School board election is October 29 from 7:45 am to 3:15 pm in the front office. There is one board position available for the parent/guardian of a currently enrolled student.

Eligible voters are parents/guardians of current students, students 18+, staff, and current board members.

Connection to the land
Developing critical thinking skills
Students design their learning
Field Studies allow for discovery
Collaboration on Projects

Northern Lights Community School is a tuition free public charter school for grades 6-12 located in Warba, MN. NLCS is an environmental project based school that is authorized by the Audubon Center of the North Woods.

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NLCS Four Pillars

Small accepting learning community

Environmental focus

Authentic hands-on projects

Students drive their education


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

305 Bridge Street Warba, MN 55793
Phone: 218-492-4400
District 4146

The future needs a different student.