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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the coolest thing about your school?

Every student at Lydian has a customized, individual educational program, with the core
academic instruction provided in a 1:1 format between the students and their teachers. There is nothing cookie-cutter or boiler plate about our school. We personalize the experience to each individual student based on their needs, goals, and unique learning profiles.

Who is the “typical” Lydian student?

Families enroll for so many different reasons that we don’t have a typical student. It’s rare to find a school that is able to provide a quality education to advanced students, neuro-diverse learners with diagnosed learning differences or health challenges, gifted and twice-exceptional students, or competitive athletes and performers in need of flexible scheduling who don’t have to put their dreams on hold in pursuit of a college preparatory education. At Lydian, students of all stripes become fast friends in an intimate learning environment characterized by relentless positivity, acceptance, and support.

How has Lydian uniquely positioned itself to support students in the wake of the pandemic?

As parents and educators riding the tailwinds of this pandemic learning phenomenon, we have all been invited to re-appraise and re-define traditional pathways in education for our kids. Over the past two years, Lydian has expanded its footprint from 100% brick and mortar services at our Menlo Park legacy campus, to now providing both in-person and online UC-approved college-prep, Honors, and AP courses at two campus locations in Menlo Park and Burlingame, CA. Students progress through courses at their individual pace, and are able to mix and match in person and remote learning opportunities as circumstances warrant.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Being able to shape “authentic” success for every unique individual that walks through our doors. The Silicon Valley is a hub of creativity and innovation, and there are many traditional definitions of success imposed on students and families living here. Navigating the educational system can be daunting, especially when pressured to assimilate to prescribed pathways of achievement. At Lydian Academy, there is no “right” pathway or “wrong” pathway to success – there is simply “your pathway,” and it’s transformative to see these young people who often come to us defeated and feeling that college might be off the table experience authentic success and achieve their dreams.

We offer a unique year-round one-on-one learning experience, personalized to you and your schedule.

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