community's diversity! Each piece was made by a unique HARP individual. 

    snapshot of student graphic representations of their individuality

    Infinite Campus Parent Portal Point person Patricia Spiliotopoulos information belowInfinite Campus Parent Portal Point Person: Patricia Spiliotopoulos


    NJ Department of Education:

    Student Working Papers


    Upcoming events (2022-2023):

    Paterson Public Schools  COVID-19 Info.

    Sept. 7, Wed: First Day for Students

    Sept. 27, Tue: Back-to-School Night, 6-8 p.m.

    Oct. 5, Wed: Yom Kippur - No School

    Oct. 10, Mon: Italian Heritage Day; Indigenous People's Day - No School

    Oct. 13: MP1 Progress Reports

    Oct. 21, Fri: 1:00 Dismissal; Staff PD

    Nov. 8, Tue: Election Day; Staff In-service; Students - No School

    Nov. 9: MP1 Ends

    Nov. 10-11: NJEA Convention; Veterans' Day; No School

    Nov. 17, Thurs: Report Card Conferences 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    Nov. 22, Tue: 1:00 Dismissal 

    Nov. 23-25: Thanksgiving Break; No School

    Dec. 9, Fri: Staff PD; Students 1:00 Dismissal

    Dec. 16: MP2 Progress Reports

    Dec. 23: 1:00 Dismissal

    Dec. 26 - Jan. 2: Holiday Break; No School

    Jan. 13, Fri: Staff PD; Students 1:00 Dismissal

    Jan. 16, Mon: MLK, Jr. Birthday; No School

    Jan. 24: MP2 Ends

    Feb. 10: Staff PD; Students 1:00 Dismissal

    Feb. 16, Thurs: Report Card Conferences 4:30-6:30 p.m. 

    Feb. 20-24: Winter Break; No School; (break may be shortened if there are snow days to make up)

    March 3, Fri: Staff PD; Students 1:00 Dismissal

    March 6: MP3 Progress Reports 

    March 17, Fri: PEA and Students Early Dismissal

    April 3-10: Spring Break, Good Friday, Easter; No School; (break may be shortened if there are snow days to make up)

    April 11: MP3 Ends

    April 21, Fri: Eid Al Fitr observed; No School

    April 27, Thurs: Report Card Conferences 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

    May 12: MP4 Progress Reports; Staff PD; Students 1:00 Dismissal

    May 26, Fri: PEA and Students Early Dismissal

    May 29, Mon: Memorial Day; No School

    June 13: MP4 Ends

    June 19, Mon: Juneteenth; No School

    June 23, Fri: Last Day Students (tentative)  

    2022-2023 PPS School Calendar