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Metropolitan 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: 357
Grades: K-6
Date Opened:
Principal: Courtney Russell


  • Responsive Classroom Approach to Social Development
  • Summer SHINE partnership with Bronx Lighthouse Charter School
  • Science, Physical Education, and Music Programs
  • English as a Second Language Program
  • Technology Integration in all Classrooms
  • Reading Partners Tutoring Program

Annual Events

  • Monthly Town Hall Meetings
  • Family Fun Day
  • Scholar Achievement Nights
  • Science Fair

Extracurricular Activities

  • Girl Scouts
  • Boy Scouts
  • Girls on the Run


  • Reading Partners
  • Donors Choose
  • New York Charter School Association
  • New Victory Theater
  • Teach For America




  • July 7-25: Summer SHINE at Bronx Lighthouse Charter School


  • August 11-29: Home Visits


  • September 8: First Day of School
  • September 8th and 9th Early Dismissal 1:00 pm for Kindergarten
  • September 10: Early Dismissal 1:00 p.m. (every Weds early dismissal)
  • September 10: Back to School Night, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Lower Academy, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Upper Academy

Early Dismissal Every Wednesday at 1:00 pm





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MetLCS looks forward to moving to its permanent home in 2014 – 2015, where the school will expand each year to eventually be a K – 12 school!

Documents & Links

Latest Documents

Student Applications


School Supply List

Uniform Information

Document Archive

Annual Reports

Board Meeting Agendas

Board of Trustees



Marketing Materials



Press Releases

Scholar Family Handbooks

School Calendars

School News

School Supply List

Student Applications

Uniform Information

School Leaders


Courtney Russell

Courtney Russell
Ms. Russell started her career with Hands On Atlanta as an Americorps member directing a team of members and volunteers to influence the academic and social capacities of inner-city students. She then joined Teach For America and taught elementary school in Atlanta. She taught for five years achieving significant academic gains in all subject areas. Most recently, Ms. Russell served as a Professional Development Consultant for Renzulli Learning, an online educational program focused on differentiated learning. Ms. Russell holds a BA from Muhlenberg College as well as a MA in Educational Leadership from Teacher College at Columbia University. She recently completed her Ed.S. in Instructional Design and Development from University of Georgia.

Shaniqua Santos

Associate Coordinator of Family and Community Partnerships


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.


Why Choose MetLCS?

¿Por qué escoger MetLCS?

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.

Why MetLCS?

MetLCS 2014-2015 Staff Open House Flyer

MetLCS Staff Sell Sheet 2014-2015



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Metropolitan Lighthouse Charter School

180 West 165th Street, Bronx, NY 10452 Bronx NY 10452 USA

40.8342667 -73.9301758
Tel: 718-893-0640
Fax: 718-893-0675

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