Click here for our lastest COVID-19 Information.

About Us

Welcome to East Chicago Lighthouse Charter School!

East Chicago Lighthouse Charter School is a tuition-free public charter school serving scholars in grades K-8. Our team of dedicated professionals, work with scholars, parents, and community partners each day to make quality education accessible.

Managed by Lighthouse Academies, we are authorized and approved by the Ball State University. Our campus receives public funding from federal and state resources. This funding fuels our ability to continue offering vital programs that support our literacy-driven curriculum.

At ECLCS, we believe in the power of literacy to create the building blocks of academic success. We promise to prioritize clear literacy instruction starting in kindergarten so that by third grade all scholars have both the strong literacy foundation and social-emotional skills to successfully transition to reading to learn. For scholars entering East Chicago, we meet all students where they are in their learning journey and ensure that each child meets or exceeds grade-level expectations within three years.

Our Mission

The mission of East Chicago Lighthouse Charter School is to prepare scholars with the academic and social-emotional skills necessary to succeed in college, career, and life.

A Culture of Positive Expectations

Our Culture

At East Chicago, we have cultivated a family-oriented educational setting. We actively encourage student-teacher engagement to build strong, respectful, and lasting relationships between them and serve our community to provide our students with an education aimed at developing the whole child academically, physically, and emotionally.

East Chicago’s unique culture includes:

Community Partners

Our student success is made possible in part by partners who support our mission. Throughout the years, many have stepped forward to lend our students (and us) a helping hand. We are grateful for our community partners who help our students shine.

Learn More

Stay Connected

Subscribe to our email list to receive instant updates on the national, district and school news.