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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: 468
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

  • Sports After School Program (seasonal)
  • Tutoring After School Program


  • Symphony Space
  • Teach For America


Apply now for 2015-16!


June 2015

  • June 1: Progress Reports sent home (final one for year)
  • June 12: Last Day of Quarter 4
  • June 17: Notification letter sent home regarding summer school/retention
  • June 18: Spring Arts Showcase (6:00-8:00pm, CPA Gym)
  • June 18: BLCS Board of Trustees Meeting (CPA - 4th floor)
  • June 24 & 25: Scholars dismissed at 1:30pm
  • June 26: Last Day of School; report cards sent home with scholars at 10am
  • June 29: First Day of Summer School (mandated scholars only)

July 2015

  •  July 17: Last Day of Summer School

August 2015

  • August 31: First Day of School!
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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.  The lottery will be held on April 7, 2015 at 9am.  You do not need to be present at the lottery – letters will be mailed immediately afterwards to announce acceptances and wait list placement.

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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