LCS History                                                         

 

Development

Lighthouse Christian School operates as a non-profit ministry of Lighthouse Christian Fellowship that was established to glorify God by offering a Christ-centered, quality education that assists parents in developing leaders and disciples of Christ in Middle Tennessee. The school opened in August of 1979 with 128 students. Since its inception, LCS has been committed to assisting parents in the training and education of their children. It is the desire of the administration and staff that all our students would become disciples of Jesus Christ.

Over the years, Lighthouse Christian School has been a shining light to the community of Antioch, Tennessee. LCS has seen numerous students graduate and go on to colleges and universities such as Vanderbilt, Lipscomb, Trevecca, Bryant, and more. LCS boast graduates who have gone into the world to be nurses, missionaries, pilots, engineers, accountants, athletes, actors, and more.

In 2010, when the Nashville encountered the flood, Lighthouse lost the Preschool building. Many remember the iconic image of the "Hope" building rushing down I-24 and being destroyed, which will always be in the minds of all those in Nashville and the family and friends of Lighthouse. Lighthouse as a whole feared the worst of the future, but a miracle from God, the Nashville community, and Extreme Home Makeover worked together to graciously build a brand new Preschool and a brand new era for LCS.

Awards

The school exemplifies a high standard of education and Christian character. Lighthouse was voted the Best in Private Education K-12 by the readers of the Tennessean during the Toast of Music City in 2013, 2015, and 2016. In 2017, the Lighthouse Preschool was voted as a top Preschool in the Nashville area in the same contest. One thing that we value at Lighthouse is diversity, and we were recently recognized as the most diverse school in Tennessee by Niche.com.

Not only do Lighthouse students have impressive test scores, but our students continue to amaze the community with their athletic abilities. In 2017, both the LCS Boys Soccer Team and the Baseball Team won their State Championships. Every LCS sport has won numerous awards and champions in its history.

The Lighthouse Difference

Lighthouse Christian School presented its first commencement exercise for five graduates in May of 1982. Since then, the senior class has grown. The graduating class of 2018 will consist of 30 students. Our graduation ceremony is a special occasion centered around family and relationships and unlike any other such celebration. We give many prestigious awards, and the students spend the major part of the program honoring, praising, and thanking their parents.

Our alumni are regularly seen at sporting events and special ceremonies. A number of LCS students have graduated from or are now attending universities all over the state and country. Currently, a number of alumni are working with us as teachers or after school care providers. While not all alumni are actively pursuing Christ, many are following Him and are upstanding, productive members of society.

With the strong support of the Lighthouse Church family, devoted parents, and dedicated staff, LCS has grown and established a strong testimony throughout the Southeast Nashville community. LCS' main endeavor is to satisfy a student’s spiritual, academic, social, and physical needs in the following ways:

(1) By striving to offer a chapel program that includes revivals and special events. Additionally, Biblical integration is included in each academic subject and there are several leadership groups that strive to make disciples of fellow students.

2) By providing an excellent academic schedule that exceeds the requirements of the Tennessee Board of Regents.

(3) By offering extracurricular activities that are geared toward addressing the social needs of students.

(4) By providing a sports program including basketball, football, baseball, and soccer for boys; and basketball, volleyball, softball, and cheerleading for girls. We also provide a comprehensive physical education program that begins in Kindergarten.  

LCS has a variety of talented students in the Fine Arts area. Students in Theater Arts, Choir, and Art, and other areas have won awards, including State Championships. The LCS Fine Arts Department has opportunities from Preschool to Grade 12. Each year, there are multiple productions and performance opportunities provided for each student so that students are given a chance to shine and families are provided a chance to celebrate their student’s talents.

LCS is technologically advanced. The class of 2017 was the first class to be given iPads to replace textbooks. Each year a new class receives their textbooks on iPads. Currently, grades 9-12 are using one-to-one technology in the classroom.

Lighthouse Christian School is paving the way in developing leaders for tomorrow and life-long followers of Christ.

Check out the Lighthouse difference! You will be glad you did.