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Founded in 1995, Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School is a Commonwealth Charter School. We seek to provide a supportive and challenging learning environment for middle school students, where teachers foster intellectual development and academic achievement in an atmosphere that celebrates learning as a lifelong pleasure.

Admissions is by lottery, which will be held in February

From the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School Board of Trustees:


Executive Director Search Committee



After our extraordinary Executive Director, Paul Niles, announced his retirement effective in

June 2022, the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School Board of Trustees appointed an Executive

Director Search Committee to conduct the search for a successor.


The Board has established a timeline and action plan for the search process that includes posting and

advertising the position; reviewing the credentials of applicants; selecting semifinalists to interview;

and proposing finalists to the full Board. The process will culminate with the appointment of

a new Executive Director with a contract beginning in July 2022.


As part of the process, parents and community members will be able to meet and pose questions

to the candidates and provide feedback to the search committee.


The Search Committee requests your participation in a Community Stakeholder Survey to help

identify the desired qualifications and characteristics of the new Executive Director and school

values, needs, and priorities. Your responses will help the Search Committee select candidates to interview

and develop interview questions. Please complete the survey by Friday, October 29, 2021.

Be assured that your ideas and opinions are important to us.


Take the Community Stakeholder Survey

The Search Committee appointed by the Board presently is composed of members of the Board of Trustees,

teachers, and administrators. In addition, the Search Committee is seeking parents to serve.

Please email CCLCS Board Chair Andy Murphy at if you
are interested in this opportunity.


Our Cornerstones

Interactive Learning

Global Awareness

Community Connections

Academic Excellence


195 Route 137, East Harwich, MA 02645

phone: 774-408-7994

fax: 774-237-9041


Paul Niles, Executive Director

Catherine O'Leary, Associate Director

Karen Scichilone, Business Manager

Jennifer Hyora, Director of Student Services