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Lower Merion School District


General Information

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians/Caregivers,

The staff at Harriton High School and Lower Merion High School are committed to providing a program of studies that will prepare all students to succeed in achieving their post high school goals.

This Program Planning Guide describes the high school program of studies available to both Harriton and Lower Merion students. It also contains current policies and other information that could influence the selection of courses. Please read the Guide carefully and do not hesitate to seek assistance from counselors, teachers, and grade level administrators in selecting the best distribution of courses.

Experience has shown that most students' educational needs are best satisfied by selecting a comprehensive and challenging array of courses each year. To assist students and parents in making the most appropriate selections, the following items are recommended for careful consideration:

  • Students' educational goals and interests
  • Past scholastic record
  • Achievement in current courses
  • Teacher recommendations
  • Prerequisites for certain courses
  • Total course load anticipated for next year
  • Range of anticipated activities – curricular and extra-curricular

Educationally yours,

Mr. Scott Weinstein, Principal
Dr. Stephanie Graziosi-Hibbs, Asst Principal
Ms. Lauren Marcuson, Assistant Principal
Mr. Stuart Warshawer, Assistant Principal
Mr. Shawn Albert, Athletic/Activities Dir.

 Dr. Michael Johnson, Principal
Ms. Karen deFranco, Assistant Principal
Dr. Olufemi Fadeyibi, Assistant Principal
Mr. Jon Fadely, Assistant Principal
Mr. G. Scott Kilpatrick, Assistant Principal
Mr. Jason Stroup, Athletic/Activities Dir.

Mission Statement

Committed to excellence and continuous improvement, the Lower Merion School District strives to ensure that all students achieve their highest level of critical thinking and creativity, that they value themselves and the diversity of others, and that they are knowledgeable, contributing citizens capable of excelling in a rapidly changing world. This is accomplished by individuals engaging in innovative, active experiences tailored to myriad ways of learning and in partnership with our community.


Students are our reason for being. We create environments designed to fulfill the individual learning needs and aspirations of each student. Lower Merion School District develops active partnerships at all levels of our learning community and values the individual contributions of each member. We view learning as a dynamic, innovative collaboration. Individuals learn best when their hearts, minds, and spirits are intimately engaged in the learning process. Enter to learn. Go forth to serve.