Lamar School recognizes the importance of developing the natural curiosity and desire to learn in all of our students. Our academic offerings are designed to challenge students while preparing them for the next level of education. Young people need to pursue the mastery of academics coupled with the abilities to develop ideas, collaborate, and problem solve.
HUMAN BEINGS HAVE AN INNATE INNER DRIVE TO BE AUTONOMOUS, SELF-DETERMINED, AND CONNECTED TO ONE ANOTHER. AND WHEN THAT DRIVE IS LIBERATED, PEOPLE ACHIEVE MORE AND LIVE RICHER LIVES. - DANIEL PINK
While Lamar School acknowledges the essential role of meaningful co-curricular pursuits and student leadership outside of the classroom, it is in the school's vibrant classrooms that students are invited to engage in the kind of disciplined, thoughtful, creative, and inquisitive intellectual work that will complete a core part of the school's mission: to "educate each individual by providing a challenging and purposeful college preparatory curriculum."
Lamar Elementary provides a multifaceted core curriculum. Special classes in art, physical education, music, Spanish, and library complete the schedule for those students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Additionally, Lamar Elementary offers the Discovery Program for students in need of tutorial help and for students who have certified learning disabilities. The school provides a student services coordinator to track student progress and offer guidance.
Lamar Middle/High School offers a full range of courses designed to meet college admissions standards and requirements. Honors classes, Advanced Placement courses, and Dual Credit opportunities through Meridian Community College further equip our students to meet future academic challenges. A wide variety of elective courses allows each student to pursue his/her individual interests for a well-balanced and meaningful academic experience.
The college preparatory program at Lamar School readies our students for the next academic level. Notable indications that we are succeeding include the following consistent achievements by our graduating classes and our underclassmen:
- 100% acceptance at colleges and universities.
- Scholarship offerings each year in excess of $1,000,000.
- Naming of students as National Merit Scholarship Finalists, and National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists.
- Scoring above the state and national average on the ACT.
- Scoring in the top quartile (grades K-9) on nationally normed tests.
- Academic Opportunities.