Welcome to Northern Light School
Northern Light School is a dynamic institute of learners, educators and families who come together for the betterment of the individual and the whole community. An oasis of kindness in a world that is often very cruel, our students thrive as they are given agency to be themselves while striving for academic excellence.
Rooted in Oakland since 1989, NLS truly implements a whole student approach which empowers every one of our community members to embrace and explore their identities and experiences in a safe and authentic way. Our faculty and staff are energized and engaged across Pre-K to 8th grades, with everyone in our school knowing and supporting each other. In my 25 years as an educator I have never seen a community that is as close-knit as Northern Light School. It's a dream come true for me to be the Head of School here and I know that our young people embrace the NLS motto of "impossible is nothing" as they carry with them the mission of Northern Light School from here to the world!
Head of School