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Programs

Classes

6
Visual Arts
including: Ceramics
2
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
2
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Choir / Chorus
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Poetry
Media arts None
Visual arts Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Sculpture
Textiles
World languages taught Chinese - Mandarin
Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Humanities
Mathematics
Multiculturalism / Global
Service learning
Social justice
Instructional / curriculum models used College preparatory
Core Knowledge
Gifted / High performing
Montessori
Multi-aged classrooms
Project-based
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 2 years old

Support

14
Facilities
including: Learning lab
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Career/college counseling
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Tutoring
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of special education programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Facilities Access to farm or natural area
Sports Fields
Audiovisual aids
Chapel / spiritual reflection center
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Learning lab
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Playground
Science lab

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 79% 6%
Hispanic 10% 52%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
White 2% 26%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

3
Girls Sports
including: Basketball
3
Boys Sports
including: Soccer
9
Clubs
including: Student newspaper
Clubs (misc.) Roots & Shoots
  Tools for Peace
Girls sports Basketball
Soccer
Softball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Soccer
Clubs Community service
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Gardening
Homework help / Study buddy club
Math club
Model UN
Recycling club
Student newspaper
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
After school end time 6:00 PM
Before school start time 7:00 AM
After school program offered Yes
Summer program offered Yes

After school program

Program name AfterCare
About the program Provides homework help, art classes, sports, movement, cooking
Types of activities "Arts (visual, literary, dance, theater, and/or music)"
Academic (homework help and/or standards-based programs)
Athletics
Life skills
Days offered Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school? Yes
What grades can participate? K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Is there a fee for the program? Yes
Is financial aid available? Yes
How can parents find out more about fees? Call
Website Www.northernlightschool.com
Phone number (510) 957-0570

Summer program

Program name Northern Light School Summer Program
About the program Provides academic, artistic, athletic, and life skills enrichment.
Types of activities Arts
Academic
Athletic
Life_skills
Science Nature
Technology
Dates offered (start) 07/08/2013
Dates offered (end) 08/02/2013
Days offered Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Start time 8:30 AM
End time 3:30 PM
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school? Yes
What grades can participate? K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Is there a fee for the program? Yes
Is financial aid available? Yes
How can parents find out more about fees? Call
Before / after care offered Before
After
Before care begins 7:00 AM
After care ends 6:00 PM
Website Www.northernlightschool.com
Phone number (510) 957-0570

Culture

Dress code Uniforms
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Volunteer time after school
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
Students typically come from these schools Public
  Parochial
  Private
Students typically continue on to these schools Boarding Schools (Robert Louis Stevenson, Saint George's Rhode Island, Eastside College Preparatory)
  Private Independent (San Francisco Waldorf School, Bay School, Marin Academy, College Preparatory)
  Parochial (Holy Names High School, Saint Mary's College High School, Bishop O'Dowd)

Teachers

13
Staff
including: Art teacher
Staff Art teacher
College counselor
Computer specialist
Gardening teacher
Instructional aide / coach
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Reading specialist
School social worker / counselor
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor
World languages spoken by staff Mandarin
French
Spanish
Tagalog

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner The First Tee
Partner website Http://www.thefirsttee.org/Club/Scripts/Home/home.asp
Partner Junior Giants Program
Partner website Http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/sf/community/gcf/juniorgiants.jsp
Partner The Oakland Zoo
Partner website Http://www.oaklandzoo.org

Enrollment

Learn more Http://northernlightschool.com/admissions/
Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Contact the school / Multiple deadlines
Vouchers accepted No
Financial aid offered Yes
Financial aid type School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012