NORTHERN LIGHT SCHOOL

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3710 DORISA AVE
OAKLAND, CA 94605
Phone: 510-957-0570
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Preschool - 8th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 9:1
  • Students/Grade: 17
  • Number Students: 170
  • Number Teachers: 10
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Camille Isle
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (40 ratings)
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    School Reviews (34 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-16
    "I have one son that attends Northern Light School and so far we are off to a great start. While it was very challenging to find a safe learning enviornment for my son, I was greatful to be referred to the Northen Light Family. After attending the summer program I realized that what this school had to offer was exactly what I needed for my son and that was structure and dedicated/compassionate staff members that believe in student success.So far we are very excited and my son loves learning at NLS, so for that I''m a proud parent of the NLS!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-27
    "I have one son that currently attends Northern Light School and one son that has graduated from NLS. I have been a NLS parent for over 7 years. My oldest was accepted to all 3 private high schools that he applied to. Then 8 out of 10 Universities that he recently applied to and is now attending a Private University for his freshman year. My youngest son is not only attending Northern Light School because of the success of his older brother but because he loves his school. This is very important to me. All schools are required to teach a specific curriculum, but what make s Northern Light School special is the children like going to school and love their teachers. It is an open learning environment where the kids are able to be who they are. A safe and loving school environment creates a student who loves to learn. Current NLS Parent"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-25
    "We enrolled our children at Northern Light last spring, and they began school this fall. Before school started, we were accosted by former parents and employees who tried to convince us that the School was "bad", and that we shouldn't pursue enrolling. To say the least, we were concerned. The things shared with us were so scathing, that we seriously considered saying "no". But the summer slipped away. It was time for school. We said we'd "try" it for the first few weeks and make a final decision for our family. Boy, are we glad that we did! Whatever those former parents and employees said was wrong, and (to be frank!) pretty cruel. We've got nothing but glowing reviews for Northern Light. Our kids are so happy. The education and programs offered are fantastic. We were told that the school wasn't making an effort to put its best foot forward, but it is. Our son is LOVING PE classes, and our daughter is thrilled that there is Drama Club. Every morning there's a whole-school assembly that offers students the chance to come together. Clearly, they're making an effort to prove they're committed to positive turn-around in light of whatever slander was spread. It really is a GREAT SCHOOL!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-28
    "I would NOT recommend this school to anyone. The students face hard reality when they go to High School, my son is one of them. He is so far behind in math. There is not consistency on anything. The change the curriculum almost every year since the new principal came to NLS and when things started to go down hill, she doesn't know how to handle discipline at all. Some teachers have their boyfriends working there and they hang in the classrooms all day. NLS is not what it used to be. Not a good school at all."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-27
    "Two years ago, we moved our oldest daughter out of a top pre-school in Piedmont to attend Northern Light School's pre-kindergarten program, and have since entered her younger sister into the school. Now in our second year at Northern Light -- our kindergartner has a passion for learning, is excelling in her studies, has made good friends, and loves her teacher. Our pre-schooler is engaged and having fun, building a strong set of foundational skills, and performing at an academic level that is beyond her years. The administration and faculty are caring and constantly looking for new ways to enhance the curriculum and community at Northern Light School. The student experience is made more dynamic through exposure to community leaders, coaches, and speakers from top businesses, professional teams, and philanthropic organizations from around the bay. We are happy to have found Northern Light School two years ago, and look forward to the years to come. Our children are experiencing something special, and are growing as students and citizens of the broader community. What more could we ask for?"
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