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 application. We seek to create balanced classes in age and gender and to promote diversity in the student body in terms of learning style and cognitive development. We look for indications that a child can benefit from the experience of attending our school and can contribute to our school community. An important criterion is that parents understand and value the Lighthouse School philosophy and mission.

 

Non-Discrimination Statement:

The Nantucket Lighthouse School admits qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, religion, mental or physical ability, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to its students.  The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, religion, mental or physical ability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law, in the administration of its educational, admissions, scholarships and loans, athletic, and other policies and programs.

 

General Admissions Policy:

The School strives to build a diverse student body that reflects the School’s mission and values.  The School further strives to ensure an appropriate match between a prospective student/family and the mission and philosophy of the School.  In doing so, the School maintains an admissions process that affirms the dignity and worth of each individual and respects the needs of students and families to learn about the School’s programs and activities.  We encourage families to learn more about our School, and to take advantage of our Open Houses, Observation Days, tours, and knowledgeable Admissions staff.

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