Details overview

Hours 08:20 AM - 03:30 PM
School leader Mr. Nigel Whittington
Transportation options Yes
Preschool capacity 24
Summer program Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule Block scheduling
Homeroom/advisory
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Humanities
Multiculturalism / Global
Social justice
Instructional / curriculum models used College preparatory
Core Knowledge
Montessori

Classes

3
Visual Arts
including: Painting
2
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Choir / Chorus
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Media arts None
Visual arts Ceramics
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
World languages taught Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None

Support

7
Facilities
including: Sports Fields
Facilities Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Kitchen
Playground
Science lab
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Tutoring
Level of special education programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Type of center In-school
Early childhood starting age 3 years old
Certified and/or licensed Yes
Accredited No
Days open Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Requirements for attending Potty trained and immunizations
Weekly cost range (low) $260
For the year 2015
Payment schedule Monthly
Financial aid options Sibling Discount
Sliding Fee Scale
Accepts State Subsidy
Preschool meals offered Morning Snack
Evening Snack
Social emotional skills development Montessori classroom.
Math skills development Montessori classroom.
Reading skills development Montessori classroom.
Typical day and activities In a Montessori classroom students start the day with Practical Life activities followed by Language and Math work. After morning academic work, students have Circle Time, snack, plenty of outside play time, nap or rest time, singing, and art.
Required credentials for lead staff Child development associate (CDA) credential
% of early learning staff that holds a credential or certification 26%-50%
Maximum number of infants per adult 0
Maximum number of toddlers per adult 0
Maximum number of 2 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 3 year olds per adult 12
Maximum number of 4 year olds per adult 12
Maximum number of kindergartners per adult 21
Maximum number of school-age children per adult 0

Dig deeper


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

5
Girls Sports
including: Volleyball
6
Boys Sports
including: Soccer
3
Clubs
including: Student council / government
Girls sports Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Basketball
Golf
PE classes
Soccer
Track
Volleyball
Clubs Community service
Student council / government
Yearbook
Clubs (misc.) Roots & Shoots
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 07:00 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM
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
Visit website
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

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize fundraising events
Volunteer in the classroom
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)
  Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School
Parent involvement details We engage our parents by supporting our Parent Teacher Community organization, school events including: Welcome Fiesta, Year End Celebration, Jog-A-Thon and volunteer commitment.

Teachers

3
Staff
including: Coach(es)
Staff Coach(es)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options Accessible via public transportation
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

Application/ enrollment process details All students must submit an online application, letter of recommendation, complete reading, writing, and math assessments, and shadow for a day.
Learn more Http://northernlightschool.com/admissions/
Application requirements Application
Application fee
Entrance exam
Recommendations
Transcript
Type of application deadline Rolling
Application submission begins 10/05/2015
Application deadline 01/14/2016
Application fee amount $60
Application fee waivers available? No
Tuition range (low) $9,350
Tuition range (high) $9,850
For the year 2015-2016
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Vouchers accepted No

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012