Come hear where our seniors are headed this fall!

April 24, 2017

The College Declaration Day ceremony on May 25th begins at 10:00 am in the MPR. Please RSVP to Join us for lunch after the ceremony and to hear more from some of our seniors. You’ll be inspired!

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Enjoy this video from College Declaration Day 2016!

Spring Making at Lighthouse

April 21, 2017

Students presented their projects at our Prototype Fair on April 21 and are busy preparing their projects for the Bay Area Maker Faire May 19-21. If you’re at the Maker Faire, be sure to stop by and see us!


November 28, 2016

Do you love books? What were your favorites as a kid? Together with Lighthouse, you can put books into the hands of children and make a real difference for Oakland students TODAY.

By giving right now you are purchasing relevant and engaging books for Oakland kids — and even better, your gift will be matched by an incredible anonymous donor. Your $30 gift will become $60, 6 books become 12 in the hands of Lighthouse students! $60 becomes $120, putting 24 books in students’ hands — books for an entire classroom of students!

Your gift now will be a bright light for Lighthouse kids. Be part of something beautiful. Donate now.


Lighthouse Gala Shines!

October 9, 2016

Mayor Libby Schaaf, student speakers and some adorable primary-grade singers helped us celebrate 15 years in style at the beautiful Rotunda Building in downtown Oakland. 380 heroes, who are making a huge difference in Oakland, raised their glasses at our 10th annual gala and pledged their continued support. Now with two schools reaching 950 students, Lighthouse Community Public Schools is poised to make college possible for even more Oakland children.

Lighthouse named #1 school in the Bay Area closing the achievement gap

September 27, 2016

The Mercury News just featured a major report measuring the performance of public schools working with low-income students. Lighthouse is proud to be ranked as the #1 high school working with low-income Latino students, out of the Bay Area’s 1,200 schools!

Gala Celebrating 15 Years on October 8th!

September 12, 2016

On October 8th, celebrate 15 years of Lighthouse and the opening Lodestar. You can make an impact on the lives of Oakland students. Tickets are almost sold out! Register here.

It’s Official! Lodestar is Open!

August 26, 2016

Mayor Libby Schaaf, Superintendent Antwan Wilson, and President of Patten Foundation, Gary Moncher, gave heartfelt remarks of support and encouragement before the ribbon was officially cut. This marks the culmination of two years of planning and the beginning of a new excellent public school for Oakland!

We are back to school at Lighthouse and Lodestar!

August 15, 2016

Today we welcome over 900 students to our TWO Oakland campuses. It is going to be a remarkable year of learning and growth!


Lighthouse Teacher Named One of Oakland’s Charter School Teachers of the Year!

June 20, 2016

Congratulations to Megan Stoehr, one of Oakland’s Charter School Teachers of the Year! Meg was recognized for her high expectations of her students, her remarkable curriculum through which her students explore themes of social justice, and her commitment to helping her peers become better teachers! WAY TO GO MEG!!

Where Oakland Shines