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Hours 8:20 AM - 3:30 PM
School leader Mrs. Kaamil Bey
Transportation options None
Summer program Yes

Programs

Classes

3
Visual Arts
including: Ceramics
2
Music
including: Vocal lessons / coaching
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Instrumental and theory music lessons
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Media arts None
Visual arts Ceramics
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
World languages taught Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus Humanities
Multiculturalism / Global
Social justice
Instructional / curriculum models used College preparatory
Core Knowledge
Montessori
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old

Support

10
Facilities
including: Audiovisual aids
Extra learning resources 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
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
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

6
Girls Sports
including: Track
4
Boys Sports
including: Golf
5
Clubs
including: Yearbook
Clubs (misc.) Roots & Shoots
Girls sports Basketball
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Basketball
Golf
Soccer
Track
Clubs Community service
Homework help / Study buddy club
Model UN
Student council / government
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 The goals of the Extended Day Program are to increase student achievement, increase engagement in school, increase physical fitness and provide a safe environment for students during the after school hours. Sample activities include: Check-in and Nutritious Snack Homework/SSR (or Study Hall) - Quiet time to work on homework or read silently Enrichment Workshops (Winter offerings) - Yoga, Hip Hop, TechnoKids, Improv, Chess and African Drumming & Dance Outside Play - Cooperative Games
Types of activities "Arts (visual, literary, dance, theater, and/or music)"
Academic (homework help and/or standards-based programs)
Athletics
Life skills
Operated by Ilana Andújar
Days offered Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Start time 7:00 AM
End time 6:00 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
Website Http://www.northernlightschool.com/extracurricular/index.cfm
Phone number (510) 957-0570

Summer program

Program name Northern Light School Summer Program
About the program Northern Light School’s Summer School Enrichment Program provides a quality summer enrichment experience that encourages intellectual, physical, social and emotional experiences for the Northern Light student. This goal is met by providing various research-based hands-on activities that allow children to explore a range of topics, including (but not limited to) Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Technology and Engineering.
Types of activities Arts
Academic
Athletic
Life_skills
Language
Science Nature
Technology
Dates offered (start) 07/06/2015
Dates offered (end) 07/31/2015
Days offered Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Start time 9:00 AM
End time 3:00 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
Website
Before / after care offered Before
After
Before care begins 7:30 AM
After care ends 5:30 PM
Website Http://www.northernlightschool.com/extracurricular/summer-enrichment.cfm
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
Monitor the playground
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Volunteer in the classroom
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

9
Staff
including: Reading specialist
Staff Art teacher
Computer specialist
Gardening teacher
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Reading specialist
Tutor
World languages spoken by staff Spanish

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
Partner Oakland Girls Softball League
Partner website Http://www.ogsl.org

Enrollment

Learn more Http://northernlightschool.com/admissions/
Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Rolling
Tuition range (low) $3000
Tuition range (high) $10000
For the year 2014-2015
Vouchers accepted No
Financial aid offered Yes
Financial aid type School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012