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Two Girls Working Together at North Star Academy
Boys Working Together as a Group at North Star Academy
Mural at North Star Academy
Student Writing in His Notebook at North Star Academy
Students Working as a Group at North Star Academy

Our District's Mission

RCSD creates a safe and supportive, inspirational and rigorous, joyful and inclusive environment for all learners

Meet North Star Academy

North Star Academy offers an educational experience where students demonstrate critical, logical, and creative thinking skills throughout the core curriculum, and use emerging technologies as tools in all areas of the curriculum to solve problems, to think critically, to express their creativity, and to communicate effectively.

U.S. Department of Education Salutes North Star Academy as a National Blue Ribbon School

The United States Department of Education has named Redwood City School District’s (RCSD) North Star Academy as a National Blue Ribbon School, honoring the school’s overall academic performance and progress.

Our Accelerated Learning Program

Redwood City School District's (RCSD) Accelerated Learning Program provides an educational environment for students in grades 3 - 8 that is designed to meet the unique needs of high achieving students and to enable them to develop to their fullest potential.

North Star Academy Honored as a California Distinguished School

Selection of California Distinguished Schools is made by the California Department of Education (CDE). Schools proved their resilience across the state as they faced unprecedented challenges in recent years.

Enroll in Our School

Students are most successful at North Star when they are inquisitive, flexible in their thinking, pick things up quickly and enjoy learning. We promote an atmosphere of respectful learners who enjoy exploring diverse points of view.

What Goes Into a School Meal? Science, Labor, and Love

Dietitians and all menu planners strive to balance three key elements--nutrition, the students' palate, and cost. 

Our Stories and Initiatives

Our District By the Numbers


different languages are spoken at home by our students and their families in our district including Arabic, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, Samoan, Spanish, and Vietnamese


healthy and nutritious breakfasts and lunches served every school day in our district


square feet of space are maintained by RCSD custodians and groundskeepers throughout our district