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.
Lighthouse School provides an enriched environment for gifted and insatiable learners ages 6-18.
Lighthouse students are self-directed, insatiable learners with curious minds, who are driven to make meaning of their world.
Because Lighthouse School is designed differently than similar schools, the “typical” day is often different for each student.
Lighthouse School partners with Spring Lake Park High School to offer students a variety of honors, Advanced Placement and college readiness courses.
Learning at Lighthouse School is inquiry-based and self-directed under the guidance of our nurturing staff, who provide high expectations, choice and challenge.
Each student at Lighthouse School is known by name, strength, interest and need, leading to personalized student work and learning experiences.
Amazing things are happening every day at Lighthouse School – learn more about our Lighthouse stories and voices.
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.
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.
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.
The teachers here know how to inspire us to be curious.
Lighthouse is about meeting their needs, which happens to be very different than other kids.
On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, voters will elect three residents to serve on the seven-member school board of Spring Lake Park Schools, serving Blaine, Fridley and Spring Lake Park. These seats are currently held by Jim Amundson, Tony Easter and Amy Hennen.
All grades 4-12 students in Spring Lake Park Schools will be provided an iPad for use in the classroom and to take home. For the 2019-2020 school year, the cost of the iPad Protection Plan will be $10 per student, with a deductible to cover damage to the iPad or if it is lost or stolen.
Will Wackman, Spring Lake Park High School (SLPHS) Director of Athletics and Activities, is excited to announce Addison DeBoer as the new boys’ hockey coach. DeBoer’s is a 2006 graduate of SLPHS and went on to play four years at Colorado College and two years on several minor league hockey teams.
The Spring Lake Park School Board held a regular meeting on Tuesday, June 11.
Students, families and staff gathered to celebrate the Spring Lake Park Schools’ Life Skills Transitions students at an end of the year celebration on Wednesday, June 5. Students were honored for their hard work throughout the year and six graduating students were presented with their diplomas.
Spring Lake Park High School senior An Trinh and Lighthouse School eighth grader Sasha Levinshteyn were selected to participate in the American Regions Math League (ARML) National Math Contest at the University of Iowa on May 31-June 1.