Nantucket Lighthouse School

At the Nantucket Lighthouse School we seek to nurture in each child the power to create a personally meaningful life, one that is a continual process of discovery and joy.
We regard childhood as a magical and determining moment in life, when curiosity and wonder illuminate experience.
We are committed to the education of the whole child, concerning ourselves equally with ethical and intellectual development.
We believe in the human urge to grow and to learn, and we respect the individual nature and rhythm of each child¡¯s path.
We seek to preserve the vital connections in a child¡¯s thinking, feeling and willing, thus allowing a world of vibrant thought to unfold.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-7
Year Founded2000

Student Body

Total Students96 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Nantucket Lighthouse School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size8 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$13,000
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,500
Admissions DirectorCheryl Evans

School Notes

  • At the Nantucket Lighthouse School we seek to nurture in each child the power to create a personally meaningful life, one that is a continual process of discovery and joy. We regard childhood as a magical and determining moment in life, when curiosity and wonder illuminate experience. We introduce children to new concepts and skills when they are developmentally ready to make sense of them … when they can become meaningful. See More Videos We are committed to the education of the whole child, concerning ourselves equally with ethical and intellectual development.  We believe in the human urge to grow and to learn, and we respect the individual nature and rhythm of each child’s path.  We seek to preserve the vital connections in a child’s thinking, feeling and willing, thus allowing a world of vibrant thought to unfold. We consider a child’s relationship to self, others and the world to be fundamental to his emotional maturation.  Thus, we are committed to cultivating those qualities of a child’s humanity – compassion, kindness, love, and consideration – that inspire an inner joy, and a feeling of responsibility toward the world.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to Nantucket Lighthouse School is St. John Paul II High School (28.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school and preschool is Nantucket New School (1.4 miles away)
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