Northern Lights School

Northern Lights School, steeped in Waldorf practices and philosophy, strives to engage the mind, ignite the imagination and strengthen the will as children develop initiative, creativity and life skills.
Northern Lights meets the challenges of an ever-changing world with an education that addresses the whole human being.
This approach supports each stage of development with academic, artistic, physical and social activities that draw forth each child's unique capacities.
It is recognized that the Waldorf School movement comes closer than any other educational philosophy to realizing these ideals in our children.

School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other special emphasis association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students43 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Northern Lights School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers1 teacher
Student : Teacher Ratio43:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to Northern Lights School is Northwood School (6.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Bernards School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Agnes School (6.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Saranac Lake
    St. Bernards School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-5 | 88 students
    0.6 miles
    63 River St
    Saranac Lake, NY 12983
    (518) 891-2830
    0.6 K-5
    88
  • Lake Placid
    St. Agnes School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-3 | 117 students
    6.4 miles
    2322 Saranac Ave
    Lake Placid, NY 12946
    (518) 523-3771
    6.4 PK-3
    117
  • Lake Placid
    Grades: 9-12 | 190 students
    6.8 miles
    92 Northwood Rd
    Lake Placid, NY 12946
    (518) 523-3357
    6.8 9-12
    190
  • Lake Placid
    National Sports Academy
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: 8-12 | 84 students
    7.4 miles
    821 Mirror Lake Drive
    Lake Placid, NY 12946
    (518) 523-3460
    7.4 8-12
    84
  • Lake Placid
    Grades: 7-12 | 51 students
    7.5 miles
    386 River Road
    Lake Placid, NY 12946
    (518) 523-4300
    7.5 7-12
    51

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