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St. Paul School of Northern Lights endeavors to model and share best practices in progressive education. We resolve to create an enduring community fully participating in a democratic society that relies on an educated populus, embarking on a lifetime of inquiry and advocacy.

Goals and values

  • Improve all pupil learning and all student achievement (per MN Statute 124E.01)

  • Create an equitable learning environment where students, families, and teachers will feel valued and empowered

  • Promote the pursuit of intercultural competence, proving diversity as an educational strength

  • Inspire and improve public schools and their communities through place-based education

  • Provide professional development opportunities and invite educational dialogue for and with the greater community

  • Build stronger communities, one student at a time