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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

Health & Safety Update August 28, 2020

Dear Nantucket Lighthouse Friends and Families, Thank you all for sharing your time with us this week for our parent information sessions. I hope that you could easily envision your child’s day as we talked through not only our safety precautions but also NLS’s long-standing educational beliefs and approaches which celebrate the whole child – head, ...
By NLS | August 28, 2020 | Uncategorized

NLS Health & Safety Update August 21, 2020

  Dear Nantucket Lighthouse Friends and Families,   On Tuesday, we had a visit from Roberto Santamaria regarding our school site and our health & safety plan. It was incredibly informative and supportive of our health & safety plan. Our staff and faculty have been updated fully on his visit.   Next week, we will be ...
By NLS | August 21, 2020 | Uncategorized

NLS Reopening Plan Fall 2020

Dear Nantucket Lighthouse Friends and Families,    Our reopening plan is now available. We are proud of all the work that the teachers and the Health and Safety Committee have done these past months. We have been eagerly anticipating our students’ faces as they see each other next month. Thank you for your trust and your ...
By NLS | August 15, 2020 | News