North Star: Self-Directed Learning for Teens serves youth who opt out of traditional schooling. Learning is Natural. School is Optional.
Learning is Natural. School is Optional.
North Star provides ANY family an inspiring alternative to middle or high school. This means we provide thousands of dollars in fee reductions to families all over the Pioneer Valley. This year we have provided over $50,000 in fee reductions.
North Star is founded on the principle that traditional schooling is not the only path to a happy and successful future. We help kids to THRIVE RIGHT NOW.
"Given how my son's misery in private school has strained our relationship, I knew we needed a change... Who knew such an amazing place existed, that accepts kids for who they are at that moment? North Star saved my family." - Jodi, alum parent
"I did well in public school, but I felt suffocated by the lack of freedom to be intellectually curious. For the past four years I have concentrated on one-on-one tutorials, in which I explore subjects of my own choosing, with guidance from incredibly supportive staff members. North Star has given me the freedom to be myself." - Laura, current member
"The best part of North Star is that at age sixteen, I am already comfortable in a college classroom." - Marco, current member
"Taking responsibility for my own learning at an early age was invaluable for my personal and professional development. I am so grateful to North Star for empowering me to have the life I enjoy today." -Dan, alum member
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