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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: Stacy Winitt


  • 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
  • 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


Monday, January 26, 2015

Weather Advisory: SCHOOL CLOSED ON 1/27/15

Schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 27. Given the snow day, Regents exams will be rescheduled to Thursday. The subjects impacted are:
  • Global History and Geography 
  • Integrated Algebra
  • Comprehensive Testing in Writing (special education)
  • Comprehensive in Mathematics (special education)

On Monday, January 26, all after-school programs, PSAL, and evening adult education programs have been canceled. School field trips and PD for teachers are also canceled. Regents exams are being carried out as scheduled. Principals and test coordinators have been permitted start the exam for all students – including students entitled to receive extended time – before the 1:15pm scheduled start time.

(from the NYC Department of Education Website)


ATTENTION PARENTS: The BLCS Board of Trustees is looking for a parent to join the Board. If you are interested, please complete an application (BLCS Parent Board Application 2014).

Apply now for 2015-16.



  • February 6: Parent Teacher Conferences (11:30 am Dismissal, Conferences 12:30 - 6:30 pm) - Rescheduled from 1/30/15
  • February 16-20: Mid-Winter Recess (NO SCHOOL)
  • February 26: Board of Trustees Meeting (6:30 pm, CPA Media Lab)


  • March 16: BLCS Rejuvenation Day (NO SCHOOL)
  • March 19: Board of Trustees Meeting (6:30 pm, CPA Media Lab)
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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Stacy Winitt

Stacy Winitt
An alumnus of Teach for America, Stacy began her career in education in 1993 as a teacher in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City, a community she continued to serve for twenty years. After teaching for eight years, Stacy assumed greater leadership roles as a staff developer for one year and an assistant principal for four years. In 2006, after witnessing firsthand the need for high quality school choice for families living in northern Manhattan, she founded New Heights Academy Charter School, a public charter school for students in grades 5-12. Serving as the executive director for seven years, Stacy led an incredibly talented team that worked tirelessly to ensure that all students graduated prepared to succeed in college and life. Stacy earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Cornell University and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Bank Street 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 2015 – 2016 school year is April 1, 2015.  Please download an application below or stop by the school to pick one up in person.


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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