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