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Lower Merion School District


Nationality, Immigration & ELD

Image of handprints illustrating diversityThe District seeks to ensure that its programs and practices are welcoming to all students regardless of their nationality and/or immigration status. By law, children have a constitutional right to have equal access to a free and appropriate K-12 public education regardless of their immigration status. Further, consistent with Pennsylvania school code, the District's enrollment policy and practices do not require information regarding immigration status for purposes of registering a student for enrollment in the District.

The District is also proud to serve families from around the world with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Currently, nearly 30 different languages are spoken by LMSD students. Whether you come to the District speaking little English or with more advanced skills, services are offered to English learners of all levels. In addition to offering those services, we are committed to ensuring that students whose dominant language is not English feel part of the school community.