Welcome to New Directions Learning Community

New Directions Learning Community Charter School is a new public charter school in Kaukauna, Wisconsin that serves students in grades 4K to 4th Grade.

NDLC provides a unique learning opportunity for elementary school students and their families in Kaukauna and surrounding communities. In our supportive community, students will receive individualized instruction to help them grow as readers, writers, and problem solvers. They will become citizens for our global world.

Learn more about what makes NDLC so unique by viewing our video.


Recent Events at New Directions

  • In September we had nearly 300 people attend our Family Night, "Hot Dogs and How to Help". The night consisted of a variety of break-out sessions informing parents on how to help with homework, showing parents what we do in the classroom and sharing more about what we do at NDLC!
  • Staff Developer: Our staff developer Brianna Friedman Parlitsis was here for three days this week from the Teacher's College at Columbia University. Students and staff benefitted from the opportunity to collaborate with her. She went in every grade level and worked with students and teachers. Pretty amazing stuff! 
  • A special visitor, Farmer Joe, and his 1,357 lb. pumpkin came today at lunch recess. Interesting facts: 77 days to grow the pumpkin, seeds to grow it are approximately 2 inches in size, this is Farmer Joe's first time growing a pumpkin of this size, the pumpkin took 5th place in a recent contest in Cedarburg, the pumpkin is 20th in Wisconsin in those pumpkins that have currently been weighed so far. 

Latest News

October 9

Black, Orange and Crazy Hair Day-Homecoming Parade 

October 14

4th Grade to Kettle Moraine 8-2:45 pm

October 16

Math Morning 7:30-8:15 AM

October 20

Picture Retake Day

October 20

2nd Grade to Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary 10:15-3 pm 

October 20

Family Night: Grandparents, Goodies and Games 4:30-5:30

October 21

Governance Council Meeting 5:45 pm in the Library 

October 22 and 23


October 26-30

Red Ribbon Week

October 27

No Sweat Being Drug Free...Wear Sweats

October 27

Kindergarten Field Trip to Heckrodt Nature Center and Fire Dept  8:30-1 pm

October 28

Red Day

October 29

Drug Free is Double the Fun...Twin Day

Roller Skating @ Skate City 5:30-8 pm

October 30

We're The Ghosts... Say BOO To Drugs...Wear Orange and Black-Fall Celebration