Our Mission & Core Values
IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING!
Commitment to Inclusion and Equity
At Northern Light School, we believe a diverse, inclusive, and equitable school community is critical for preparing passionate learners and engaged citizens. Inspired by the core ideals of the civil rights movement, NLS is deeply committed to advancing the cause of social justice through culturally responsive programming that affirms the diversity of our community and gives young people the tools to “promote the moral advancement of humanity,” as our mission powerfully states. We encourage all stakeholders – supporters, families, faculty, and most of all, students – to embrace differences, honor identity and value full membership and belonging for all.
At Northern Light School, we recognize the importance of creating a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students and staff members, including those who are part of the LGBTQ+ community. This includes respecting their right to express gender identity, modify gender expression when crucial to one’s well-being, and to respect the existence of and contribution of LGBTQ+ people throughout history. We understand that to be engaged in learning, one must feel safe to express oneself and feel valued as a member of the community.
Our commitment to fostering an inclusive learning environment stands in keeping with Northern Light’s historic commitment to diversity, empathy, and the pursuit of social justice.