Welcome to Northern Lights School! Established in 1997, Northern Lights School is a play and nature-based school

for the very young and their families.

$5,000 Donation Matching Challenge!

A donor will match up to $5,000 in contributions toward the building improvement fund.  Will you participate in this match?  Please write "Match" on your check.

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NLS is accepting enrollment reservations for the 2021-2022 school year.  Download yours here:  Enrollment Reservation

Call to schedule a personal tour with a teacher, see our classrooms, and 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! 


Call 518.891.3206 

Email info@northernlightsschool.org

We are Moving!

Northern Lights School is thrilled to announce that we are moving to the old Lake Colby School at 26 Trudeau Road this summer!  We expect to open for the fall school year at our new home.  Read the story from the Adirondack Daily Enterprise at this link:  https://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/news/local-news/2021/02/northern-lights-buying-colby-school/

Procedures and policies are in place in accordance with the CDC, NYS Department of Health, and NYS Office of Children and Family Services.  Our Reopening Plan can be found here:  NLS Reopening Plan March 15, 2021


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 Vannesa at vannesa@northernlightsschool.org for more info or to join.

Northern Lights School

P.O. Box 228/57 Church Street

Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Tel: (518) 891-3206

Email:  info(at)northernlightsschool.org


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.

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