Academics

LM brings out the best in students

As a comprehensive, holistic school, LM helps students of diverse abilities and interests be all they can be. The student body includes students with academic difficulties as well as Merit Scholars; it includes those who want to work with their hands as well as those who aspire to work toward professional careers.

Pre-K

As the first in-school experience, Pre-K lays the foundation for future education.

Kindergarten

Our approach is a balanced literacy-enriched program that involves reading, writing, listening and speaking. Many hands-on activities and games enhance the teaching of mathematical skills and concepts.

Elementary

The elementary program emphasizes foundational skills, habits and knowledge for success in middle school and beyond. Classes are self-contained, except for physical education, music and art, which are taught by specialists in facilities devoted to those subjects.

Middle School

In addition to excellent academic, athletic and social opportunities, all LM middle school students experience spiritual formation as they study the Bible, participate in devotions and attend chapel.

High School

LM students consistently win regional and national awards in art, music, writing, FFA, athletics, and other competitions.

Designed for Success

LM’s academic excellence is evidenced by significantly higher Advanced Placement test success of LM students versus PA and national averages, according to College Board data. The 5-year trend clearly reflects the growing strength of LM’s academic program that drives increasing AP success while PA and national averages remained unchanged over the years. LM is exceptionally strong in AP Calculus AB for which our students achieved a mean score of 4.57 in 2014 compared to PA and national averages of 3.24 and 2.94, respectively. For other AP subjects such as Biology, Environmental Science, Statistics, US History and World History, LM students out-performed PA and National averages by significant margins.

LMS consistently receives much higher scores than the average state and national scores.
LMH
PA
USA

% of Total AP Students with Scores 3+

100

75

50

25

0

84
68
61
80
68
61
86
69
61

2012

2013

2014

The 2010 through 2015 Tera Nova test results of LMS class of 2019 confirms a significant progression in Reading, Language and Math from the time they were in 3rd grade to the final 8th grade in middle school.
Grade 3
Grade 8

Tera Nova Test Scores

LMS Class of 2019

75

50

25

0

72
80
71
75
70
79

Reading

Language

Math

Support Programs

The staff in the Learning Support program works with students in a holistic way that enables them to grow academically, spiritually, socially, and physically. LM offers services to ensure that students who learn differently are given a chance to realize their full academic potential. Federal and state guidelines are useful to program design; however, LM is an independent school and forms a program that best serves our students without the restrictions and requirements of strictly following government mandates.

All Support Programs

Broad Selection of AP and Honors Courses

LMH's academic excellence is evidenced by significantly higher Advanced Placement test success.

Advanced Placement Courses

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP English Composition
  • AP English Literature
  • AP Government & Economics
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Spanish
  • AP Statistics
  • AP U.S. History
  • AP World History

Honors Courses

  • Advanced Art
  • Advanced Biology
  • Advanced Math
  • Advanced Reading
  • Advanced Writing
  • Advanced Environmental Science
  • Advanced Music
  • Honors Chemistry
  • Honors Physics
  • Honors Sociology
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Contemporary Business