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Lighthouse Academies is a network of K-12 charter schools. Its mission is to prepare students for college, career, and life through a rigorous arts-enriched program. The network was founded to address the staggering achievement gap, which affects the lives of a disproportionate number of people of color. NYU Steinhardt’s Teacher Residency is partnering with Lighthouse Academy Charter Schools in NYC.

Combined with a college prep curriculum, Lighthouse Academies’ staff are advocates and practitioners of restorative justice. This is accomplished with a lens to social-emotional learning, which fosters excellent collaboration among staff and students, and inspires meaningful contribution to the learning community. The schools are guided by the four “Habits of Scholars for K-12”: active community membership; critical thinking; effective communication, and self-direction and management.

Teachers at Lighthouse bring their commitment to restorative practices, and they grow because of the support of the school community. You will have a coach to support you in your progression as a content area expert and an educator with the skills to serve the whole child. On a weekly basis, time is carved out for you to collaborate with your colleagues and together and create a school culture that serves every child.