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About Our School

Building Design

North Star's unique building design and educational philosophy have gained us national attention in Newsweek Magazine. Our learning community has inspired many schools around the state of Utah and the United States as a whole. With our multi-age pods as mini-learning communities named after a Community of Caring value, we are able to collaborate across all levels of learning.

  • School Colors: White & Navy Blue

  • School Mascot: Navigator

  • School Motto: "Keeping Expectations High"

  • School Song: "North Star Navigators"

Facts about North Star

  • Opened August 25, 1999.

  • A national award winning outstanding Community of Caring School.

  • In 2006, North Star was honored by Eunice Kennedy Shriver as an exemplary Community of Caring school.

North Star Highlights

  • North Star Elementary enjoys high achievement levels due to implementation of research based practices, quality professional development, high expectations, peer coaching, parental involvement, strong dedicated staff, partnerships with universities and businesses, collaboration and character education.
  • For the 2011-2012 school year, the North Star Kindergarten Team was honored for the Highest Reading Growth as a grade Level Team in SLC School District.
  • September 2014, North Star Elementary School fifth grade teacher Mohsen Ghaffari was named Utah’s 2015 Teacher of the Year.
  • October 2015  Moshen Ghaffari received one of public education’s highest honors, the 2016 NEA Foundation’s prestigious Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence.

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