The Lighthouse School is a community of children, families and educators that embodies the joy of learning.  Through an integrated curriculum of literacy, math, science, history, creative and performing arts, students develop critical thinking skills.  Through compassionate teaching and social emotional learning, students develop a sense of respect and responsibility for self, others and their community.



At the Nantucket Lighthouse School, we seek to nurture in each child the power to create a personally meaningful life, one that is a continual process of discovery and joy. We regard childhood as a magical and determining moment in life when curiosity and wonder illuminate experience.


We are committed to the education of the whole child, concerning ourselves equally with ethical and intellectual development.  We believe in the human urge to grow and to learn, and we respect the individual nature and rhythm of each child’s path.  We seek to preserve the vital connections in a child’s thinking, feeling, and willing, thus allowing a world of vibrant thought to unfold.


We consider a child’s relationship to self, others, and the world to be fundamental to his/her emotional maturation. Thus, we are committed to cultivating those qualities of a child’s humanity – compassion, kindness, love, and consideration – that inspire an inner joy, and a feeling of responsibility toward the world.