Who we are:
The Northern Light Learning Center is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization. Our primary purpose is to build a cooperative learning community that expands the educational and social opportunities for homeschoolers in the Ithaca area. We coordinate a regular schedule of classes and events, maintain a central gathering space, and organize shared resources. NLLC is a safe and supportive environment. Here, adults and children of all ages can share their lives and learn together in ways that are fun, engaging, and meaningful.
Our programming is organized seasonally, including: classes on a wide range of subjects, social clubs and gatherings, community events, special workshops, and field trips. Membership requires a reasonable annual fee and a member contribution, such as teaching a class or coordinating for a class to be taught by an instructor from the wider community. Member programs are all free aside from material fees.
NLLC is located in the lower level of the St. Paul’s Methodist Church at the corner of Court St. and Aurora St. (402 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850) in downtown Ithaca. Our space includes classrooms, a social/waiting area, and a gymnasium. This range of spaces can accommodate many types of activities, small or large, focused or energetic. Some programs are also offered offsite as they may have special requirements that cannot be met at our downtown location.