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Strives for Authenticity

We create the conditions required for individuals, teams, and communities to bring their full selves, distinctive perspectives, and unique strengths to the design process.  
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Leads for Equity & Inclusion

We operate with the belief that racism and systemic inequity have been designed into systems and thus, can be redesigned to promote equity and freedom.

Designs to Transform

We challenge ourselves and our clients to reach for enduring solutions that accelerate progress towards holistic student outcomes.

Chooses Joy

We find, bring, and share the joy in our work every day. We practice gratitude, celebrate wins, and offer praise.

Pursues Excellence

We are lifelong learners, continually seeking out ways to improve, innovate, and produce high-quality work for our clients. 

Our Values

Our core values are our personal "North Star" for how we want to show up in the world. 


Greg Giornelli
Chief Executive Officer
Purpose Built Schools
“What sets NorthStar apart from other consulting groups has been their relentless focus on understanding our mission, values and culture and building strategies that are unique to our context” 
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