Welcome to Lamplighter!

The Lamplighter School’s legacy as the premier early childhood and elementary school in Dallas was founded on the principles of collaborative hands-on learning, respect for self and others, shared values, and meaningful traditions. Lamplighter is a vibrant and dynamic school. Informed by a rich history, we are decidedly innovative and creative in our approach as we invite each child to participate in the joy of learning.

The expertise of the faculty shines through as they inspire each student to explore, discover, take risks, and make choices. Lamplighter offers limitless possibilities for learning. Whether students are involved in creating a Farmer’s Market, planting vegetables in the garden, caring for the chickens, learning to read, or experimenting with computer coding, it is our belief that opportunities to select and follow one’s passion create independent and responsible students.

The Lamplighter community is strong and supportive. Children and parents are forever learners. We are pleased that you are interested in learning more about Lamplighter.



Dr. Joan Buchanan Hill


Dr. Hill's Suggested Reading List

The Building Blocks of a Good Pre-K
By Shael Polakow-Suransky & Nancy Nager, The New York Times (October 21, 2014)
With the introduction of universal pre-K in New York City, we have created a new entry point into our public school system. This raises a key question: What do we want our children’s first experiences in school to be? What does a good education look like for 4-year-olds?




  • The Lamplighter School
  • 11611 Inwood Road
  • Dallas, Texas 75229
  • T: 214-369-9201
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