Mr. Capuano

Midland Park Jr./Sr. High School
Mr. Nicholas Capuano
Email: [email protected]    
phone: 2
Secretary - Mrs. Barbara Rasmussen
Email: [email protected]

Welcome our Midland Park Community!!

Whether you are a parent, student, or prospective family thinking about moving to Midland Park, I welcome you.

It is often said that Midland Park High School provides a private school experience within a public school setting. Our high school and middle schools are set apart by their unique blend of rigorous curricula, engaging instruction, and dynamic range of afterschool activities, including competitive sports, performing arts, and enrichment. Combined, all of these attributes give our students a full range of opportunities to pursue an all-encompassing school experience that rivals the best in the area and that, most importantly, prepares them for future success as productive members of society. At Midland Park High School, we give our students all of the tools that they need to achieve their personal best. Our students have access to:

  • Ranked in the top 25 percent (ranked 68) of all New Jersey high schools, in NJ Monthly magazine
  • Graduating 96 percent of students who will attend post high school education
  • Small class sizes: Our student/faculty ratio is 3.9. The state average is 11.2
  • Advanced certified faculty and staff, who guide, nurture, and bring out the best in their students
  • Senior Internship Option II, which provides an alternative to the traditional graduation requirements so that students can experience multiple paths of interest
  • 90% of the class pursuing higher education
  • 92% Passing Rate on AP Testing Scores (2023).
  • 49 students took 89 AP exams.
  • National AP District Honor Roll Recipient (2013 & 2019).
  • Expanding dual enrollment opportunities and establishing partnerships with 5 local universities.
  • MPHS offers 40 classes that offer college credit opportunities:
    • 20 dual enrollment & 20 AP classes.
  • 17 honors-level courses offered.
  • Distinguished Holocaust education program.
  • Awarded Bosch Grant for STEM program $20k annually.
  • Awarded the Advanced Computer Science Competitive grant for $43,000 from the state of NJ.
  • Sustainable Jersey for Schools Bronze Award recipient.
  • Students awarded the Seal of Bi-literacy
  • 9th year in row Midland Park is recognized for best communities for Music Education in the nation for 2023.
  • Regionally ranked Marching Band
  • MPHS musical participates in the Papermill Playhouse Rising Star & Metropolitan Theater.
  • MPHS students participate in the Bergen County Teen Arts Festival annually.
  • 18 Bergen Record “Athletes of the Week”
  • Sports offerings:
    • MPHS- 21 sports
    • Middle School- 11 sports

While our middle school shares the same campus as our high school, our 7th and 8th graders are in a separate wing of the school. Since these students are in the same building, our middle school students are invited to participate in many high school extras they would never experience, including high school level sports teams, Marching Band, and performance arts programs. 

I am profoundly proud of our schools and the dedicated faculty and staff to come here every day to help enrich the experience of their students. There is a climate and culture that honors and celebrates diversity, promotes tolerance, and ensures the respect and worth of every individual.  I am also deeply honored to join with our students and their families in giving our children a strong foundation on which to grow and succeed. Thank you for the privilege to serve you.

For more information you can visit our school profile on our guidance webpage or our Performance Report on the DOE website:

Midland Park High School is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and is an active participant in the Continuous School Improvement program operated by the Middle State Association.  We are also a full-standing member of the Coalition of Essential Schools. 

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