The Lamplighter School

  • The Lamplighter School is dedicated to igniting the potential of each child. Focused on students in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade, young children are engaged in the joy of learning through intellectual discovery in a nurturing, inclusive, and collaborative environment. At Lamplighter, the student is central and our faculty is extraordinarily skilled at working side by side to nurture each child's natural curiosity. Lamplighter offers limitless possibilities for learning, including opportunities to solve real problems, develop STEM skills, and benefit from our outdoor environmental science building, barn, and gardens. Students at Lamplighter emerge as risk takers, problem solvers, and confident leaders.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Year Founded1953

Student Body

Total Students458 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade The Lamplighter School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
47%
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 6
Yearly Tuition Cost$26,722
Tuition NotesHalf-day and full-day pre-kindergarten is offered. Tuition for the half-day program is $14,874.
Admissions DirectorJacquelyn Wilcox

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