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Lower Merion School District


Points of Pride

  • Niche ranked LMSD as the #1 school district in Montgomery County, with the District and all ten of its schools receiving "A+" grades. Main Line Today ranked Lower Merion and Harriton as the #1 and #2 public high schools in Montgomery County.
  • LMSD was Pennsylvania's first and one of only 14 school districts nationwide in the inaugural class of inductees to receive the U.S. Department of Education's prestigious Green Ribbon Schools District Sustainability Award, selected for its exemplary efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education.
  • LMSD was named among the 2022-23 "Best Communities for Music Education" by the NAMM Foundation honoring schools for exceptional efforts to maintain music education as part of the core curriculum and for the breadth and quality of the program. .
  • Ten LMSD schools have recently earned "No Place for Hate" designations from the Anti-Defamation League, an initiative aimed at creating and sustaining inclusive school environments.
  • U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Lower Merion and Harriton high schools among the best at both the state and national levels.
  • LMSD was featured on Philadelphia Magazine's "Best Places to Raise Kids," list, highlighting the communities of Narberth and Wynnewood as magnets for young families due to their access to great public schools.
  • LMSD hosted the WOKE (Wisdom, Opportunity, Knowledge, Empowerment) Conference as students learned how to use their voices to bring about change on a variety of issues including LGBTQ and Disability Rights, Feminism, Masculinity, Cultural Proficiency, Gun Violence and more.
  • LMSD artists received local, state and national recognition in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and were selected to Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Honor Ensembles.
  • The Lower Merion and Harriton buildOn clubs have raised nearly $1,000,000 to construct 14 schools for communities-in-need in Haiti, Nepal, Nicaragua, Malawi, Burkina Faso and Guatemala.
  • Harriton and Lower Merion’s “Dr. Harriton” and “Amazing Ace” talent shows raised more than $65,000 for various charities and initiatives.
  • National, state, regional and district excellence in basketball, crew, swimming, soccer, track & field, tennis, power lifting, wrestling and squash.