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NLS Health & Safety Update July 31, 2020

Dear Nantucket Lighthouse Friends and Families,   I am very excited to say that we are planning on opening on September 8, 2020 in person. Our in-person model is the only model and we are not offering a concurrent virtual model. We will closely monitor the needs of our students and community and adjust accordingly. If, later in the year, a child has to stay home for Covid-related quarantine, a plan will be ...
By NLS | July 31, 2020 | News

NLS Health & Safety Update July 24, 2020

Dear Nantucket Lighthouse School Families and Friends,   We are grateful for the responses to our short survey last week. If you have not yet filled it out, please click here.   Guidelines   As you may know, the final Department of Education Guidelines for safe school re-openings are coming out at the end of July. We ...
By NLS | July 24, 2020 | News

NLS Health & Safety Update July 17, 2020

Dear Nantucket Lighthouse Families and Friends,   I hope that you are enjoying the warmth of the sun on your faces and the familiarity of outdoor summer adventures. My boys have been enjoying fishing at our neighborhood pond and bike riding.   I wanted to give you an update on the work that our Health ...
By NLS | July 17, 2020 | News

A Letter from our Head of School

Dear Nantucket Lighthouse School Community,   I was deeply moved by our island’s peaceful protest at Tom Nevers on Monday. As I carried my youngest son with me to hear the voices rising above the wind, tears stung my eyes. I often think of wisdom as something that happens to those who gain more years ...
By NLS | June 5, 2020 | News

NLS Update on Coronavirus

Dear Lighthouse Families,   We are closely monitoring the news and information about the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our region. With the safety of all community members in mind, effective Monday, March 16, we will be closing Nantucket Lighthouse School for two weeks. The children are not yet aware of the school ...
By NLS | March 13, 2020 | News

Press Release

After 20 years, Nantucket Lighthouse School to expand its Rugged Road campus to focus on preschool through 5th grade   Nantucket, Massachusetts — September 26, 2019 — As her first major initiative in her role as Head of School, Christine Braunohler Hanson is taking steps to focus fully on preschool and elementary. Hanson will oversee ...
By NLS | September 26, 2019 | News

NLS to Host Award-Winning Author and Writer’s Workshop Educator Ralph Fletcher

  Generously funded by the Community Foundation for Nantucket’s Nantucket Fund, Nantucket Lighthouse School is delighted to be hosting children’s author and Writer’s Workshop educator Ralph Fletcher on Wednesday, October 16, for a series of talks and a free professional development workshop for island educators.   Fletcher, part of the Teachers College Reading and Writing ...
By NLS | September 3, 2019 | News

Nantucket Lighthouse School Educates the Whole Child

    After childhood summers on Nantucket, working at The Juice Bar and Strong Wings, and a recent sabbatical on the island, Christine Braunohler Hanson is now the newest head of the Lighthouse School. “When I saw it, I thought the Lighthouse School was such a breath of fresh air,” Hanson said. “It was everything I wished to teach.” Hanson has taught ...
By NLS | August 30, 2019 | News

Tower Grant Awarded to Nantucket Lighthouse School and Fairwinds Nantucket’s Counseling Center

    Nantucket Lighthouse School and Fairwinds, Nantucket’s Counseling Center have teamed up to bring one of the nation’s leading experts on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Dr. Edward ‘Ned’ Hallowell, to the island. Together, NLS and Fairwinds submitted a grant to the Peter & Elizabeth Tower Foundation, emphasizing the value of providing a free and accessible ...
By NLS | August 2, 2019 | News

Summer Reading

  Letting kids choose their own books is the key to helping them read. Don’t hover. Don’t judge. Don’t say no if they want another “Big Nate” instead of “Charlotte’s Web.” – Newbery Award-winning children’s author Kate DiCamillo   This time of year is marked by a flurry of excitement and end-of-year happenings. As we ...
By NLS | June 5, 2019 | News