Lighthouse has been called “A School Worth Visiting.”

November 17, 2015

Lighthouse has been named one of the top middle and high schools in the U.S. worth visiting! Getting Smart compiled the list after visiting a couple thousand schools. They considered schools that receive extraordinary results for underserved communities, schools that create powerful learning experiences and/or are innovative blended and competency based models. We are proud to be a reflection of the dream of our founders as they sat around that coffee table years ago and we will continue to make that dream a brighter reality every day. Read the full article here.

Memorial Service for Steve Sexton

November 4, 2015

Steve Sexton, Lighthouse co-founder and Head of School, passed away on Friday, October 30th, surrounded by his family and loved ones, after a fierce battle with brain cancer. As we grieve the loss of our dear friend, respected colleague, and visionary leader, we want to celebrate Steve’s remarkable legacy.

A Memorial Service will be held November 11th at 11:00 a.m. at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond located at 1414 Harbor Way South, Richmond, 94804

All members of the large Lighthouse family are invited to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Steve may be made to Lighthouse Community Charter School.

Lodestar: A new Lighthouse School is coming to Oakland!

October 29, 2015

OUSD approved Lighthouse’s sibling school, Lodestar, last night with a 5-2 vote.

We received unwavering support from Lighthouse staff, families, board members, Lodestar founding families, community leaders including Kareem Weaver and members of the Oakland Association of Black Educators (OABE) and our very own Oakland mayor, Libby Schaaf, who made an in-person public comment in our support. Also speaking in support were Greg Klein from NGLC and David Silver as the Mayor’s Director of Education. Our past, current and future work is supported by so many outside of our 444 Hegenberger walls.

We are excited to continue our partnership with OUSD in service of our future students and families who deserve to have another high-quality option in our community.

Back to school at Lighthouse

August 17, 2015

Lighthouse students are back to school for another year of growth and learning!

This is what pride and joy look like!

July 27, 2015

Enjoy some images of our graduation ceremony in June. We are proud to say that 94% of the Class of 2015 were accepted to a 4-year college. 90% are the first in their family to go to college.


Got Great Moms? Yes, We Do!

June 17, 2015

Two Lighthouse moms have been honored by the California Milk Processor Board (got milk?) for making a difference in their communities.


Where Oakland Shines