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Indianapolis 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: 425
Grades: K-7
Date Opened:
Principal: Ryan Gall


  • Mayor sponsored charter school that consistently meets all state requirements under the criteria of P.L.221 and AYP
  • Completely standards-based instruction with consistent targeted intervention to support all learners
  • Achieve 3000 (Kidbiz online learning) for Grades 3-5
  • Fall, Winter and Spring Sports
  • Intentional exposure to colleges/universities at all grade levels

Annual Events

  • Back to School Night
  • Spring Talent Show
  • Winter Music Program
  • Father/Daughter Dance

Extracurricular Activities

  • Flag Football
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Girls and Boys Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Girls and Boys Track
  • Biddy Basketball (Grades K-3)
  • Girls and Boys Cross Country
  • National Honor Society
  • National Jr. Honor Society


  • Clowes Memorial Hall
  • Ruth Lily Health Center
  • Young Audiences of America
  • Center for Leadership Development
  • Indiana Charter School Association
  • IndyDance
  • Sam Ash Music
  • Cory Redding Student Pledge Program (Colts)


We are deeply saddened by the loss of the Guerra family. Check back for how you can help the family.  Click here for our press release.

Contributions to help the Guerra family can be made at:

Any Chase Bank
Fund name: The Guerra Charitable Final Arrangement Fund

Click here for more information about the plans for Lighthouse schools in Indiana for 2014-15.




  • 11:  ISTEP Begins
  • 14:  End of Quarter
  • 21:  Parent/Teacher Conferences



  • 07:  School Resumes
  • 28:  ISTEP 2nd Round



  • 13:  K-7 Talent Show
  • 23:  End of Quarter
  • 26:  No School
  • 30:  Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • 31:  CPA Graduation


Spring Break

March 31st - April 4th







Scholars projected to pass ISTEP
Through Acuity testing, our scholars are projected to pass ISTEP. Good luck ILCS scholars!

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Weekly Newsletters

School Leaders

Director of Instruction, Lower Academy

Steven Harrison

Mr. Harrison has previously taught 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade. This is his fifth year at ILCS. Mr. Harrison received a B.S. in Elementary Education from Ball State University. He plans on becoming a principal after he obtains his license.
Director of Instruction, Upper Academy

Karen White

Mrs. White received her B.S. in Elementary Education from St. Joseph's College (Rensselaer, IN). She graduated from the University of Indianapolis with her M.A. in Educational Leadership. This is her first year as a DOI with ILCS but her 12th year in education. Previously she has been a Director of Curriculum and a classroom teacher in another charter school . She is looking forward to working with the high energy and passionate teachers of ILCS and helping our scholars work hard, get smart, and graduate from 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!

If you are interested in enrolling during this school year, please call us.

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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Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter School

1780 Sloan Avenue USA

Tel: 317-351-1534
Fax: 317-351-1804

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