Northern Lights is a free K-8 public charter school devoted to exploration of our urban ecosystem, relationship-based learning, and educating curious critical thinkers.
Classes begin in Fall 2019.
Urgent Fundraising Need
Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Soo Dhawoow!
Northern Lights needs the support of our community
We have secured a location! We are not quite ready to announce, pending contract negotiations, but we anticipate being able to share details by the end of January. We will need to offer a security deposit on the building by mid-February, but unfortunately we cannot use grand funds for this, and we must fundraise!
To reach our fundraising goal, Northern Lights founders are seeking grants from foundations, business sponsorships, and donations from families!
Celebrating 2018, Looking Ahead
2018 was a big year for St. Paul School of Northern Lights! The first half of the year was spent reaching foundational organizational goals upon which to build future success. We were authorized by IQS, incorporated as a non-profit, and established our founding board. We commissioned a logo, established our website and social media presence, and secured a fiscal receiver as we wait for IRS approval for our 501c3 status.
Northern Lights shifted our focus in the second half of the year to community engagement. We hosted more than 250 families and educators at eight events in St. Paul.
2018 also saw fundraising successes for Northern Lights. Our first goal was for $850 due for our IRS application for 501c3 status, for which we raised $1,500. Our second fundraising success was raising $2,000 to pay a grant writer. In total, we raised 23% over our initial goals.