Academic rigor at LSMSA is defined by small class sizes with extensive opportunities for individualized
instruction utilizing a collegiate curriculum taught by a highly qualified faculty that is dedicated to
The curriculum and academic requirements provide a broad-based educational framework from which a
student can also achieve individualized academic and personal goals. For example, requirements for junior
and senior English go beyond the traditional composition and literature classes into courses that explore
in-depth an author or genre, or that are cross-curricular. This same model exists in every department
of the school. In addition to the content learned, this curricular model and classroom expectations help
students develop critical thinking skills.