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From the Principal

From the Principal:


Hello and thank you for visiting North Star School!  We are a strong school community that takes great pride in partnering with a child’s most important teacher to provide a rich and empowering learning environment for your child.  


We are excited to work with families who chose to do some or all of their children’s education from home. At North Star we work closely with parents to provide quality educational opportunities and resources for those families. Our mission is to collaborate with parents to customize a child’s education in order to prepare students for life’s responsibilities, challenges and opportunities.

We actively partner with parents to provide a quality, academic challenging, safe, and supportive learning environment, while recognizing parental authority in the educational direction of their students. We are proud of our staff and their commitment to students to meet each individual child’s needs.


We operate under the authority of the State of Washington and the laws pursuant to an alternative learning experience (ALE, WAC 392-121-182). North Star is a school that takes its responsibility for helping students reach their learning goals and objectives very seriously.


Our website is provided to you in an effort to answer some of your questions and provide information on the operation of our school. However, if you have additional questions or feel your questions were not fully answered, please call us a 509-465-7700. We look forward to working with you and your child.


Josh Westermann, Principal


Josh Westermann: Principal

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Josh Westermann serves as the principal of the Mead Educational Partnerships Programs (MEPP) at the North Star and Five Mile campuses. He has many years of experience in education and is excited about serving this unique community of learners. He oversees the program, hires teachers and instructors, and provides leadership for the program.
He can be reached at: and 509-465-7710.