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About Our School

School Uniforms

North Star follows a school uniform dress code. Students may wear shirts of the following colors: navy blue, dark green, red, white, and yellow. Shirts must be single color and not have logos or writing on them. Students may also wear pants, shorts, or skirts with the following colors: black, blue, or khaki (we do not allow blue jeans, but denim that is black or tan is allowed). Tops and bottoms may not be the same color (for example, a blue shirt with blue pants). Most clothing combinations are allowed as long as uniform colors are observed, including jumpers, dresses, skorts, vests, collared and non-collared shirts. We do not allow sleeveless shirts, spaghetti straps, or form-fitting spandex. 

Building Design

North Star's unique building design and educational philosophy have gained 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. Older students have the opportunity and privilege to mentor younger students and help them exemplify our community of caring values: respect, responsibility, caring, trust, and family. 

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

  • 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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