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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.

About

Quick Facts

Number of Scholars: 420
Grades: K-7
Date Opened:
Principal: Dianne Hardcastle, Interim Principal

Features

  • 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

Partnerships

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

Announcements

Apply now for 2014-15.

Calendar

Every Wednesday we have 1:30 PM Dismissals - Aftercare will not be provided.

 

April

  • Wednesday, Apr. 9: Staff Professional Development Day (No School for Scholars)
  • Monday, Apr.14-Friday, Apr. 18: Spring Break (No School)
  • Thursday, Apr 17: Board of Trustees Meeting (6 pm, CPA Media Lab)
  • Wednesday, Apr. 30 - Friday, May 2: State Math Exams

May

  • Wednesday, May 7 & Thursday, May 8: Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Monday, May 26: Memorial Day (No School)
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Look at our Lower Academy Staff from one of our July Professional Development days. We had lunch at Baretto Point Park together!

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School Leaders

Interim Principal

Dianne Hardcastle

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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.
Director of Teacher Leadership (Grades 5-8)

TS Hoard

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As native of Milwaukee, TS Hoard is committed to being a change agent in education. TS has lived by Nelson Mandela’s quote, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." TS started his career in education as a part of the Teach For America corps in New York. Prior to joining Lighthouse Academies, TS taught in the Bronx, was a founding Director of Instruction at a charter school in Brooklyn, and continued to do work on developing young men through education. TS is passionate about educating and mentoring scholars to be committed to excellence in character, scholastic achievement, and community service. In doing so, he believes we are building future leaders who will create, participate in, and influence the social, political, and economic structures in contribution to our world.

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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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Contact

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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