Lighthouse Church and School led by Pastors Marcio and Tia Sierra commissioned teachers of the school early in September. Lighthouse School serves infants to 6th grade mostly from low income families. Their mission is to create an affordable high quality Christian education that prepares all students to excel in learning and life. No exceptions, no excuses. Lighthouse is a Christian, bilingual, diverse and inclusive community. The school is the only one in Dane County that participates in the Wisconsin Parental Choice program, serving 57 low income students. According to Tia Sierra, “we are in the best position in Madison to lower the Achievement Gap and provide a Christian education “. They could handle many more students if they had more space, so the leadership is seeking funding to expand their facilities.