How are children evaluated for acceptance?

Nantucket Lighthouse School does not select children on the basis of arbitrary measures of ability. In making admissions decisions, we take into consideration observations from the interview, past school records and history, and information provided by parents on the

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What role do parents have?

A trusting and communicative partnership between teacher and parent is essential. Parental observations and insights are an invaluable source of information. We expect that, throughout the course of a child’s years at Lighthouse, both teachers and parents will approach this

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Do you have any after school programs?

Yes. We have an Extended Day  program that runs through 5:10 p.m. The Extended Day  program is simply structured to include hands-on activities, artistic projects and imaginative play indoors and out. Small, often multi-age groups provide intimate and trusting settings and

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Is Financial Aid available and how much?

Yes, the Lighthouse School does offer Financial Aid to families who demonstrate need. The School’s Financial Aid Literature outlines the criteria by which award decisions are made, including: Information provided by School and Student Services (SSS) from the Parent’s

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How do you address Physical Education?

Our goals are for children to develop a healthy integration of body and self, to play cooperatively, to handle competition in a positive spirit, and to have fun. At Lighthouse School, children participate in both structured games and unstructured physical play. On weekly

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How do students transition into mainstream schools?

Our older students who move on to public and private schools are often noted as being confident, well-rounded, academically prepared, socially adept, and enthusiastic learners. Many can be found on the CPS and NHS honor rolls, as well as on athletic teams and in

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How are students assessed?

The way in which children explore, communicate, encounter challenge, initiate follow through on tasks, and apply skills is best perceived in the context of a variety of work and play situations. Thus, a teacher assesses the resources, competencies and strategies a child

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What makes Nantucket Lighthouse School Unique?

The Lighthouse curriculum is founded in developmental educational theory. It reflects the fact that children grow according to predictable patterns, physically, emotionally, morally, and cognitively. Lighthouse fosters creative thinking, initiative, and responsibility.

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