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Northlands School is a co-educational, non-denominational bilingual school in Olivos, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Its mission is "to educate young people to the full extent of their individual potential, so that after completing their Schooling they will feel capable of pursuing their life choice with responsibility, commitment, satisfaction and joy", and for its students to "become individuals whose integrity and moral values will lead them to choose freely what is right."
Northlands School was founded in 1920 by two English women, Winifred May Brightman and Muriel Ivy Slater. It is located in Olivos, a northern suburb of Greater Buenos Aires. Northlands opened its doors on April 1 of that year to 16 students, both boys and girls, but three years later it stopped receiving boys. Subsequently it became a leading girls boarding and day school popular with the diplomatic corps. In recent years boys have once more been admitted to the school.
Miss Brightman was at the head of the School for forty years, until 1961, when she retired. She had been awarded the OBE in 1953 for services to education. Since then, Northlands has been run by a non-profit association: Northlands Asociación Civil de Beneficencia, from whose trustees the first Board of Governors was elected.
The School grew, greatly supported by the Headmistresses who followed the founders. The main buildings at school have been named after them: Brightman, Slater, Wallace and Parczewski, in memory of the work they carried out at Northlands.
The School motto is “Friendship and Service”.
- Northlands Mission Statement, retrieved 8 May 2011
- Evans-Pritchard, Ambrose (8 February 2001), "Prince faces loss of Dutch throne over Argentine girlfriend", Irish Independent, retrieved 7 May 2011