The first New Tech Network (NTN) school was founded in 1996, in Napa, California, as a collaboration between local entrepreneurs, teachers, and district leadership. There was a shared desire to reimagine the high school experience so that students developed the skills and experience necessary to pursue and achieve success after graduation.
Napa New Technology High School (NNTHS) was founded with a reimagined school experience that was the genesis of a new school model: an attention to student and adult culture, and college and career readiness through the pervasive use of project-based learning.
This innovative, whole school approach to teaching and learning attracted national philanthropic support resulting in the organization today. New Tech Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to systemic and equitable change in education. We center NTN schools — now more than 200 strong — as the units of change, and teachers and school leaders as the agents of that change. Partnering with district leaders makes change scalable and sustainable.