At LMC it is our goal to provide an educational program that caters specifically to the interests of middle school students, as well as to their academic and social / emotional needs. At the core of our school is a belief in community and that all students should learn from those who are socially, economically, and racially different from themselves.

We get to know our students and give them what they need to be successful.

LMC Mission Statement

Our school is made up of 4 classes of students at each grade level (6, 7, 8) for a total of 12 classes and approximately 370 students. Each year we admit around 120 students, 20 of whom have Individualized Education Plans (IEPS) for Integrated Co-teaching (ICT) support services.

The process for applying to LMC is as follows:

    • Beginning in early fall, take a tour of our school or attend an open house. Dates and times are listed below.
    • In early December, submit your middle school application to your elementary school guidance counselor. You may rank up to 5 middle schools.
  • Families and students are notified of their middle school placement in May.
School Tour dates for 2018
Tuesday, October 9 at 9 am
Tuesday, October 16 at 9 am
Tuesday, October 23 at 9 am
Tuesday, October 30 at 9 am
Wednesday, November 7 at 6 pm
Wednesday, November 14 at 6 pm
Admissions Rubric

* Acceptance to LMC is based on a maximum of 10 possible points.

Criteria Possible Point Value
Teacher Reports

(from 5th grade teacher)

0-4 points possible
(1 point for each of the following criteria)Screened for:
• Ability to work well with others
• Homework/class work completion rate
4th Grade Report Cards

*If a child’s report card is
then points available in the Teacher Reports category
will be worth a total of 5 points.

0-4 points possible
(1 point for each of the following criteria)Screened for:
• Grade level marks (proficient or higher as indicated on the report card specific to the elementary school)
• Social/emotional – ability to work well with others
• Class participation
Attendance 0-2 points possible

We look for students who have no more than 10 days of combined absence/lateness

(0-10 = 2 points, 10-20 = 1 point, more than 20 = 0 points)


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