Academics

A tile mural of a tree from a wall at Harriton High School.

Academics Spotlight

LMSD maintains one of the lowest class size averages in Pennsylvania. The student-to professional staff ratio at the secondary level is 11:1 and average class size in the District is approximately 21 students.

Engaging. Challenging. Specialized. Connected.

From the first day of Kindergarten to the culminating senior project presentation in 12th grade, these qualities define the academic experience in Lower Merion. The academic program is designed to meet the needs of all students and to foster a life-long passion for learning.

The District's dynamic curriculum reflects the unique and changing needs of 21st century learning, but remains firmly rooted in the liberal arts. Students receive a strong foundation in mathematics, science, humanities,the arts and technology and the opportunity to explore individual areas of interest. The classroom is a laboratory for discovery, mastery and critical reflection and a safe, supportive space where diversity is valued and celebrated.

Key to the success of the academic program is a team of talented, highly-qualified teaching professionals who engage students through innovative and differentiated instructional practices. Our teachers believe that high expectations yield high results and that all individuals can be successful learners.

PA Core Standards

This video is part one of a presentation, delivered to the School Board on February 17th, to inform the community on the major shifts in expectations from older Legacy Standards to newer PA Core Standards and to update the community on the actions taken since May, 2013 by the K-12 Curriculum Services Team to shift the core LMSD curriculum into alignment with PA Core Standards.

Changes in the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA)

This video is part two of a presentation, delivered to the School Board on February 17th, to inform the community on the major changes to the PSSAs, which help to measure attainment of grade-level PA Core Standards. This new PSSAs will be administered later this school year.