Building open at 8:00am for breakfast

All classes K-12 start at 8:45am 




Brian Schaffer




My name is Brian Schaffer, I am so pleased and honored to return to Alaska as Principal of Meade River School.   


I graduated from Lehigh University with a M.A. in Education leadership at the age of twenty six, and moved to Alaska in 1999 to become a school Principal.  My first administrative position was as Assistant Principal in Nuiqsut, and since have served in a variety of leadership roles including: Student Advocate, Student Services Director, Assistant Principal, Statewide Correspondence Principal, K-12 and Middle School Principal, and High School Principal. 


My core beliefs are that schools need to be inclusive, that every child can learn and grow, and that a partnership between the home and the school is how we get there!  On behalf of this philosophy (and really, that of my team) I was the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Educator of the Year from Outright, VT.  I was also awarded the 2016 - 2017 National Association of Secondary School Principals High School Principal of the Year for Vermont.


If I can be of assistance of you in any way, please don't hesitate to call, email, text, VHF, or stop by the school!




Brian Schaffer

Principal, Meade River School

North Slope Borough School District

Phone: 907.633.5800

Cell: 907.792.9670


COVID-19 Risk Level


Low Risk

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Meade River School

P.O. Box 91030, Atqasuk, AK 99791
Phone: (907) 633-5800



The Counselor Corner

NSBSD Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements and tips to stay on track!

The Ilisaġvik College/NSBSD Dual Credit Program.

ATTENTION students! Earn high school AND college credits at the same time!

ACT & SAT Testing Information and Testing Resources

The ACT and SAT tests are vitally important for students considering educational opportunities beyond high school.

Scholarship Opportunities and Financial Aid Information

"Show Me The Money!" Discover what scholarship and financial aid opportunities are available here.


Colleges, Military, & Other Valuable Resources

Here are some more of my favorite websites you should explore!

Respond to Bullying

Things you should know, things you can do.

Suicide Awareness, Prevention, & Postvention Resources

Suicide is profoundly tragic, and preventable. This section contains valuable resources to help prevent suicide and support those impacted by suicide.



Welcome to Meade River School

Meade River School challenges learners to become critical and creative thinkers by developing their academic and cultural skills while nurturing their social-emotional wellbeing. We believe this helps our students become respectful, responsible, and cooperative community citizens.

Kuulugruam Miŋuaqtuġvia

Sapiġnaqtuat Tiŋmiaqpait Ugluat

Brian Schaffer, Atanauraq


Meade River School

Home of the mighty Eagles

Brian Schaffer, Principal