High School

1302 North Street
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 596-7000
Attendance: (360) 596-7003
Fax: (360) 596-7001

Matt Grant

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Principal of Olympia High School


University of Puget Sound Graduated 1989 B.A. in History and Minor in Math
Harvard University 1990 Masters in Teaching and Curriculum
Harvard University 1994 Certificate of Advanced Study in Administration


Serving the Olympia School District:

Matt just started his twenty-sixth year in the Olympia School District.  He began his career as a social studies teacher and Vice Principal before becoming the Principal at OHS about fifteen years ago.

Growing up in Walla Walla, Matt comes from a family of educators and five generations of farmers.   Matt graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 1989 as a History Major and Math Minor.  He played tennis and ran cross-country in college.  Matt then attended Harvard University for graduate school receiving his masters in teaching in 1990 and administrative credentials in 1994.  Professionally, Matt is most proud of his students’ success and has received numerous awards for promoting social justice and diversity both in and out of the school. 

Administrative Responsibilities at OHS 

  • Administrative Assistants
  • AmeriCorps
  • Appeals (grades, credits, discipline)
  • Assistant Principals
  • AVID
  • Budget
  • Career Specialist
  • Department Head Meetings
  • Faculty Meetings
  • Bear Time
  • Graduation
  • Graduation Specialist
  • GRuB
  • Main Office
  • Master Schedule
  • Professional Development
  • Site Council
  • Social Studies
  • Staffing
  • Visitation