Welcome to Northern Lights School! Established in 1996, Northern Lights School is a nature based, Waldorf-inspired school for the very young and their families.
Northern Lights School
P.O. Box 228/57 Church Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Tel: (518) 891-3206
The entrance to our School is through the wooden gate nearest to St. Bernard’s. Proceed through the gate and down the ramp. We are located in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church on 57 Church Street.
School Closed for the Year
Please contact us if you are an essential worker and need childcare.
As a result of the State of Emergency declared by the Counties of Essex and Franklin in consultation with public health officials, Northern Lights School will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. We have made this decision in consultation with the Saranac Lake Central School District, other area childcare providers, the agencies to which we are accountable, and our faculty and board.
Please reach out to us if you need any assistance during this time. We are here to support each other as best we can.
Here are a some links that you might find helpful.
Resources from the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations
Tips for Helping Your Child During the Pandemic
Children's Stories in Times of Trouble
NLS on NCPR!
NLS was happy to welcome Todd Moe to our school to visit while the children made their traditional bread. Listen to the story:
Are you a new parent or guardian and feeling especially isolated right now? Northern Lights School is offering a free, remote support and social group for parents and guardians of babies in the first year. Please join us for sharing of ideas, questions, struggles, joys, support and friendship. We have a facebook group and will also share zoom meetings and anything else we can think of to feel connected. Please email me, for more info or to join.
Open House: Cancelled
We are preparing a virtual tour . Contact us with any questions.
Come visit with our teachers, see our classrooms, have tea and bread. Northern Lights School has so much to offer children and families in a unique setting and personalized programming. Let us share with you! RSVP is not required, but helpful if possible. Call 518.891.3206 or email