Inclusive Community

LWHS builds a community that embraces the experiences of students from all backgrounds.

Families New to Independent Schools (FNIS)

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  • Families New to Independent Schools (FNIS)

    Every incoming family has their own personal transition into LWHS. New community members come to learn, over time, our school traditions, unique school lingo, and the community culture.
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  • Family Networks

    Family networks are groups led by parent/guardian volunteers that provide space for people of shared cultural backgrounds to build community, increase awareness of school and community support structures, celebrate culture and student successes, and collectively support student initiatives. Contact the specific family network co-chair for information on how to join and get connected. If you’re interested in learning more about family networks in general, contact the PA VP of Inclusion, Beth Weise.
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  • Peer Connect

    The Peer Connect Mentoring Program is designed to help ease the transition to LWHS by pairing incoming 9th graders with 10th–12th graders who act as mentors throughout the year.
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Peer Connect Events

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  • May

    Peer Connect End of Year Celebration

Student Leadership Opportunities

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  • FM, AIF, & SURJ

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  • Skillify Student Leadership Training | Spring

    Skillify's mission is to re-define success for students by encouraging them to step out of the academic bubble and experience the real world, where your value is much more than your GPA, and your success is determined by your skills. 
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  • Student Council

    StuCo serves as the governing body for students at LWHS.
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  • Student Leadership Training

    All LWHS student leaders, including AM student club leaders, frosh orientation leaders, peer connect mentors, peer counselors, sports team captains, and the student council executive board, are required to attend the Student Leadership Training in August. 
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  • The Pact Mentor Program

    The Pact Mentor Program is designed to offer leadership opportunities for students of color at LWHS and Urban.
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  • Be fully present
  • Speak from the “I” perspective
  • Lean into discomfort
  • Respect the messiness of ideas
  • Suspend judgment of self and others
  • Honor confidentiality
  • Accept silence as part of the process
  • Take space, make space, invite in
  • Seek multiple perspectives, treating the candidness of others as a gift

Schoolwide Conference

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  • Walk with a Purpose

    Walk with a Purpose was created out of the need to address social inequities that exist in our world today. The overarching goal of the program is to develop a larger awareness of diversity in all its forms and to introduce the cycle of oppression as a way to think about how oppression can affect us all. 2018's keynote speaker was Jenny Yang (
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A private school with public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become lifelong learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.