Established in 1999, the Lowell Latin Lyceum is an academically challenging, four-year, college preparatory program within Lowell High School. Students gain admission through an entrance exam, teacher recommendation, entrance application and essay, and their academic transcripts. The Latin Lyceum challenges students in an intellectually stimulating environment that emphasizes instruction through traditional models of a humanistic education, whether directed toward the liberal arts, mathematics, science, or the fine arts.
Students develop the capacity to think critically using classical works, which allows them, in turn, to assess issues and develop informed opinions. Students learn to acquire information, grasp it intellectually, and use it purposefully. They expand on their ability to speak and write on any subject matter in a persuasive, compelling, and imaginative manner.
A core curriculum assures competency across a broad spectrum of academic endeavors, developing skills in communication, formal description, analysis, historical antecedents, modern sciences, the arts, and physical well-being.
All instruction in the Latin Lyceum is delivered at the Honors, High Honors or Advanced Placement level. Students may take college courses in their junior or senior years through the Dual- Enrollment Program, either at the University of Massachusetts Lowell or Middlesex Community College.
This academically rich and accelerated program prepares students to be strong candidates for admission to the most competitive colleges and universities. It readies them for success in the most challenging undergraduate classrooms. Furthermore, students gain competence in becoming lifelong learners and responsible and responsive leaders in our rapidly changing society.
Our students come to the Lyceum from a wide gamut of middle schools in Lowell and the surrounding regions, including all eight Lowell Public Schools middle schools, charters, private schools, and parochial schools. All candidates must be Lowell residents, eligible to register in the Lowell Public School District.
In sum, the Lyceum cultivates classically trained young scholars who are well-rounded, cultured, self-disciplined, cultured, and able to think critically and creatively. The Lyceum:
Dates, deadlines, names, and faces connected with the Lyceum. Class of 2024: SEE YOUR TEACHERS. Please click here.
For a more detailed overview of the Lyceum, including the course of study and graduation requirements please click here. For the Lyceum College & Career Profile, please click here.
The following groups of students are eligible to apply for admission to the Lyceum:
1) Dates for the 2020 administration of the High School Placement Test (incoming class of 2025) will be published in late September or early October 2020.
2) Application materials will be posted at that time. Until then, if you have any questions, you may write to:
Lowell Latin Lyceum
50 Fr. Morissette Blvd.
Lowell, MA 01852-1037
or use the comment box below to contact one of the academic coordinators for the Lyceum.
To apply to Shadow a Freshman Lyceum Student click here. Once completed, either: