General Information

Northern Lights School 2023-24

  • Kindergarten  is 4 days a week from 9:00 – 3:15. Program options are 2, 3, 4 or 5 days, full day or half days.  Supervised outside arrival between 8:45 – 9:00.
  • Grades SK/ One, Two/Three,  Four/Five/Six is a 4 day program.
  • Friday Nature Program is from 9:00 – 3:00 with supervised outside arrival between 8:45 – 9:00.  This program is for ages 5+ to Grade 5/6.  The program is carried by 2 teachers that divide the children at certain points of the day for different activities.
  • The 2023/24 school year is from September 5 – June 14.  There is a 2 week Christmas Break and a 2 week March Break. There is a 2 day autumn mid-term break and  2 days for Parent Teacher meetings in which classes are not in session.
  • The program is at Redwood Park Church on Monday to Thursday.  The Parent & Child, Co-op Nature Preschool, Nature Kindegarten (4 year olds) and Friday Nature program (5+ years) are at Tapiola Nature site.

Procedure for Application

  1. Parents submit the application form with a copy of the child’s birth certificate and a recent photo of the child. Applications are submitted on-line or to Northern Lights School, 250 Dog Lake Rd., Thunder Bay, Ont.,P7G 2G2. A non-refundable fee of $100 is required with the application. E-transfers to [email protected]. Cheques are to be made out to ‘Northern Lights School’.
  2. Once the application has been received a parent-teacher meeting will be held within 3 weeks of receiving the application. The meeting is to be held without the child present. Kindergarten applications require a home visit by the teacher with the child present.  These are not required with re-enrolment, except by the request of a teacher.
  3. A confirmed acceptance of the child will be made and the parents notified within 3 days, unless further information is needed for acceptance. A time will be set-up for a visit to the child’s home.
  4. Upon acceptance 10% of the tuition is required and a signed Enrolment Contract.  In signing the contract, the parents are making a commitment for the school year.

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