Lighthouse School, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit (501(c)(3)), Chapter 766 approved human service corporation serving the needs of students with a wide array of disabilities. We are both a school and a treatment center.
Our services are designed to promote total life development, both in school, and at home. Students live in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine, and are transported to and from Lighthouse School daily.
We have successfully helped a diverse range of children for over 40 years, providing quality treatment and educational services to meet their needs.
Lighthouse is a treatment center. Students typically come to Lighthouse School having struggled in other settings; especially those with a more educational focus. These challenges go far beyond the classroom setting and may accurately be described as life challenges. Our primary objective is to help all students gain the insights and skills necessary to successful master all challenges in life: at school, at home and in the community.
Lighthouse is a school. As a school, we conform to all of the regulations and expectations of every school in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Lighthouse School has operated under the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as an approved private, not-for-profit 501(c )(3) school serving in excess of 100 communities in the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine for over four decades. Over these years, Lighthouse School staff have worked diligently to develop effective technologies that address the needs of students and their families and the communities that Lighthouse School is so privileged to serve.
We chose the name “Lighthouse” for our school because we wanted a name that would properly represent our goals, philosophy and mission.
A lighthouse represents direction, guidance and safety through complex or difficult passages. Our students come to Lighthouse School with a wide range of strengths and difficulties. They require direction in their daily experiences; guidance in mastering the challenges of life; and a safe environment in which to learn and grow. A lighthouse also represents light, brightening the shadows and offering hope and success to those who come here. Lighthouse School offers the brightness of a better future.
Edward Vitiello, Jr.
Lighthouse School’s treatment philosophy is called APEX Biodevelopmental Technology. Given its importance, APEX is described in far more detail in our brochure. At this point it is important to describe four major features of APEX, features that will impact every student every day of their enrollment.