Lighthouse Community Charter School is a K–12 school for low-income students in Oakland. In its first year, the school opened with less than 100 students. Lighthouse has grown to serve over 800 students across grade K-12 at two school locations: Lighthouse and Lodestar. Of the first high school graduating class of 21 students, all were accepted to four-year colleges or universities—92% are the first in their family to go to college.
Lighthouse’s new facility and adjoining yards create a new haven for teaching and learning in Oakland. The campus houses 70,000 square feet of classrooms and offices, a full-service K-12 library, two state-of-the art media labs, art and music studios, a multi-purpose space and kitchen, a family resource center, two internal learning courtyards, and a yard complete with a flex field, age-appropriate play structures, gardens, and community spaces.