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.

Important Notices


  • Open House – May 11 – 4:00-6:00 – See the school, meet the teachers and ask your questions.  Redwood Park location.
  • Update – Parent & Child Drop-In – Tapiola Nature Site – Spring Term – March 23 – May 25
  • Offering PD Nature Program at Tapiola Nature Site
  • Continuing to Accept Registration 2022/23 for Full & Part time JK/SK, Grades 1- 5. Friday Nature Program
  • Accepting Registrations for 2023/24
  • New location – Redwood Park Centre,  next to Chapples Park, Thunder Bay

Program 2023-24

Community Supported Education

  • Preschool – Home Childcare Locations – Half & Full Day, Full and Part Time  
  • Co-op Preschool Mornings – Tapiola Nature – Mondays & Tuesdays
  • Kindergarten – JK & SK – Half & Full Day, Part or Full Time 
  • Nature Kindergarten – JK & SK – Tapiola – Wednesdays
  • Grade One
  • Grade Two/Three 
  • Grade Four/Five/Six
  • Friday Nature Program – Tapiola 
  • PD Days Program – Tapiola
“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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