Primary School - PK–2

Welcome! At Northwest Primary School, we enthusiastically educate our preschool through second-grade Rangers. Just walk through our hallways and listen at our doors; you’ll know your children are in good hands.

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Ranger Families,

It is with great pride and excitement I write a letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed principal of the Northwest Area Primary School. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a rich tradition of educational excellence. I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than nineteen years. I worked with a variety of students ranging from second grade through alternative education in high school. My most recent educational experiences were at Central Columbia Middle School where I taught science, math, and social studies in both fifth and seventh grade. I am excited and eager to bring my skills, as an educational leader, to the Northwest Area Primary School and work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success.

This year has been filled with opportunities. The teachers and faculty have done an amazing job providing quality academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and allow for real-world connections.

Along with the teachers and staff, I will work diligently to continue the legacy of success at the school by building strong relationships with parents, students, teachers, and community stakeholders. Our main focus will be on character education initiatives, common core skills, the use of data to drive instruction, and providing consistent implementation of a rigorous curriculum so that we can continue to increase student achievement.

As your principal, everyone who walks into the primary building must be excited about the opportunities afforded at Northwest. This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. I encourage your involvement and participation in our learning community. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

I look forward to working as a team to help each student at the primary school meet their goals and have a successful end to their school year!


Daniel Yarnell

Daniel Yarnell, Primary School Principal

Kindergarten Registration Information

Do you have a future kindergartner? Starting kindergarten is a very exciting time! To see more information on how to register your child, please see our kindergarten registration informative flyer below. 

Kindergarten registration flyer

Pre-K Counts

We’re happy to offer a prekindergarten program where your little one can get a head start. You’ll find everything you need to register your child on our Registration page.

Volunteer Information

Volunteers play an important role in supporting the staff, students, and programs of the Northwest Area School District. We would love to have you join us. Please review the information we have available in the Volunteer Info & Forms section for all the details.