Our School

Bronx Lighthouse Charter School is a tuition-free, K–12 public charter school located in the Longwood section of the Bronx. We primarily serve families living within New York City District #12 and the larger Bronx community. Admission to our school is based on a lottery system.

Funding and Charter

Bronx Lighthouse Charter School receives public funding from federal and state resources. Managed by Lighthouse Academies, we operate under our charter as authorized by the New York City Department of Education.

Our History

In 2005, we began with a promise to scholars and families in NYC School District 12 and the larger Bronx community to remove all barriers and stop at nothing until we prepare all scholars for college, career, and life. That promise continues to fuel us today.

Our Culture

Restorative Discipline

In 2005, we began with a promise to scholars and families in NYC School District 12 and the larger Bronx community to remove all barriers and stop at nothing until we prepare all scholars for college, career, and life. That promise continues to fuel us today.

High Expectations Paired with High Engagement

We believe that every scholar has the ability to learn, excel, and make huge academic gains when educators raise the academic bar and invest scholars into what they are learning. When educators invest scholars through connections, relevance, and engagement strategies, scholars work harder, focus longer, and enjoy what they are learning. 

Creative Learning Environments

We believe schools should be organized around learning and personal development, not around compliance and discipline. Schools should be a place where teachers and scholars can express themselves and learn more about who they are and who they want to become. We believe that this happens through exploration, failure, and structures that promote creativity. Our classrooms, hallways, learning spaces, and school schedule reflect these values.

Social Capital

Learning is not an individual sport; therefore, a quiet classroom is not the hallmark of great instruction. We believe tohat learning should be seen and heard. In our classrooms, students are required to collaborate, provide feedback to each other, learn cooperatively, and engage in academic discourse.

Through the use of collaborative learning strategies, our classroom structures promote positive interdependence: the ideas of one student enrich the thinking of others. This also extends to the adults in the building. All of our teachers are part of professional learning communities where they learn through working with each other. The aim is that one teacher’s success (or struggles) serve as a learning opportunity for everyone in the community.

Our Mission

Bronx Lighthouse Charter School has a singular mission to prepare students from the Bronx for college, career, and life.