4th graders trying out remodeled snow machines.

North Point 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.
This institution is a equal opportunity provider.


Quick Facts

Number of Scholars: 350
Grades: K4-4
Date Opened:
Principal: Dr. Beverly Echols


  • College Focus beginning in K4 and Kindergarten
  • Arts Infusion in all Core Subjects
  • More Time on Instruction (8:00 – 3:15 daily; two additional weeks of school per year)
  • Small Classes
  • Looping (Teachers stay with students for two years in a row)
  • Strong Partnership with Families
  • Quality Teachers, Quality Instruction
  • A Strong, Nurturing Culture of Achievement, Respect and Responsibility
  • Located in the Thurston Woods area (near Berryland)

Annual Events

  •  Shine On School-wide Cleanup
  • School Wide Picnic (June TBA)
  • Carnival (Spring TBA)

Extracurricular Activities

  • Academic enrichment in literacy and math
  • Homework assistance; enrichment activities
  • Girl Scouts
  • Junior Achievement
  • Co-Ed football and Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Girls on the Run


  • Agape Community Center
  • Woodrow Wilson Fellowship
  • CESA1
  • Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast
  • Mad Science
  • First Stage
  • DanceWorks
  • Buddy's Pizza and Steak
  • Jewish Family Services: http://www.jfsmilw.org
  • PAVE
  • Schools that can MKE
  • Horace Mann
  • Yoga mentors and teachers:  Miss Mira and Miss Wendy




Happy Spring! 

Last day for Scholars, June 10th. 



  • May 30, Memorial Day-School Closed.


  • June 10th.  Last Day of school for scholars.
  • End of the year celebration.  TBA.




3rd scholar shows off his rocket created out of a plastic water bottle.
We will prepare YOUR STUDENT for college through a rigorous arts-infused program. This institution is a equal opportunity provider.

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School Leaders


Dr. Beverly Echols

Beverly Echols
Dr. Echols holds a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership, a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work and Child Welfare. She is licensed as Wisconsin Superintendent, Principal, and Supervisor of Instruction K-12. Previous professional responsibilities and experiences include developing and monitoring School Improvement Plans, supervision of Response to Intervention Plans and extensive work with data management systems to drive instructional improvement. Dr. Echols brings 30 years of successful educational leadership to North Point. North Point has the right turnaround leader.
School Operations Manager

Denna Blue-Miller

Mrs. Denna Blue-Miller is the School Operations Manager. Mrs. Blue-Miller graduated from Alverno College in Milwaukee with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Additionally, she is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and Administrative Leadership. Mrs. Blue-Miller began her teaching career in 2001, when she taught grades Prekindergarten, 1st, 5th, and 6th grade. After eight years of teaching Mrs. Blue-Miller took on the role of Business Manager. In her role as School Operations Manager Mrs. Blue-Miller will manage all school operations and work closely with key community partners.


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

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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North Point Lighthouse Charter School

4200 West Douglas Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53209, USA

43.1312752 -87.9645004
Tel: 414-461-5339
Fax: 414-461-5482

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