Lodestar’s first Spring EXPO of student learning

June 2, 2017

Excitement and pride were palpable at Lodestar’s first Spring EXPO, as students shared their learning from the year with their families and community members. Kindergarten students taught audiences about recycling, reusing, and repurposing as part of their Trash to Treasure performance . Across campus, Lodestar 6th graders were demonstrating and describing their aquaponics systems. 2nd graders explored where 


Lighthouse 6th graders get cooking with Revolution Foods

May 29, 2017

Lighthouse 6th graders had an unforgettable opportunity to work with the chefs at Revolution Foods (our school breakfast and lunch providers here in Oakland) to prepare lunch for the organization’s board members!

After the meal was prepared and enjoyed, students presented about what they did and learned to the board. Arne Duncan, former Education Secretary under President Obama, recently joined the board at Revolution Foods and he was there to enjoy the meal and chat with students — what an amazing opportunity for Lighthouse students to meet someone standing in their corner on the national stage!


College Declaration Day 2017

May 27, 2017

Lighthouse seniors in the Class of 2017 made a huge announcement on May 25th: they declared where they will attend college in the fall!

College Declaration Day at Lighthouse is an inspiring event every year — students, families, staff, and community members celebrate the hard work of these incredible young people. Check out this year’s video of this special day and be inspired.


Come hear where our seniors are headed this fall!

April 24, 2017

The College Declaration Day ceremony on May 25th begins at 10:00 am in the MPR. Please RSVP to Join us for lunch after the ceremony and to hear more from some of our seniors. You’ll be inspired!

Please RSVP to

Enjoy this video from College Declaration Day 2016!

Spring Making at Lighthouse

April 21, 2017

Students presented their projects at our Prototype Fair on April 21 and are busy preparing their projects for the Bay Area Maker Faire May 19-21. If you’re at the Maker Faire, be sure to stop by and see us!


November 28, 2016

Do you love books? What were your favorites as a kid? Together with Lighthouse, you can put books into the hands of children and make a real difference for Oakland students TODAY.

By giving right now you are purchasing relevant and engaging books for Oakland kids — and even better, your gift will be matched by an incredible anonymous donor. Your $30 gift will become $60, 6 books become 12 in the hands of Lighthouse students! $60 becomes $120, putting 24 books in students’ hands — books for an entire classroom of students!

Your gift now will be a bright light for Lighthouse kids. Be part of something beautiful. Donate now.


Lighthouse Gala Shines!

October 9, 2016

Mayor Libby Schaaf, student speakers and some adorable primary-grade singers helped us celebrate 15 years in style at the beautiful Rotunda Building in downtown Oakland. 380 heroes, who are making a huge difference in Oakland, raised their glasses at our 10th annual gala and pledged their continued support. Now with two schools reaching 950 students, Lighthouse Community Public Schools is poised to make college possible for even more Oakland children.

Lighthouse named #1 school in the Bay Area closing the achievement gap

September 27, 2016

The Mercury News just featured a major report measuring the performance of public schools working with low-income students. Lighthouse is proud to be ranked as the #1 high school working with low-income Latino students, out of the Bay Area’s 1,200 schools!

Gala Celebrating 15 Years on October 8th!

September 12, 2016

On October 8th, celebrate 15 years of Lighthouse and the opening Lodestar. You can make an impact on the lives of Oakland students. Tickets are almost sold out! Register here.

Where Oakland Shines