Our Story

Fueled by Dedication And Care 

Pharos Academy has been mission focused for over a decade. Learn about our journey to closing all urban-education gaps.

Fueled by Dedication And Care

Mission

Our mission is to develop scholars who communicate well, are intellectually curious, and solve problems using different approaches. Our school uses inquiry-based learning to deepen scholars’ connections to the world around them. We provide a community that helps scholars feel safe, valued, and comfortable as they grow.

Vision

Pharos Academy shall become a thought-leader in creating school communities that responsibly educate children from underserved communities to develop and thrive in the world that they wish to live in tomorrow.

Instructional Philosophy

Great learning environments inspire people to explore their curiosities, solve interesting problems, share ideas that matter, and build a body of work that illuminates their talents, perspectives, and skills.

A Beacon of Light and Achievement 

Our Journey

Our Journey

In 2005, Pharos Academy Charter School opened our doors in Community District 12 in the Bronx under the name Bronx Lighthouse Charter School. We began with the a commitment to our founding scholars to be a small school that casts a huge beacon of light and achievement in one of the lowest-performing school districts in New York City.

Preparing scholars for tomorrow's complex problems

Preparing scholars for tomorrow's complex problems

For more than a decade, we have remained inspired and steadfast in our mission. We have graduated and prepared over 300 Bronx scholars for college, career, and life. Today, this mission is still at the core of what we do as we look ahead to prepare our scholars for tomorrow's complex problems.

Committed to Bronx Kids

Committed to Bronx Kids

We are unapologetically committed to educating Bronx kids. Like all children, we believe that Bronx kids are unique and can achieve at high levels when challenged and loved. We are committed as a school community to providing our students with an outstanding education anchored in inquiry, interesting problems, rigor, and fun.

Dedicated to closing all urban-education gaps

Dedicated to closing all urban-education gaps

Our school is fueled by caring and dedicated adults who will stop at nothing to close all urban-education gaps; achievement, opportunity, access, STEM.

Our Students

We fundamentally believe that urban students benefit from interacting and learning from a diverse group of adults. In addition to benefiting students, we think that heterogeneous teams outperform homogeneous teams in complex and dynamic environments like schools.

Our Results
700

Students

99%

Black/Latinx

88%

4 Year Graduation Rate

100%

Accepted to 4 year colleges/univeristies

Committed to Bronx Scholars 

We are committed as a school community to providing our students with an outstanding education anchored in inquiry, interesting problems, rigor, and fun.

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