The Past
Northern Lights School is a non-profit organization founded in 1997 by a group of dedicated parents seeking an educational foundation for their children that would nurture whole-child development and a life-long love of learning.  We have provided an alternative educational experience for area children for over 20 years and have offered parents a supportive community in which their children grow into confident and compassionate adult inspired to create positive change in the world.
The Present
Northern Lights School is located in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church in Saranac Lake, NY offering early childhood education and continuity of care for infants and toddlers.
We are a certified NYS daycare (license #790466), a preschool , and offer programming for the very young toddler.  Northern Lights faculty are members of the Waldorf Education Association of North America.  
Community service is one of our core values.  Parent support through free educational parent evenings, community forums, and childbirth classes are all central to this mission.  This has proven more difficult through this pandemic, but not impossible as we strive to help each other through these stressful times.