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Camp Lighthouse

Hello Friends, We are beyond excited to open registration for our new summer camp on Monday, January 10! Camp Lighthouse is a summer program available to all children ages 4 to 12. Camp Lighthouse is dedicated to providing a unique camp experience by providing a wide variety of programming for all children to enjoy. We have a weekly limit ...
By NLS | January 7, 2022 | News

Starbuck Cottage Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

NANTUCKET LIGHTHOUSE SCHOOL ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF CURRENT CAMPUS   In collaboration with the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce, the Nantucket Lighthouse School proudly announces our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the addition of the Starbuck Cottage to the NLS campus on Saturday, October 9th from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.   With the school already at record-high enrollment, the Starbuck Cottage ...
By NLS | September 30, 2021 | News

Starbuck Cottage Update #6 Fire Suppression System & Green Space Work Begins

Most of the renovation work over the past month has been updating the Starbuck Cottage from a residence to a commercial building. The installation of our a fire suppression system took place in late May, when CC Construction excavated and connected the cottage to main water line that runs along Rugged Road. Now the proper ...
By NLS | June 15, 2021 | News

Starbuck Cottage Update #5 Ramp is Ready!

Our rising 4th graders are standing on the new wooden ramp that will connect the Starbuck Cottage to the entrance of our campus. To accommodate the 20% increase in our enrollment, the Starbuck Cottage will be converted to a 4th & 5th-grade classroom.   We are so thrilled by the progress of the renovation. Please consider making a gift to ...
By NLS | April 16, 2021 | News

Starbuck Cottage Update #4 Lighting & Framing

The Starbuck Cottage renovation is now very visible to all those who enter our campus. The beautiful wooden outdoor ramp that will welcome students and connect the cottage to the new sidewalk is on its way to completion this week.   The main classroom is now ready to receive the recessed lighting fixtures that will ...
By NLS | April 9, 2021 | News

Starbuck Cottage Update #3 Music Room Entrance

The Starbuck Cottage interior is taking shape this week.   We now have the ADA-compliant bathroom framed and ready for plumbing.   The Andy Bullington Music Room now has a bluestone-framed entrance and wooden balustrade.   Check back here next week for more updates.   Best,       Christine Braunohler Hanson Head of School...
By NLS | April 2, 2021 | News

Starbuck Cottage Update #2 Taking Down Walls

Exciting sounds are coming from The Starbuck Cottage this week! With the first stages of demolition underway and interior walls removed, we can now envision the expanded spaces.   The basement is now a full-sized 13’ x 27’ classroom and will have radiant floor heating and a glass door to let in more light. On ...
By NLS | March 26, 2021 | News

Starbuck Cottage Update #1 Expanding our Campus

Next year, our enrollment will increase by almost 20%, which brings us beyond maximum capacity for our current School House. A plan for the expansion of our campus has been in the works for several years, and with the increased demand for a Nantucket Lighthouse School education, the time is now to expand our campus.     This spring, the School is beginning a $500,000 ...
By NLS | March 15, 2021 | News

NLS Health & Safety Policy Update

Our Health and Safety Committee met yesterday to conduct a 30-day review of our health & safety policy.   At the opening of school, when we had very low community transmission rate, we wanted to be cautious, which is why we created the Off-Island Travel Policy. As always, our intention is to be attentive to ...
By NLS | October 16, 2020 | Uncategorized

Off Island Travel Policy FAQs

Off Island Travel Policy FAQs   We have an off-island travel policy that aligns with our philosophy of taking care each other. We recognize that our off-island policy is not aligned with, and more stringent than, other educational organizations on island. We also recognize the teachable moment that stems from this pandemic: that we are ...
By NLS | September 11, 2020 | Uncategorized