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Alternative education is a perspective...based upon the belief that there are many ways to become educated." (Morley, 1991)

North Star is a Mead School District Parent Partnership Program designed to serve parents who want to be the primary educators of their children. Families who choose this program prefer to provide the bulk of their child's academic instruction at home. They access the North Star program to round out the curriculum, selecting clubs which primarily enrich, rather than replace, academic instruction at home. Our clubs are rich in content, but do not replace instruction at home. Teachers and parents work together to design an education specifically suited to each child...with a combination of educational activities and clubs as well as off-site courses using personalized curriculum choices. The site-based clubs are designed according to parent input and reflect the needs of our particular families. We honor parents and partner with them to provide support. Please continue to explore this website and come by to visit us. We might just be a good fit for your family. 


North Star is a K-12 school of approximately 170 students.

Our adult to student ratio for clubs/activities is 12:1


In conjunction with Five Mile Prairie School, North Star students have earned a 2016 School of Distinction award. This award recognizes outstanding improvement in reading and math, sustained over a five-year period of time. Only 94 schools in the state receive this award, including 12 from the Spokane region. Congratulations to the students, staff and parents at  North Star and Five Mile Prairie School. We could not be more proud!  (Test scores from both schools are combined under the name Mead Education Parent Partnership)

Comprehensive Nondiscrimination Statement
Mead School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal  and provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Grievances or concerns should be directed to: Jared Hoadley; Executive Director of Student Services and activities at 645–6008 or via email at