Quick Facts

1. Growing to be a Pre-Kindergarten – 8th-grade tuition-free public school open to all students (currently Kindergarten-8th grade)
2. Uniforms
3. Free transportation
4. Breakfast, lunch and healthy snacks (free for all students regardless of income)
5. Longer school day than the local district: Monday – Friday 7:40am – 2:30pm
6. Longer school year than the local district: late August to mid-June
7. International Baccalaureate curriculum (authorized IB World School teaching the Primary Years Programme)
8. Three Pillars of our school: rigorous academics, social-emotional growth, and individual talent development
9. Peaceful, orderly, positive school culture
10. Emphasis on learning to work with others in a diverse society


  1. NECP navy blue polo shirts (all students everyday)
  2. Can wear any color/pattern long sleeve shirt.
  3. Can wear navy blue, grey, or black sweatshirt over polo shirt. Please no hoods.
  4. Khaki, navy blue, gray or black bottoms (pants, skirts, shorts, dresses, NECP jumpers)
  5. Must wear (or bring) tennis shoes everyday.
  6. Jumpers must be khaki, navy blue or black.
  7. Tights or leggings under skirts or jumpers can be any color or pattern.
  8. If your child wears pants under their skirt or jumper they must be khaki, black, gray or navy blue.
  9. No blue jeans or gray jeans (including tights).

*MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY, Grades 7 & 8th*

  1. Middle School Students can Choose NECP Logo Light Blue or Orange Shirt. They may not wear the dark blue polo shirt.
  2. NECP Hoodie: Only hoodie allowed during school hours.
  3. All other uniform rules apply.

NECP sweatshirts, fleeces and jumpers can be purchased at “Embroidery and More” at 808 40th Avenue NE in Columbia Heights next to the old public library location near 40th & Central.

Students out of uniform will borrow uniform clothes, uniform sweatshirts or tennis shoes from the office.  The school will contact families who have students out of uniform.


Backpacks are for homework folders, tennis shoes and lunches (if students bring a lunch).  Breakfast, lunch and snack are provided free of charge for all students everyday, regardless of income.  Students may have a pencil in their backpack if they choose to start their homework on the bus.  Please do not attach extra items to the backpack or allow your student to bring toys, games, snacks, gum or chapstick to school in their backpack.  These items may be confiscated.  Students may not eat or drink anything on the school bus (if they bring a lunch it needs to stay in their backpack for the entire ride).  Students can bring any color or kind of backpack to school (it must be big enough to fit a folder inside).

Healthy School Food Policy:

All students are provided with breakfast, lunch and snack, free of charge regardless of income.  If a student chooses to bring a lunch to school, it must be a complete lunch that aligns with our Wellness Policy.   “The school district encourages parents to pack healthy lunches and snacks and refrain from including beverages and foods without nutritional value.”  There are two main reasons for this policy:

  • children are able to concentrate and learn better when they have foods with nutritional value in the bodies.
  • NECP receives federal funding for our lunch program (and it is against that policy) to have food available without nutritional value for our students

Additionally, any food that is brought from home can only be consumed by that student and not shared with others because of the risk of food allergies.  If students bring pop, candy, gum or chips to school they will not be allowed to eat it at school and it may be confiscated.

If a student is celebrating a birthday and they would like to celebrate with their class, they can not bring in cake or cupcakes but can bring in snacks from the healthy school food policy list or purchase items (i.e. stickers, pencils, etc.) for every student in the class.   It is completely optional to bring in items on a students’ birthday.

Northeast College Prep works to accommodate all food allergies with meals and snacks and everyone is provided food and access to seconds on the share table.  Northeast College Prep spends above and beyond the federal school food program reimbursed amount to ensure that all students have enough to eat because students are able to learn better if they are not hungry.  Additionally, Northeast College Prep partners with Sheridan Story to provide free meals to students on the weekends.  This program is open to anyone who wants it, regardless of income level.  If you would like to donate to support Northeast College Prep’s food programs, please contact Erika Sass at 612-248-8243.

The NECP School Carnival is on Thursday, May 19th from 5-6:30pm!

The NECP School Carnival is on Thursday, May 19th from 5-6:30pm!