We have periodic School Meetings that include the School Committee and all contracted parents. This provides an opportunity to have discussions and presentations about the NCCL philosophy and program, and other items of interest to parents. Each year the School Meeting reviews the year’s finances and works out a budget proposal for the coming year. The tuition for the coming year is based on this budget, which must be approved by a vote of those present at the meeting. Items may be added to the agenda by any member of the school community. The meeting concludes with refreshments and a social time. Parents are encouraged to attend the School Meetings.

The School Committee is composed of two elected officers (the chairperson and secretary), the heads of the standing committees, the Administrative Director, School Treasurer and the Educational Director. In order to provide continuity to the School Meeting, these generally serve for a minimum of two years.

NCCL is a non-profit corporation. The corporate board is made up of representatives from the teachers and the parents (minimally the current chair of the School Committee).


Board of Directors
“Manage the property and business of the corporation”

President – Ann Brown
Vice President – Sean Kerrane
Secretary – Heather Healy
Treasurer – Tina Maclary
School Meeting Chair – Kate Schultz

Additional Board Members – Marilynn Magnani, Bette Balder, Mat Marshall

School Committee
“Advise the Board of Directors on the management of the business and affairs of the corporation”

Responsible for advising the board on general policies and procedures including financial policy, budget, enrollment procedures, service obligations, etc.

Chair – Kate Schultz
Secretary – Tiffany Brake
Members of the Board of Directors
School Treasurer – Tina Maclary
Administrative Director – Bette Balder
Committee Chairs
All Contracted Parents

Responsible for curriculum; scheduling and grouping of classes; staffing; staff evaluation; purchase of educational supplies.

Administrative Director
Responsible for implementing policies and procedures; enrollment and admissions; coordinating committee activities, committee assignments, service obligations, chairs School Service committees; daily plant maintenance; compliance with state regulations.

Responsible for implementing financial policy; collecting tuition and buy-out fees; paying bills.

Educational Director
Responsible for monitoring educational program; interpreting school’s philosophy of education; guiding overall curriculum coordination; staff development; parent workshops.