Principal's Message

Dear Whaling City Families, 


It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself, Jamal Safi, as the new principal of Whaling City Junior/Senior High School.  My passion for supporting the education of all students has been an integral part of my career as an educator and administrator.  I have the belief that all students can achieve success within school and in life.  This can be provided through the best education to support learning opportunities and academic growth.  It will be my number one priority to ensure every student at Whaling City receives a well-rounded and meaningful education through academic, social, and emotional support.  


A well-rounded and meaningful education from passionate and dedicated teachers will enable learners to find their passions.  Whaling City will allow learners to cultivate and explore these passions through a rigorous and personalized education that will prepare them to reach their goals inside and outside the classroom. 


Most importantly, I believe a great and valuable education is not possible without the collaboration of all stakeholders.  Students, families, teachers, and staff develop can develop a shared understanding in which to promote the values of success and caring that are paramount in creating a shared environment to enrich the community of New Bedford.  With enthusiasm and pride I look forward to this opportunity to learn about the great school history and community.  I look forward to working with all of you and sharing continued success during the 2017-2018 school year.  


I invite you all to reach out to me if you have any questions, feedback, or ideas that you would like to discuss.  


Best Regards,





Jamal F. Safi, M.Ed.