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Bronzeville Lighthouse Charter School

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: 470
Grades: K-8
Date Opened:
Principal: Christina Page


Annual Events

  • Parent Induction Night
  • High School Fair
  • Winter Concert
  • Staff & Parent Development Night
  • Reading and Math Night
  • Fun Fest

Extracurricular Activities

  • Boys and Girls Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Student Council
  • Performing Arts
  • Martial Arts
  • Dance


  • Open Books
  • Chicago School of Psychology
  • Chicago Human Rhythm Project
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
  • Delores Kohl Education Foundation


BZLCS November Shining Stars - Self Disipline- Jordan Hillman, Jaylen Henry, Amya Woods, Yerriel McToy Humility - Destyni Taylor, Ashante Cannon, Lentino Wilbourn, Justin Tabor, Sarah Matthews Intelligence - Destiny Dawson, Jonathan Mcgee, Calif Davis, Alivia Ashley, Jadyn Chester, Veronica Cannon Nobility - Noah Jones, Zyonna Bates, Dejanae Dear, Mekhi Elliott, John Coppage, Gamyre Wilkins Excellence - Paige Campbell, Neera Durr, Jeremiah Hampton, Talyia Nesbit



  • BZLCS Board Meeting- 17th - 5:00pm
  • CPS Board Meeting- 18th - 10:00am
  • High School Fair BZLCS- 18th - 5:00pm
  • Parent Meeting - 19th - 4:30pm
  • College Dress Day- 20th 
  • Arts Infusion Showcase- 24th
  • Thanksgiving Break - 25,26,27- No School
  • Classes Resume - 30th




Chicago participants in the PUSH for Excellence Inspirational Speech Awards

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School Leaders


Christina Page

Ms. Page previously served at Perspectives Charter Schools’ Calumet High School of Technology, where she was the Founding Principal and served for the last eight years. During her time as Principal, she received several leadership honors, including an Achievement Award recognizing the highest Math and Reading gains within the network, as measured by ACT's Educational Planning and Assessment System. Ms. Page comes to us with approximately 15 years of experience in education. She began her teaching career through Teach For America teaching at the elementary level in Chicago Public Schools. She also taught Special Education while doing her Principalship Internship through Lewis University. Ms. Page has certifications in School Administration, Short Term Learning Behavior Specialist (PreK-12), and Elementary Education (K-9). She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Temple University as well as a Masters of Education from National Louis University. Ms. Page is dedicated to her scholars and has been a strong advocate for quality education for students in urban communities.
Upper Academy Assistant Principal /DTL

Dana Lucas

Ms. Lucas is the Assistant Principal/Director of Teacher Leadership at Bronzeville Lighthouse Charter School. Last year, she returned to Lighthouse Academies after serving as a Resident Principal at Jose de Diego in the Chicago Public Schools. Previously, she taught at Lighthouse Charter Schools in Gary, Indiana, where she was recognized for leading students to the highest student growth in the network of 21 Lighthouse Schools. Ms. Lucas received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois, and has a Masters of Teaching and a Masters of Education Administration from Dominican University. She believes that building capacity in teachers through collaboration, high quality feedback, and analysis of student data will have the longest and most substantial impact on student achievement, and is thrilled to be working to improve the quality of education in the community in which she lives.
School Operations Manager

Erica Ross

Erica Ross graduated from University of Memphis with a Bachelor's in Organizational Leadership and earned her MBA from American InterContinental University with a specialization in Project Management. Before arriving at Bronzeville Ms. Ross worked in education advocacy promoting the improvement of public school education. She currently serves on two non-profit boards one as Board Secretary and the other Director of Operations.

Walter Johnson

Business/Office Manager


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!

Join Our Team

BZLCS Scholar Handbook 15-16Handbook_Calender updatedAre 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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Bronzeville Lighthouse Charter School

8 West Root Street, Chicago, IL 60609, USA

41.8191910 -87.6275406
Tel: 773-535-1460
Fax: 773-285-1564

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