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Harriton High School


Highlights & Achievements

  • Harriton is a two-time recipient of the Department of Education's Blue Ribbon School Award and consistently ranks among the nation's finest in Newsweek and US News ratings.
  • The College Board named LMSD to the 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll - a distinction awarded to districts that have opened the AP classroom doors to a significantly broader pool of students while improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher. Last year, 85% of students taking AP exams at Harriton scored either a 3, 4, or 5.
  • Harriton/LMSD has been named one of the 2017-18 "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 musical program. This marks the eighth consecutive year LMSD has earned this distinction.
  • One of only 717 high schools in the country to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.
  • The Harriton/Penn State dual enrollment program enables students to earn Penn State credits while attending high school and features a business education focus.
  • 85% of IB students since 2003 have earned an IB Diploma. The international average is approximately 80% while the US average is approximately 70% for diploma completion.
  • Harriton Science Olympiad won their fourth consecutive state championship – their 20th in the last 21 years – and finished in third at the national competition. This marks Harriton's 25th consecutive top-ten finish and third top-three finish at Nationals in as many years – the latter being a feat unmatched by any other team in the country.
  • The Harriton buildOn club raised more than $70,000 to construct a school in the rural and impoverished of San Pablo, Nicaragua.
  • The 11th annual Mr. Harriton competition raised more than $30,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and other charities.
  • Harriton’s fourth annual Mini-THON raised more than $45,000 for the Four Diamonds Fund and childhood cancer research.
  • For the past 22 years, the Harriton school community has organized an annual Day of Service. More than 1300 student and staff volunteers visit sites throughout the Delaware Valley in May to lend a helping hand to those in need.
  • Harriton students received local, state and national recognition in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and were selected to Pennsylvania Music Educations Association (PMEA) and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Honor Ensembles.
  • Harriton Model UN won the Best Small School Award at the Philadelphia Model United Nations Conference for the second straight year.
  • Harriton Mock Trial won the 2018 Regional Competition and qualified for states for the first time in school history.
  • Harriton was well-represented in the 2018 National Latin Exam (NLE) as 63 students were recognized for their exemplary performance across all levels of the assessment, including three perfect scores.
  • Laurie Thomas was named a “Teacher as Hero” award recipient recognizing the work of exceptional educators who leverage their excellence in teaching to make a difference in students' lives.
  • Lee Mescolotto was one of only 10 teachers from throughout the country selected by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth for excellence in teaching students with advanced abilities.
  • District and state athletic excellence in tennis, basketball, baseball and lacrosse.