NEW students start on Tuesday, September 3, 2024. Returning students come back on September 4.

We are a school where young people design their own futures.

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Personalized, not standardized.


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Doing work that matters.


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Our diversity is our greatest strength.

Our Mission

LightHouse Holyoke is changing what school can be.
Our Founding Beliefs


Competency-based education is a learner-centered alternative to traditional letter grades. Each student’s unique set of strengths, needs, interests, goals, family and cultural background, and experiences are nurtured and leveraged to enable them to develop a host of research-based competencies using an array of personalized resources both inside and outside of LightHouse.
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Our Approach

The LightHouse educational experience goes well beyond conventional practices and offers a personalized approach for young people aged 13 and older. We are supporting students to do much more than get by or get through it, but to thrive. 

LightHouse is a competency-based program, meaning we value learning and individual development over seat-time or arbitrary curriculum. We change the teacher-student relationship entirely to create a truly collaborative process that is founded in trust and mutual respect.
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Big plans and updates for the LightHouse Holyoke move to the former Gateway City Arts three-building arts complex at 92 Race St. in Holyoke.

LightHouse Holyoke is growing! We are in the process of acquiring the former Gateway City Arts, a three-building arts complex just down the block from our current location. Opening at the […]

Big Plans

Plans announced for LightHouse to acquire the three-building arts complex at 92 Race St.

LightHouse announces agreement to purchase Gateway City Arts, the three-building arts complex at 92 Race St. in Holyoke.
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