About Us

Northwest Indiana Lighthouse Charter Schools are public charter schools focused on providing educational opportunities to underserved students who deserve access to a high-quality education. Each year, our team of educators, principals, and support staff impact the lives of more than 1800 scholars and families. We offer Indiana families a unique academic curriculum to scholars who face challenges in accessing life-changing opportunities that are possible only through educational equity.

We are committed educators on a mission to prepare scholars for success that extends beyond the classroom. Our approach is rooted in building strong literacy and critical thinking skills, while developing a strong work ethic to ensure that our scholars are prepared for college, career, and life.

Our Mission

The mission of Northwest Indiana Lighthouse Charter Schools is to promote educational equity by preparing our scholars for college, career and life in a rigorous and nurturing environment. 

Our Vision

Northwest Indiana Lighthouse Charter Schools  will be known for fostering  curiosity and participation in the community and providing a foundation to address complex real-world issues through collaboration, and innovative student-driven solutions. Northwest Indiana Lighthouse Charter Schools will be focused on the personal, academic, and professional growth of its scholars. Successful pursuit of desired college, career and life goals will be a result of the educational experiences at Northwest Indiana Lighthouse Charter Schools.

History of Indiana Campuses

Northwest Indiana Lighthouse Charter Schools opened its doors to Indiana families in 2005 at our Gary Lighthouse Charter School serving grades K-5. In 2013, we expanded to include three additional campuses: West Gary Lighthouse, Gary Lighthouse, and East Chicago Lighthouse. We’re currently preparing over 1,800 scholars to be the next generation of industry leaders, ground-breaking scientists and even agents of social change.