The Lighthouse School of Ojai uses the Core Knowledge curriculum. Core Knowledge is based on the work of E.D. Hirsch, Jr. It provides a research-based curriculum, designed and tested by educators. This curriculum engages students in diverse historic, scientific, and cultural content. It is carefully organized so that topics across subject areas build on one another to broaden and deepen students’ knowledge and skills and the approach creates a foundation for interdisciplinary explorations. The wide array of subject matter enables strong reading comprehension and critical thinking- the keys to educational success!