Call for Artists

call for artists lighthouse holyoke

By // February 21, 2016

With the support of The Holyoke Cultural Council and Whole Foods, LightHouse is hosting a Teen Art Show in the lobby of the STEAM Building to open on Friday, April 15, 4:00-7:00pm. Call for Artists application is available now. Space in the show will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and the application will close on March 24. Any … Read More

Progress on Soucey Park

lighthouse students work on designs for Soucey Park

By // February 20, 2016

LightHouse is committed to improving our local community, and Soucey Park is high on our list. As part of our program at LightHouse, students choose community projects to work on every Friday. The goal is for our students to learn to take positive action in improving their community and their world. The first project they chose back in September of … Read More

The Truth About Trust

trust is an essential ingredient at LightHouse

By // February 13, 2016

Relationships at LightHouse are founded on trust. We trust that our students really do want to learn and to build interesting, positive, and healthy lives. We know this is true for every single one of our students. We also know that learning how to build this life is a process that develops and changes over time. We trust our students … Read More

The power of an emotional education

By // January 6, 2016

How many of us have the chance to learn social and emotional skills as a part of our school experience? The reality is that very few of us ever have such an opportunity through formal education. But why? We put so much emphasis on learning academic skills, but why don’t we give the same importance to learning how to manage … Read More

Who wants a LightHouse T-Shirt?

By // December 1, 2015

With the expert guidance of our wonderful Carlos Peña, the teens in our Screenprinting class have made some beautiful LightHouse t-shirts! Students in the class have learned to design and create screens and print shirts.  In addition to the artistic and technical aspects of this endeavor, they’ve also focused on the business and entrepreneurial side of things- how many shirts, … Read More

Ten Weeks and Subtitles

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Video! LightHouse opened on September 8, 2015.  We are now about 10 weeks into our first year with our first cohort of 23 students.  So far, so awesome.  Take a look and hear from some of our teens directly:

Games Night, Thursday, 12/3

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LightHouse is hosting a Games Night for teens on Thursday, December 3, 5:00-8:00 pm.  All welcome! Bring your favorite game, or get in on one of the ones we have here.  Make some friends, bring some friends… and have fun! 5:00-8:00 pm. We’ll have snacks and soda.  Parents are welcome to come in and say hello.  Leave your teen or … Read More

Block Three Preview: Rosa Ibarra

By // November 28, 2015

Block Three at LightHouse begins on Monday, January 4, 2016. New students are welcome to enroll. The full schedule will be released in the next few days, but we are thrilled to offer this sneak preview: Painting with Rosa Ibarra on Tuesdays/Thursdays, 1:00-2:30. Rosa is a highly acclaimed artist and we are very pleased that she has agreed to offer … Read More

“A venture capitalist searches for the purpose of school. Here’s what he found.”Repost from Washington Post

By // November 16, 2015

A must-read for anyone concerned about education. Original piece is here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2015/11/03/a-venture-capitalist-searches-for-the-purpose-of-school-heres-what-he-found/ Ted Dintersmith is a highly successful venture capitalist and father of two who is devoting most of his time, energy and part of of his personal fortune to education-related initiatives that call for a radical remaking of what and how students learn.  He organized, funded and produced the documentary … Read More