The mission of the North
House Folk School is:
to enrich lives and build community
traditional northern crafts
in a student-centered learning
that inspires the hands, the heart and the mind.
Five basic tenets guide all
programs and classes at the folk school:
a rich, positive environment that inspires lifelong learning in
a non-competitive environment.
Promote and preserve the knowledge, skills, crafts and stories
of the past and present.
students recognize and develop their creativity, talents and
interests in a student-centered environment that affirms
the concept of inter-generational learning.
Provide creative and meaningful opportunities for individuals,
families and groups.
The learning that is
emphasized is inspired by the Scandinavian "folkehøjskole" where
learning is valued for its own sake. The focus is on traditional
methods and technologies and their application in a variety of
North House Folk School is a 501-c-3 educational
nonprofit, and depends on the generous
support of donors
at many levels.