While many schools focus on meeting today’s challenges, Lighthouse Christian School looks to the future and prepares young people to lead in tomorrow’s world. Under the guidance of a committed faculty, students leave Lighthouse ready to excel in high school, serve their community and demonstrate their faith.
Academic excellence is a cornerstone of the Lighthouse program. Our strategic plan follows the 21st Century learning model by placing each child on a path to success while investing in technology. Centered on a proven academic curriculum of science, history, math, language arts, and Bible, the Lighthouse education also includes participation in local and regional academic competitions, athletics, engineering/STEM, speech and debate, music, art, world languages, drama, and additional integrated technology classes. Experienced and certified teachers, small class sizes and continual assessment of student progress combine to make Lighthouse an excellent place for children to grow in their knowledge and faith. Year after year, student success is demonstrated by standardized test scores which consistently average in the top 15th percentile in the nation.
Mastery of the latest technology tools are a priority in preparing our students for success. Program highlights include: the 1:1 iPad Middle School Program and K-5 focus on the Microsoft Suite led by a dedicated technology specialist. In addition to time spent in the Computer Lab, elementary grades also work to harness current web-based educational tools with classroom Chromebooks.
Service to Others
Service to others is a key principle at Lighthouse. Throughout the year, students can choose to be involved in a variety of school and classroom mission projects. Community service locally includes helping food banks, nursing homes, and veterans homes. Globally, outreach and support is focused on the All God’s Children School in Liberia, as well as other world-wide missions.
Christ at the Center
Actively mentoring our students fosters a growing commitment to applying Christian values to their lives in a way that is visible and transformative – of both themselves and the world around them. Each subject at Lighthouse is taught from a Biblical worldview, reinforced through daily Bible classes and weekly chapels. Students learn Bible verses and study God’s word each week. They are given opportunity to live out their faith in the classroom, in after school activities, and in their home and community.
The Lighthouse family atmosphere, along with small class sizes, allows staff to nurture students, provide individual attention, and establish life-long relationships. While Lighthouse focuses on rigorous academics, activities and projects are also used to enhance creativity and are an equally important part of the learning process. Engaging students in opportunities outside the classroom helps them feel connected to the school in a broader context. Fostering a feeling of community within Lighthouse extends and enriches the growth of students beyond the traditional curriculum.
Engaging field trips augment classroom learning by providing opportunities for students to apply their knowledge. In the 8th grade, students highlight their US History course work with a five-day trip to Washington D.C.