This nine-minute profile from a few years back describes how The Lyceum fits into the Church’s vision of education.
A College Preparatory School
The Lyceum is a coeducational, college preparatory school dedicated to providing a classical, Catholic education for students in the seventh through twelfth grades. Our full college preparatory curriculum places a unique emphasis on the intellectual and moral virtues that formed the great saints, scientists, scholars, and statesmen from whom we have inherited Western Civilization.
Our Mission & Philosophy
The Lyceum has as its mission nothing less than the formation of a liberally educated Catholic lady or gentleman. Broadly stated, The Lyceum aims to produce graduates who, having been formed by Catholic western civilization, then become bearers and guardians of that civilization. In more specific terms, the Lyceum aims to prepare its students not only for successful performance in excellent colleges, but to prepare students who will be a “leaven” in the world. Most importantly The Lyceum seeks to form students who will become lifelong learners in a joyful pursuit of the Truth who is Christ.
The Lyceum opened its doors in September 2003 with just 13 students and three full time faculty. The Lyceum is the only secondary school in Northern Ohio and indeed one of the few in the country that is dedicated to providing a Catholic classical education. Although a relatively young school, The Lyceum has a 100% college acceptance rate, with alumni having been accepted at dozens of colleges and universities.
The Lyceum has also been blessed to have the support of parents, who, especially in this last generation, are much more directly involved in the education of their children than they have been in many decades. In this atmosphere of parental support for our shared vision of Catholic classical education, The Lyceum supplements the work of parents, who are the primary educators of their children.
The Lyceum's home is the Tabor House at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Campus. It is a well-maintained 9,000 square-foot brick building, formerly the parish's convent. Our classroom curriculum is enhanced immeasurably by our location on the thriving campus of Sacred Heart of Jesus.
In addition to several multipurpose classrooms we have our science laboratory, the St. Albert the Great, our music room, the St. Cecelia, and our library, named for Our Lady Seat of Wisdom. Our students also have access to St. Gregory the Great Church and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Academy Gymnasium and outdoor playing fields.
Meet our faculty
In a lecture class, a student sits and receives information from the lecturer. This is a passive experience that lends itself to recitation rather than understanding. At The Lyceum, our students, with the aid of their teachers, engage in those timeless discussions that formed Western Civilization, such as the nature of beauty and whether one can prove the existence of God. Meet these extraordinary teachers.