LWHS’ rigorous head, heart, and 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, rather than adhering to outmoded approaches that rely on rote memorization and “inch-deep” coverage. 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.