The Lyceum’s unique and specialized learning environment is designed to bring out the best in all program participants. Support for individual paths to knowledge and understanding is balanced with a respect for others and an appreciation for the social context of learning.
Together we will explore the potential of literature and art to catalyze individual imagination, familial growth and community change. The Lyceum is a place where literature is transformed into experience and experience is transformed into literature through passionate discourse. In the spirit of the French salons of learning, the Lyceum brings together writers, illustrators, educators and families to share diverse streams of thought through the medium of story – oral, written and visual. It is easiest to spread literary contagion through books that arouse emotion around challenging social issues. A student who feels an emotional connection to a subject is in the zone of proximal development, ready to become a passionate learner/researcher.