Northern Lights

3710 Dorisa Ave,
Oakland, CA, 94605-0946
Tel: (510)957-0570
Northern Light School is committed to providing a high quality education for children from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, especially those who would not have the opportunity for a private school education.
The faculty and staff create an atmosphere in which every child can grow academically, emotionally, physically, and spiritually, to become healthy, productive members of their families and communities.
The focus is on excellence in teaching basic academics as well as non-violence, acceptance of differences, respect for the environment, and the moral advancement of humanity, so that the children develop an understanding that they have a responsibility to make a difference in the lives of others.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Other special emphasis association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 9

Student Body

Total Students 152 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 95%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Northern Lights Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bishop O Dowd High School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Color Me Children (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Dr Herbert Guice Christian Academy (2.4 miles away)
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  • Oakland Bishop O Dowd High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    9500 Stearns Avenue
    Oakland , CA , 94605
    (510)577-9100
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.6  mi  |  1164  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Oakland
    Color Me Children
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    8115 Fontaine
    Oakland , CA , 94605
    (510)430-1322
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    0.8  mi  |  33  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Oakland
    Candell's College Preparatory Academy
    (Christian)
    9050 Mcgurrin Rd
    Oakland , CA , 94605
    (510)867-0390
    (Christian)
    0.9  mi  |  54  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Oakland
    Ile Omode    
    (Nonsectarians)
    8924 Holly St
    Oakland , CA , 94621
    (510)632-8230
    (Nonsectarians)
    1.5  mi  |  105  students  |  Gr.  NS-8
  • San Leandro Anchor Education
    (Brethren)
    Po Box 368
    San Leandro , CA , 94577
    (510)786-4188
    (Brethren)
    2  mi  |  9  students  |  Gr.  6-12

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