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The future needs a different student!

Small accepting learning community

Environmental focus

Authentic hands-on projects

Students drive their education.

Northern Lights Community School is a tuition free public charter school for grades 6-12 located in Warba, MN and is open to any student in the state. NLCS is an independent public school and is considered by the state of Minnesota to be an independent school district.

Currently we have 90+ students enrolled at NLCS. We are now accepting applications for the 2014 - 2015 school year. If you would like to know more about this process, you can find enrollment forms under "Student Life".


Northern Lights Community School

305 Bridge Street Warba, MN 55793

Phone: 218-492-4400

District 4146

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Northern Lights Community School Mission Statement

Northern Lights Community School will create a safe, small and enthusiastic

learning community in which all students are known well, taught as individuals,

and encouraged to be good stewards of our environment.


Every student will be treated as a unique individual and will each have a Personalized Learning Plan (PLP).

Every student will be ensured a safe family-oriented learning environment that focuses on continual growth.

Every student will learn to be environmental stewards community service oriented citizens.

Every student will acquire essential life skills to ensure success in the 21st century.

Every student will learn through authentic hands-on projects.

Every student will have autonomy over their education as they drive toward mastery.
Proud Member of the International Green Schools Alliance

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The future needs a different student.
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2007-2009 Northern Lights Community School
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