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NLS Presents: Most Likely to Succeed, featuring Skype Q&A with Tony Wagner

NLS Presents: Most Likely to Succeed, featuring Skype Q&A with Tony Wagner

Posted on: Tue, March 07, 2017 at 9:02
As part of our Educational Speaker Series, Nantucket Lighthouse School has planned two free community events around the highly-acclaimed book and film Most Likely to Succeed. Funded by the Community Foundation for Nantucket’s NANTUCKET FUND™, the public is invited to a free screening of Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith’s award-winning film, followed by a Skype Q&A session with Wagner. Prior to the screening, the school will host a free Book Group for educators, administrators and parents to gather and discuss Wagner and Dintersmith’s work. [Read More]


Cindy Horgan Parenting Workshop Series

Cindy Horgan Parenting Workshop Series

Posted on: Fri, January 13, 2017 at 9:47
Nantucket Lighthouse School's annual Educational Speaker Series brings prominent educators and industry leaders to our community, providing parents with informative workshops on timely topics and offering Nantucket educators on-island professional development opportunities. [Read More]


Advancement News

Advancement News

Posted on: Thu, January 05, 2017 at 1:48
Nantucket Lighthouse School Receives Competitive Nantucket Golf Club Foundation Grant [Read More]


Thank You…

Thank You…

Posted on: Mon, December 19, 2016 at 12:32
...for contributing to the success of the 16th Annual Yuletide Fair! [Read More]


Cultivating a Culture of Kindness

Cultivating a Culture of Kindness

Posted on: Tue, November 22, 2016 at 3:03
During this season of thanks, I offer my gratitude for our co-founders, Lizbet Carroll Fuller and Elizabeth Edwards Sundell, for an inspired founding vision that undoubtedly engenders a culture of kindness and caring, our teachers and administrative staff who uphold that vision every day, our parents who trust and support our efforts, our students who bravely take on the uncomfortable and difficult to become kinder, more thoughtful and engaged citizens, and for our Board of Trustees who volunteer their time and talents to help Nantucket Lighthouse School live out its mission and philosophy. [Read More]


Literacy for All

Literacy for All

Posted on: Mon, November 07, 2016 at 8:54
Emily Miller shares her reflections on a recent professional development conference at Lesley University. [Read More]


The NLS Educational Speaker Series Welcomes Best-selling Author Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair

The NLS Educational Speaker Series Welcomes Best-selling Author Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair

Posted on: Mon, October 24, 2016 at 3:55
On Thursday, November 3rd, internationally-acclaimed author, clinical psychologist and school consultant, Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, will be visiting Nantucket as part of Nantucket Lighthouse School’s 2016-2017 Educational Speaker Series, funded by Nantucket Community Foundation’s ReMain Nantucket Fund. [Read More]


Nantucket Lighthouse School Viewbook

Nantucket Lighthouse School Viewbook

Posted on: Fri, October 21, 2016 at 4:02
Our viewbook is a great resource to learn more about Nantucket Lighthouse School's curriculum. [Read More]


Educational Speaker Series: Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair

Educational Speaker Series: Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair

Posted on: Thu, October 20, 2016 at 12:36
"Dr. Steiner-Adair explores our mounting presence online and with technology, noting its impact on the healthy development of children." - Emily Miller, Head of School [Read More]


Preparation for Life

Preparation for Life

Posted on: Tue, October 04, 2016 at 12:10
More and more, educational researchers are finding that some of the greatest markers of success are those more subtle skills such as grit, tenacity, problem solving, perseverance, resilience, communication skills, imaginative thinking, confidence and a healthy sense of self, curiosity, and a love of learning that drives them to pursue their passions and goals. [Read More]


Nantucket Lighthouse School Victory Gardeners!

Nantucket Lighthouse School Victory Gardeners!

Posted on: Fri, September 30, 2016 at 3:40
This week our new Director of Horticulture, Rain Harbison, led nine classes in various horticulture related studies as part of our recently established Russell Morash Chair in Childhood Horticulture. [Read More]


NLS Admissions Process

NLS Admissions Process

Posted on: Thu, September 29, 2016 at 2:28
The admissions season for the 2017-2018 school year has begun! We understand that choosing the right school for your child is an important decision and we would like to make the process as straight forward as possible for you and your family. [Read More]


NLS Welcomes Rain Harbison, Director of Horticulture

NLS Welcomes Rain Harbison, Director of Horticulture

Posted on: Tue, September 20, 2016 at 4:19
We are thrilled to announce our newest faculty member (and position) at Nantucket Lighthouse School: Rain Harbison, Director of Horticulture. [Read More]


Wish for Peace Project: A Nantucket Lighthouse School Tradition

Wish for Peace Project: A Nantucket Lighthouse School Tradition

Posted on: Mon, September 19, 2016 at 1:45
Traditionally, the first weeks of September welcomed children and teachers back to school. Since 2001, the anniversary of the tragedy of 9/11 embedded itself in what has customarily been a celebration of new beginnings. [Read More]


NLS Welcomes Distinguished New Faculty

NLS Welcomes Distinguished New Faculty

Posted on: Mon, September 05, 2016 at 12:37
An independent day school serving children preschool through 8th grade, the Nantucket Lighthouse School is comprised of 100 students spread over two campuses, a primary schoolhouse at Rugged Road and a Downtown Campus at St. Paul’s Parish House. Co-founded by Lizbet Carroll Fuller and Elizabeth Edwards Sundell, the School first opened its doors in 2000 to twelve children and two teachers in a barn at Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts (NISDA). Over the past sixteen years, the School has grown tremendously, yet it has remained true to its founding ideals which include a developmentally appropriate education aimed at capturing the magic and joy of childhood while also instilling a love of learning, a deep respect for the natural world, and a sense of responsibility to all. [Read More]


