Letter from our Head of School


Welcome to Nantucket Lighthouse School. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our unique school. While there is much to explore on these pages, I hope you will also visit Nantucket Lighthouse School to witness students engaged in our rich project-based curriculum.


Nantucket Lighthouse students learn through an interdisciplinary approach to topics. Rather than teaching subjects in isolation, teachers weave the curricula across all subjects, making them relevant and meaningful to students. Our children receive an education that values academics, social and emotional skills, and engagement in the broader island community.


We are firmly committed to our founding ideals that school should develop the whole person - head, heart, and hand. As a result of this essential education, Nantucket Lighthouse students are thoughtful and engaged. They are respectful of themselves and the natural world. They are creative problem solvers and kind community members.


Please join us for an Open House or schedule a visit.


We look forward to meeting you.



Christine Braunohler Hanson
Head of School