Process

We are delighted that you are interested in Nantucket Lighthouse School for your child's education! The steps below will guide you through the application process for Small School, Kinderclass, and Grades 1–5. 

Steps to Apply:

1. Attend an Open House or set up a Personal Tour and request an admissions portfolio.

2. Submit a completed application.

3. Your child will be invited to attend an "Observation Day." 

4. You will be invited to an Interview with the Head of School. The interview is typically 30 minutes in length and gives you a chance to ask questions. In addition to the observation day, this will also give our Head of School an opportunity to determine the best placement for your child.

5. An Admissions Notification is mailed by:

  • January 31, 2020 for Small School and Kinderclass
  • March 6, 2020 for Grades 1-8

Please note:

  • To be eligible for Small School, children must turn 2.9 by August 31 before the September in which they begin.
  • To be eligible for first grade, children must turn six by August 31 before the September in which they begin.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Admissions Director Barbara Zachary.

Barbara Zachary
Admissions Director
bzachary@nantucketlighthouseschool.org
508.228.0427

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Non-Discrimination Statement:

The Nantucket Lighthouse School admits qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, religion, mental or physical ability, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to its students.  The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, religion, mental or physical ability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law, in the administration of its educational, admissions, scholarships and loans, athletic, and other policies and programs.


General Admissions Policy:

The School strives to build a diverse student body that reflects the School’s mission and values.  The School further strives to ensure an appropriate match between a prospective student/family and the mission and philosophy of the School.  In doing so, the School maintains an admissions process that affirms the dignity and worth of each individual and respects the needs of students and families to learn about the School’s programs and activities.  We encourage families to learn more about our School, and to take advantage of our Open Houses, Observation Days, tours, and knowledgeable Admissions staff.