Lydian Academy’s mission is to develop young people with active and creative minds by nurturing their innate joys of learning through authentic academic success. By stressing academic excellence — for all types of students, whatever their abilities. Lydian students extend their learning beyond the classroom to experience long-term success.
In 2006, Lydian created a vibrant learning community that accounts for individual differences without compromising rigorous academics. Since then, Lydian has matured into an academically sound, joyful learning environment. We now have two full-service campuses in Menlo Park and Burlingame.
Lydian Academy is committed to making the school a welcoming place for all students where each student’s unique learning needs are evaluated and met. Every member of the Lydian community works towards maintaining a warm, safe, and engaging school environment. Mutual respect is a hallmark of both Lydian staff and students.
At Lydian, we believe that work surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion never ends. It involves an ongoing effort to provide affirming spaces for everyone in the school community, both in and out of the classroom. A diverse student body thrives!
Lydian Academy is committed to building an empowered community of educationally invested students. Not only do students gain course content knowledge, but they develop valuable skill-sets in the process. Infused in every aspect of life at Lydian, we operate under the following school-wide learning outcomes.
Upon completion of coursework at Lydian Academy, students will be:
Life-long learners who:
- use reflection to evaluate their academic progress and develop internal motivation to sustain continuous learning.
- develop an understanding of their strengths, set goals, and adapt to an ever-changing world.
- make the connection between education and career possibilities.
- engage critically with the digital and physical world beyond the classroom, becoming responsible, global citizens.
Academic achievers who:
- are well-prepared to continue their education and pursue the post-secondary path of their choice.
- work diligently in their courses, develop a growth mindset, and are confident in their academic abilities.
- produce quality work to their full potential, understanding how to collaborate and communicate effectively, while also becoming independent learners.
- use feedback to assess, monitor, and improve progress.
Self-directed learners who:
- actively set and work towards attainable and specific goals, both academic and otherwise.
- are aware of learning strategies that work best for them.
- develop self-advocacy skills in order to proactively seek help when they need it, build resilience, and use both to succeed in and out of the classroom.