Established as a school in 2022, NSCL is an independent, private Christian school and a  ministry of Northside Church. NSCL's vision is to have a fully-accredited program with preschool through 12th grades, to serve Wilmington and its surrounding areas.  NSCL is currently comprised of faculty and students across New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick counties.  

Our initial year will begin with one homeroom of  4-year-old Prekindergarten through 4th grade. We will add a grade level each year through 12th grade.

Through a graduated process over the course of several years, Northside plans on housing a full-scale, 501c3 incorporated, private Christian school. The school will seek accreditation from both the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Cognia (formerly Southern Association of Colleges and Schools), both of which are highly respected accreditation agencies recognized by top national and international universities.

The heartbeat of any school is its faculty and staff. Therefore, we expect our teachers and assistants to have the heartbeat of Christ. We will be vigilant in employing highly-qualified personnel who are surrendered to Christ and aligned with the vision, values, and convictions of Northside School. In proportion to the resources God provides, we are also committed to providing our faculty and staff with what they need to fulfill their call in educating their students with integrity, compassion, confidence, and joy. We are also committed to providing a well-rounded education in manageable class sizes.