A Very Special Thank You

A Very Special Thank You

Posted on: Fri, July 29, 2016 at 2:31
Greetings and Happy Summer! Fresh off of the heels of our school's largest fundraiser, I wanted to send a very special note of thanks to the Nantucket Lighthouse School parents who made our 8th Annual Nantucket Garden Festival possible. [Read More]


A Journey Through Language Arts Instruction at Nantucket Lighthouse School

A Journey Through Language Arts Instruction at Nantucket Lighthouse School

Posted on: Mon, May 16, 2016 at 11:06
"Fostering a joy for the written word and the deep meaning therein is equally important as being able to perform the mechanical aspects of reading and writing." [Read More]


NLS Alumni Virginia Bullington is NHS Student of the Month

NLS Alumni Virginia Bullington is NHS Student of the Month

Posted on: Fri, May 06, 2016 at 1:16
Congratulations, Virginia! [Read More]


A Heartfelt Good-Bye & A Warm Welcome

A Heartfelt Good-Bye & A Warm Welcome

Posted on: Fri, May 06, 2016 at 12:56
A announcement from Head of School Emily Miller. [Read More]


Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest

Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest

Posted on: Mon, April 11, 2016 at 10:36
An article from The New York Times. [Read More]


2016 Spring Newsletter

2016 Spring Newsletter

Posted on: Tue, March 29, 2016 at 2:24
Our Spring Newsletter is here. Take a look! [Read More]


Engineering is Elementary Workshop

Engineering is Elementary Workshop

Posted on: Fri, March 18, 2016 at 10:03
A free day-long professional development workshop with Engineering is Elementary, funded in full by an NLC KKB grant and spearheaded by the Nantucket Lighthouse School. [Read More]


NANTUCKET LIGHTHOUSE SCHOOL STUDENTS WIN REGIONAL AND STATE ESSAY CONTEST

NANTUCKET LIGHTHOUSE SCHOOL STUDENTS WIN REGIONAL AND STATE ESSAY CONTEST

Posted on: Tue, March 15, 2016 at 2:08
PRESS RELEASE Contacts: Emily Miller, Head of School (p) 508-228-0427, (e) emiller@nantucketlighthouseschool.org Logan Gomes, Director of Advancement (p) 508-228-0427, (e) lgomes@nantucketlighthouseschool.org [Read More]


The Lighthouses of Nantucket—A Series to Illuminate and Shine a Light on Nantucket Education

The Lighthouses of Nantucket—A Series to Illuminate and Shine a Light on Nantucket Education

Posted on: Tue, February 16, 2016 at 9:53
What are your educational options on Nantucket [Read More]


How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off

How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off

Posted on: Wed, February 10, 2016 at 4:15
Child prodigies rarely become adult geniuses who change the world. [Read More]


Open House

Open House

Posted on: Mon, January 25, 2016 at 10:20
Join us for our last Open House of the year! [Read More]


Handbell Concert

Handbell Concert

Posted on: Thu, January 21, 2016 at 11:21
You are invited! [Read More]


NANTUCKET LIGHTHOUSE SCHOOL STUDENTS WIN REGIONAL ESSAY CONTEST

NANTUCKET LIGHTHOUSE SCHOOL STUDENTS WIN REGIONAL ESSAY CONTEST

Posted on: Thu, January 14, 2016 at 11:26
PRESS RELEASE Contacts: Emily Miller, Head of School (p) 508-228-0427, (e) emiller@nantucketlighthouseschool.org Logan Gomes, Director of Advancement (p) 508-228-0427, (e) lgomes@nantucketlighthouseschool.org [Read More]


Practicing Daily Thankfulness at Nantucket Lighthouse School

Practicing Daily Thankfulness at Nantucket Lighthouse School

Posted on: Mon, November 23, 2015 at 1:54
A letter from Head of School Emily Miller [Read More]


Join us for an Open House!

Join us for an Open House!

Posted on: Mon, November 16, 2015 at 11:15
Join us for an Open House to learn more about Nantucket Lighthouse School! Take a tour, learn more about our developmentally appropriate curriculum for children preschool through 8th grade, and ask questions. [Read More]


NLS and Nantucket Garden Festival Featured in Pith & Vigor

Posted on: Thu, November 05, 2015 at 11:17
Read the article on Nantucket Lighthouse School and Nantucket Garden Festival as seen in the fall edition of Pith & Vigor - an award winning literary newspaper and online magazine for gardening enthusiasts.

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Lindsey’s 7/8th Grade Class Goes Camping

Lindsey’s 7/8th Grade Class Goes Camping

Posted on: Wed, October 21, 2015 at 1:58
"The identity and social cohesion of our class as a group is so important in setting the tone for the school year. It is one of the reasons for our camping trip." Lindsey Toft, 7/8 Grade Teacher [Read More]


Admissions Open House

Admissions Open House

Posted on: Fri, October 09, 2015 at 9:52
OPEN HOUSE Thursday, November 19, 2015, 11:00am, 1 Rugged Road [Read More]


The Decline of Play in Preschoolers

The Decline of Play in Preschoolers

Posted on: Sun, September 06, 2015 at 10:29
"Let the adult-directed learning experiences come later. Preschool children need to play!" [Read More]


Welcome New Faculty

Welcome New Faculty

Posted on: Mon, August 31, 2015 at 1:59
Nantucket Lighthouse School Welcomes Three New Full-Time Faculty [Read More]


Back To School - Important Dates

Back To School - Important Dates

Posted on: Thu, August 27, 2015 at 1:52
Our school calendar is available online. Take a look! [Read More]