Principal's Page


I am proud to be working at Maple Shade High School in my 11th year.  As Principal of Maple Shade High School, my main role is to lead by example, build the positive character traits in our students and staff, and prepare our young adults for the real world.  We expect our graduates to be resilient learners with good work ethic when they progress to college and/or the workforce.

I was born in New York City and grew up in Bergen County, NJ.  We could see the skyline of New York from my hometown of Fair Lawn.  I graduated from Rutgers University in 1993 and began my teaching career as a Physical Education Teacher and Boys Volleyball Coach at East Brunswick High School.  We instituted Project Adventure ropes course instruction in Physical Education and won 2 Boys Volleyball NJ State Championships during that 7-year time span.  After completing my Graduate School of Educational Leadership Program at Rutgers University, I served as Assistant Principal at Carusi Middle School in Cherry Hil for three years.  In 2003, I was fortunate to come to Maple Shade School District and serve as the Maude Wilkins Elementary School Principal for four years.  This is a great community and when the High School Principal position became available, I could not resist.  

Maple Shade High School services 850 students in grades 7 through 12.  We have terrific staff and students who do incredible things every day.  Our staff members work tirelessly to meet each student's needs and push each to reach his/her potential.  Our after-school activities are extensive and highlighted by our theater program, DECA program, and sports programs.  Our AP course offerings have doubled over the past 10 years and our students are pushing themselves more and more each year in our honors classes.

Teachers who work at our school appreciate the small school where they can really get to know all students.  Our student leadership is very strong and constantly having a positive impact on the culture of our school.  We hope that everyone who stops by Maple Shade High School can get a feel for our wonderful school here in "The Shade."

We are all Wildcats!

Scott Arnauer