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The LWHS Head, Heart, Hands curriculum equips students with the skills, habits of mind, and commitment to build lives of excellence and meaning. 

Academics and the Arts at Lick-Wilmerding High School are both rigorous and vigorous. They foster authentic engagement, love of learning, thoughtful inquiry and in-depth analysis. LWHS' challenging and compelling academic program ensures students’ preparedness for college and a fruitful lifetime of learning. The academic reputation of the school, based on high standards in a curriculum that is rich because it is not standardized, is highly regarded by colleges and universities, including those considered to be among the most highly selective.

Equity Pedagogy at the Heart of an LWHS Education

Goals apply to all students, with high expectations for all knowing that less is more, prizing depth over coverage.

Academic Deans

Kindra Briggs

Junior/Senior Dean, English Teacher

Raquel Oliva-Gomez

Dean of Students

Kate Wiley

Dean of Teaching & Learning, History Teacher, History Teacher

Christine Yin

Frosh/Soph Dean