Extended Day Program

Extended Day Program

At Lighthouse School, we imaginatively engage the whole child -- head, heart and hand -- in the creative and challenging act of learning. The Lighthouse School Extended Day program not only extends the school’s ability to provide quality programming for more Nantucket children; it is also an extension of the philosophy and creative approach of the Lighthouse School program.

  • Small, often multi-age groups provide intimate and trusting settings and enable instructors to work and spend time with individual children.
  • The social curriculum of Lighthouse School is actively utilized to teach valuable lessons in empathy, cooperation, and conflict resolution.
  • The warm and inviting Lighthouse classrooms provide children with a comfortable and supportive environment and a lively extension of home. Older and younger children have opportunities to work and play together.
  • The Extended Day program is simply structured to include hands-on activities, artistic projects and imaginative play indoors and out. Older children will also have built in time to focus on homework with the support of the instructor.


The Nantucket Lighthouse School Extended Day Program runs from the 1:00 p.m. end of Small School through 2:30 and from 2:30 through 5:10 p.m.   

Eligibility & Enrollment

All Lighthouse School students are eligible for the Extended Day Program.  Children ages 3* and older from outside of the Nantucket Lighthouse School are also eligible.  Applications to the Extended Day Program will be available throughout the school year.  The Extended Day Program is filled on a first-come, first served basis.  Space in the program is limited.  Pre-registration is recommended.

*Please note that children have to be three years old by August 31 of the current school year.


You may pre-register here, or take advantage of drop-in rates when space is available. We do not pro-rate on an hourly basis except when Small School children are picked up at 2:30 p.m.  Families enrolling more than one child are eligible for a sibling discount only when both children are enrolled simultaneously. 

  First Child Sibling
Daily/Weekly Fees                                          Must be
Both children must be enrolled simultaneously
1:00 - 2:30 $12 $7
2:30 - 5:10 $22 $12
Drop In Fee Drop In Both children must be enrolled simultaneously
1:00 - 2:30 $14 $8
2:30 - 5:10 $25 $15

Financial Aid

A limited amount of financial aid is available for qualifying families who complete the Financial Aid application and supply tax documentation.  Financial aid does not apply to Drop In rates. Contact Jean Witt at 508-228-0427 for details.


The Extended Day Program is filled on a first-come, first served basis. Space in the program is limited. Pre-registration is recommended.