Lantern Walk

North Fork School of Integrated Studies is an arts infused, holistic, integrated education designed to provide academic excellence through experiential learning. The aim of NFSIS is to balance academic subjects with artistic and practical activities. By freely using arts and activities in service of teaching academics an internal motivation is developed in the students. The teachers strive to model a human being who is wise, artistic and compassionate. They are people who are interested in the world and optimistic about the future. They are dedicated to guarding and cherishing the children under their care and committed to showing the world in beauty and truth.

The school opened within Paonia Elementary School as "a school within a school" in 2015. As of the 2017-2018 school year, the school will offer classes Kindergaten through 6th grade.

For more information or to schedule a tour of the school, call 970-527-3639.

To register for the upcoming year, you can complete an application online at http://nfsis.deltaschools.com or in person at the school.




This week:

  • 11/5 - Celebrate the beat starts for grades 3-6, this year’s topic is MEXICO
  • 11/7 - ACE Committee Meeting at School 5:30 - 6:30
  • 11/8 - Lantern Walk. Meet at the Paonia Town Park Stage at 5:30 to drink hot cider and then walk and sing. There will NOT be soup this year.
  • 11/10 - Garden Workday at school 10AM, please come and help us get our new garden beds installed. Please bring gloves, shovels and other garden tools to with which to help out.

Next week and Upcoming:

  • Celebrate the Beat continues
  • 1/12 1st and 2nd grade field trip to Thistle Whistle Farm 1:30-3:00.
  • 11/15 - 3rd through 6th to Paradise Mountain Film Festival
  • 11/16 - Celebrate the Beat Performance at PES cafeteria 4:30PM, please come and watch what the kids have learned.

    • 11/21 - Thanksgiving Break
    • 12/1 - Soup at the Blue Sage Holiday Fair
    • 12/2 - Spiral Garden

Gratitudes:Thanks to all who joined us on the Halloween field trip to Orchard Valley, it was a great success. Thanks to Sami and the Lantern Walk team for organizing a lovely event during this time of coming darkness.

Volunteers:We will be looking for crock pots of delicious soup to sell at the Holiday Festival at the Blue Sage on December 1st. Consider making up a big batch of your favorite recipe. The Spiral Garden team will need to come together soon to meet and plan their event.

Announcements:Kids should be wearing warm clothes and bringing coats andhat to school each day for walking field trips and recess.





The North Fork School of Integrated Studies is a Waldorf-inspired public school that nurtures intelligent and courageous human beings who create beauty and bring solutions to a diverse world.


  • We value experiential learning steeped in the arts and nature, and grounded in practical life.
  • We value a developmentally sensitive a culturally rich curriculum.
  • We value curiosity, wonder, and imagination as the beginning of knowledge.
  • We value teacher-directed learning.
  • We value students creating their own learning materials using high-quality supplies/products.
  • We value collaboration.
  • We value goodness, beauty, and truth in the world.



Our vision is to awaken confident, competent, and compassionate individuals to the wonder of learning so that they may thrive and contribute within a vibrant community.


Please visit our calendar page for a list of upcoming events.

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