Mission: Northstar School aims to promote human excellence by cultivating students, in every grade level, to possess a well-trained mind, healthy body, good manners, and exceptional character. Northstar provides a holistic education where we present developmentally appropriate curriculum that fosters love of learning, curiosity, mastery of core concepts, imagination, and a deep respect for the natural world in a dynamic way that cultivates spiritual, physical, intellectual, and social growth.
Target demographics: cultivate spiritual, physical, intellectual and social growth in children
Direct beneficiaries per year: 150 students
Geographic areas served: the San Francisco Bay Area
Programs: an integrated and comprehensive curriculum in all core subjects. Our curriculum meets each stage of the child’s development and fosters healthy inquiry and a deep respect for nature. Instruction in different modalities develops the capacities of students across the subject areas. Early exposure to quality literature and experiential math instruction provide students with the platform from which they will flourish. Encouraging students to view the wonder of the natural world as well as look into history for lessons and inspiration rounds off their core subjects to provide each child with an intellectual capacity to explore their interests and find their life long passion.
Northstar School has helped my children immensely achieve their goals as they grow into young men. The staff is easy to work with and helps our family whenever needed. My children look forward to going to school every morning.
I have been a substitute teacher for 2 years at Northstar. Being there on a need basis, Northstar offered me a year long position as a teacher. I was able to witness first hand their dedication getting to know each student by being engaged in their academic and social life. This is shown by prospective parents going through an interview process, deeper than that, they provide licenced therapists with workshops for the Middle School monthly and give ongoing parent workshops with these therapists. I have found a home at this school, without having children myself Northstar has given me a heartfelt welcome and appreciation being a substitute teacher. I am so invested in the schools future and success that I am an active member in their PTO and volunteer for community events.
This is an incredible organization that works at building not only a school but a community. It teaches it childrens to be responsible human beings that are not only concerned about their grades, but also about taking care of the earth and the outside community.