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Bronx Lighthouse Charter School

At Lighthouse Academies, we prepare our scholars through rigorous programs that provide them with a foundation that will allow them to succeed in and graduate from college. Our unique arts-infused curriculum, emphasis on social development and integration of diverse cultural opportunities augments learning and broadens horizons.


Quick Facts

Number of Scholars: 449
Grades: K-8
Date Opened:
Principal: Dianne Hardcastle, Interim Principal


  • Technology, Music, Art and Physical Education classes during the instructional school day
  • Opportunities for students to be instructed in small groups
  • Rigorous academic curriculum with an emphasis on writing and thinking critically
  • Development of Individualized Learning Plans for each student

Annual Events

  • Science Fair
  • Musical Performances
  • 5th Grade Experiential Camping Trip
  • Field Day
  • Family Fun Day
  • Hispanic Fair

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts & Sports After School Program (Starts in October)
  • Academic Enrichment After School Program


  • Fordham University RETC - Center for Professional Development
  • Teach For America


Next Board Meeting: July 1 at 6:30 p.m.

EMAIL UPDATE: Effective 6/26/14 Lighthouse Academies email addresses will change. Moving forward, to contact Lighthouse employees please use instead of The first part of the email address will remain the same (1st initial and last name), but will now have the new ending. Example:

Apply now for 2014-15.



  • July 1: Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, July 7 to Friday, July 25: Summer School (8 AM to 1:00 PM)


  • September 2: First Day of School
  • September 10: Back to School Night

Note: Dismissal for Kindergarten during week of September 2 is at Noon.

Look at our Lower Academy Staff from one of our July Professional Development days. We had lunch at Baretto Point Park together!

Documents & Links

Latest Documents

School Calendars


Document Archive

Annual Reports

Board Calendars

Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Trustees


Financial Reports



Progress Reports

Scholar Family Handbooks

School Calendars

School News

Student Applications

Student Family Handbooks

School Leaders

Interim Principal

Dianne Hardcastle

Dianne Hardcastle manages an incredible team of professional educators and challenges them to make a difference each day. With a school model which embraces arts infusion as a strategy for engagement, Dianne supports her team to develop creative strategies to encourage student empowerment, risk taking, and innovation. Prior to joining Lighthouse Academies, Dianne worked for Uncommon Schools, first in instructional leadership, and later in college access, where she assured a 100% college matriculation rate and saw the first Ivy League student acceptance. Dianne started her career in education as a part of the Teach For America corps in Philadelphia and every day she commits to challenge the status quo. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from California Polytechnic State University, and a Master’s Degree in Education from Chestnut Hill College.


Become a Lighthouse Academy Student

Discover, achieve and prepare for success in college and beyond. We will prepare your student academically, socially and culturally to succeed in and graduate from college. We will develop your student’s critical decision-making skills to prepare him/her for success in life. Lighthouse Academies offers small schools, small class sizes, longer school year, and longer school day so we can provide students with a high quality education. Don’t wait – apply now to transform your child’s future!


The deadline for scholar applications for the 2014 – 2015 school year has passed.  Parents are welcome to submit a completed application which will be added to our wait list.


Join Our Team

Are you fearless, driven and forward-thinking? We need people who want to teach, lead and transform the lives of our students. We need people who share our passion for creativity and innovation. We are committed to developing the capacity of our staff with 20 professional days each year, individual coaching and collaboration. Join us in transforming children’s futures.

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Bronx Lighthouse Charter School

1001 Intervale Avenue Bronx NY 10459 USA

40.8231888 -73.8973846
Tel: 646-915-0025
Fax: 646-915-0037

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