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Our District

our vision

“To Inspire Today and Equip for Tomorrow”

Our vision statement emphasizes our desire for our students to be inspired to learn and achieve ​through the instruction they receive, the staff that they encounter, and the experiences they acquire during their time at Northern Lebanon.  Furthermore, we will equip our students with the skills needed to investigate, think critically, and communicate effectively so that they can accomplish their goals at NL and beyond. Only then can we say that we have successfully educated ​and prepared our students. 

our mission

It is the mission of NLSD to provide a learning environment that empowers our students to discover and pursue their educational interests​ and prepare them with solid academic skills to achieve their aspirations and make a positive impact in their communities. 


Comprised of six municipalities which are Swatara Township, Union Township, Cold Spring Township, Bethel Township, East Hanover Township, and Jonestown Borough, the Northern Lebanon School District covers an area of 144 square miles and encompasses a population of 15,243. Within the district there are over 4,600 acres of public lands, four golf courses, two state parks, and many campgrounds. The Appalachian Trail passes through the area. The enrollment of the district is approximately 2,400 students who are enrolled in either the elementary school or the secondary school. Major industries in the district include: Tyco, SID Tools, Sherwin Williams, Ingram Micro, Farmer’s Pride Inc., BC Natural Chicken, College Hill Poultry Inc., Swift Trucking, and Fort Indiantown Gap Military Base.