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Northstar Earns Global Citizenship Award


The Global Citizenship award honors schools selected by AFS-USA and the National Society of High School Scholars. 

This award recognizes these schools’ exceptional dedication to fostering global citizenship through intercultural learning—both inside and outside of the classroom. From hosting international students, to encouraging American students to study abroad, to incorporating intercultural learning initiatives into their curriculum, these institutions have demonstrated a strong commitment to developing students’ global competency.


"Northstar School is dedicated to developing global awareness and citizenship through a unique, specialized curriculum and a strong emphasis on experiential learning.  Students take courses in World History, Human Geography, Leadership Development, and Environmental Science to learn about cultural diversity and conflict resolution, as well as the impact of humans on the environment.  The school’s weekly guest speaker program brings people from around the world to discuss contemporary global issues.  Northstar students have the opportunity to travel abroad as well as welcome international students into their community."  -AFS-USA

Coming Soon:

Highlights of Japan
Spring Break,

March 9-17, 2024

Recent Trips:


Christmas Break 2021



Spring Break of 2022


Ecuador & Galapagos IslandsJune Summer 2023

Past International trips include:

Italy, Greece, Germany, England,

France, Costa Rica, Japan, & Australia

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Friday Afternoons at Northstar: Fun, Adventurous and Lively!

We fill our last hours of the school week with unique learning experiences that energize our students.  Elective classes include Art, Theater, Archery, DIY projects, Robotics, Show Choir, Coding, and much more.

Gator Celebrations are surprise, short field trips that celebrate student learning, and include a wide variety of fun activities including kayaking, a trampoline park, an arcade, ice skating, a music show, and tasty culinary treats.

Guest Speakers share unique expertise and career experiences.  Here, an engineer from Lockheed Martin guides students as they estimate and predict the flight pattern of bottle rockets fueled with air and water pressure.  Student take turns pumping up the rocket and setting it off.

Experiential learning is fun!


Crafting well-rounded students begins with a classical education of mind, body and spirit.  The heart of the Northstar philosophy builds on that foundation with the opportunity for experiential learning and real-world encounters.  

Our extracurricular activities are fueled by the curiosity and passion of our students.  We carefully organize the schedule to avoid overlap, so students can participate in every thing that they are interested in trying.

Choose From:


Art Club


Calculus Bowl

Cross Country




Math Counts

National History Day

National Honor Society/NJHS

Rock Band

SAT Prep Class

Science Olympiad

Scientific Rocket Design

Show Choir


Student Council



Track & Field


*Equestrian is offered at the Hunn Ranch, providing the opportunity to develop riding skills in addition to animal care and Texas traditions.  All skill levels are welcome.


Abilene Christian University

Agnes Scott University

American Musical & Dramatic Academy College of          Performing Arts

American University

Appalachian State University

Austin College

Bates University

Baylor University

Belmont University

Beloit College

Bethany College

Boston University

Butler University

Our Graduates

Oh the places they could go!

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Words of Wisdom

We invite our graduates to come back to visit Northstar to offer to the students words of wisdom.
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