About Us



School History

Following in her mother’s footsteps, Silvella Strain opened Lighthouse Christian Academy in 2016.  Her mother  Pamela Strain, a former public school principal, opened Beacon Hill Preparatory Academy in 2004 along with other family members.

The Strain and Clark/James family recognizes and understands children are explorers. Teaching and learning activities are designed to support their philosophy.

Lighthouse Christian Academy integrates cutting edge research and theory to design innovation teaching and learning strategies.

Lighthouse Christian Academy is fully registered with the Illinois State Board of Education and our daycare is licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.