Lighthouse International Helps K-12 Students Discover Their Unique Strengths And Develop As Global Citizens. Because Our World Needs Them!
At Lighthouse International, we still believe in heroes.
Lighthouse International is the first micro-school of its kind in Missouri. An innovative alternative at an affordable price. A place where children are free to “fail forward“. A place where they learn to BE and to DO, not just to KNOW. It's education as it should be.
Socratic discussions, collaborative projects, and self-paced learning in a student-led environment. Acton students are building real-life skills in the classroom every day.
We use the latest technology in a self-paced learning environment that is designed to foster responsibility, goal-setting, and teamwork. Our learners are empowered to be independent, motivated thinkers.
We are “student-led.” This means young people take ownership of their education and peer relationships. Acton students learn to think independently, take responsibility, and embrace the challenge. They are being prepared to bring their unique genius to the world.
Students develop personal virtues such as honesty, hard work, responsibility, kindness, and empathy. Armed with purpose and good character, we believe our students will launch into adulthood prepared to find their calling and change the world.
The learning experience is much richer when the teacher (“Guide”) offers insightful questions and facilitates hands-on learning by always responding to questions with new questions.
We believe in the power of apprenticeships. Beginning in middle school, our students obtain summer internships in a field they are passionate about. Doctor, entrepreneur, baker, plumber, attorney, graphic designer, what will your child choose?
We believe in preparing our students to thrive in a globalized society, wherever their passions take them. Exploring cultures around the world while launching a startup, building a robot, or perfecting an instrument or sport, our students are building real-life skills every day.
I'm the Founder and Head of School at Lighthouse International.
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