On September 11, 1989, 12 little ones and four co-directors who were eager to educate the hearts and minds of the Bay Area's children, walked through the doors of Northern Light for the very first day of school. Those 12 little ones arrived dressed sharply in their school uniforms, so excited to begin their journey. It was such a magnificent day of incredible accomplishments and dreams coming true, and to commemorate this first day, we established Morning Circle. It was a very special time when each and everyone involved in this journey came together and shared their hopes and dreams for the future. In reaching out to over 300 of our graduates, their fondest memories are of this very special gathering every morning before the day begins, when everyone comes together as a family to celebrate our community.
As the years progressed, Morning Circle became a community highlight. It is a time for our students, faculty, and families to come together in community to share and celebrate the things that are most important in our lives. During Morning Circle we affirm our community values through discussing world events, celebrating important days, honoring cultural heritage, hosting diverse speakers and performers, and so much more.