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 academics as well as and emphasis on social emotional learning. Northern Light School centers their programming around inclusivity, non-violence, 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 their worlds.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 168 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,500
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 20 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Northern Light School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
1989

Student Body

Total Students
168 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
90%
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade
Northern Light School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
polos & grey bottoms

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 20 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
65%
Admissions Director
Jill Diaz-Figueroa

School Notes

  • Northern Light School is committed to providing a high quality education that is accessible for all children, especially those who would not have the opportunity for a private school education.
  • The focus is on excellence in academics as well as social justice, 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 their worlds.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Northern Light School cost?

Northern Light School's tuition is approximately $14,500 for private students.

When is the application deadline for Northern Light School?

The application deadline for Northern Light School is Jan. 20 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 20 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 168 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,500
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 20 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Oakland, CA is $20,306 for elementary schools and $22,144 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Oakland, CA is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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