At The Lamplighter School, students learn that they are part of a global community.
We believe that children better develop critical thinking skills and learn to work collaboratively when they are given the opportunity to hear from diverse voices. In addition, an appreciation and understanding of the wider world gives students key skills to deal with the increasingly interconnected world of the future. The School hosts an annual International Night, featuring food, crafts, fun facts, music, and dance from countries around the world, sponsored by the Parent Association. Parents also host assemblies to teach students about events such as Diwali and the Lunar New Year. Over the course of the school year, students watch performances by Dallas Black Dance Theater and Ballet Folklorico, learn about African drum circles, watch Argentine folk dancers, celebrate Dia de los Muertos and Mardi Gras, and much more. These fun, entertaining events offer students a chance to hear directly from representatives of various cultures, fulfilling once again the Lamplighter promise of education wrapped in childhood wonder.