Who We Are

High expectations.
High achievement for all.
No excuses.

Welcome to Lighthouse School in Spring Lake Park! We provide an enriched learning environment that matches the needs of self-directed, gifted and insatiable learners ages 6-18.

School for the Highly Gifted

Lighthouse School provides an enriched environment for gifted and insatiable learners ages 6-18.

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Our Students

Lighthouse students are self-directed, insatiable learners with curious minds, who are driven to make meaning of their world.

A Typical Lighthouse Day

Because Lighthouse School is designed differently than similar schools, the “typical” day is often different for each student.

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Opportunities through SLPHS

Lighthouse School partners with Spring Lake Park High School to offer students a variety of honors, Advanced Placement and college readiness courses.

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Inquiry-Based, Complex Learning

Learning at Lighthouse School is inquiry-based and self-directed under the guidance of our nurturing staff, who provide high expectations, choice and challenge.

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Innovative and Personalized Learning

Each student at Lighthouse School is known by name, strength, interest and need, leading to personalized student work and learning experiences.

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Panther Pride

Amazing things are happening every day at Lighthouse School – learn more about our Lighthouse stories and voices.

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Why I’m #SLPPantherProud

Hear from our staff, students and community about the amazing things that are happening at Lighthouse School every day.

Patty Jansen giving a high five to a student

Special Education teacher, Lighthouse and SLPHS

As a special education teacher, I feel I get the opportunity to know students and their families very well. I get to work with most students one-on-one and really get to personalize their learning.

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Parent, Lighthouse

The opportunity for the kids to go take high school classes and that flexibility to move back and forth between the high school and Lighthouse is pretty special.

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Kevin Berdine

Lead Teacher, Lighthouse

Advisors and teacher facilitators here, we’re not direct instructing, we are facilitators of learning and we’re really trying to highlight the things they’re good at.

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