Welcome to Northern Lights School


Re-Imagining Education in Thunder Bay


Northern Lights School is developmentally appropriate, holistic, creative and relevant. We have chosen a Waldorf-inspired curriculum to support students unfold their potential by educating the whole child – head, heart and hands.

Through a connection to nature and learning through storytelling and the arts the children are supported in being happy, whole and healthy.


We grow one grade per year.  In 2023/24 we will offer Grade Six and grow each year to Grade Eight.

Important Notices


  • Accepting Applications for 2023/24 and 2024/2025
  • Visition time is welcome at the school on Wednesday mornings

Programs 2023-24

Community Supported Education


  • Parent & Child Program – Tapiola Nature Site
  • Co-op Preschool Mornings – Tapiola Nature Site – Mondays & Tuesdays
  • Kindergarten – JK  – Half & Full Day, Part or Full Time
  • Nature Kindergarten – JK – Tapiola Nature Site – Fridays
  • SK/Grade One
  • Grade Two/Three
  • Grade Four/Five/Six
  • Friday Nature Program – Tapiola Nature Site 
“Our highest endeavour must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives.”
Rudolf Steiner

About Us

Northern Lights School mission is to          re-imagine education in Thunder Bay.          We offer Community Supported Education – educating your child with an active partnership between teachers and parents.

Our Programs

The Waldorf curriculum stands behind our teachers as they meet each child as an individual.  Waldorf educates the whole child – body, soul and spirit and draws inspiration from nature, the arts, cultural wisdoms and the academic fields.

General Information

Click here for more information about the program days, hours and the application process.



Shop & Support Program

We have partnered with Warmth and Weather so you can order wool and wool/silk base layers, sweaters, hats, mitts and rainwear online and part of the sale supports the school.

Shop and Support

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday Tours of the School

Contact us to visit, meet us and children.

Waldorf Education:
Celebrating 100 Years of Education for the Head, Hands and Heart

The Waldorf education movement, with about 1,100 schools and over 2,000 kindergartens around the globe, has become the largest free school movement in the world.

Corporate Sponsors

Many Thanks to our Sponsors, Partners and Funders!

NorthWind Properties
LTL Group Ltd.
Alex Wilson
Ericksons LLP
Warmth & Weather
TBT Engineering
Harbour Metals

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