Academics

What Archbishop Lyke students learn–and the methods our teachers use to teach it–are designed to empower students with rich knowledge, awaken their curiosity about the wonders of our world, and unlock opportunities long after eighth grade.

What Archbishop Lyke students learn–and the methods our teachers use to teach it–are designed to empower students with rich knowledge, awaken their curiosity about the wonders of our world, and unlock opportunities long after eighth grade.

Content-rich Curriculum

We believe, and a growing body of research supports, that what you teach is just as important–and perhaps more important–than how you teach it. We use national standards to choose the best curriculum for our students that exposes them to content, literature, and essential skills in math, science, and the arts. 

Our academic program is guided by the following principles, which are intimately aligned with the work of E.D. Hirsch and the Core Knowledge Foundation, including the ideas that:

  • Children can advance educationally only when they have the expected prior knowledge.
  • They can become better readers only by building extensive knowledge of the world.
  • They can become effective members of the wider society only by sharing the knowledge taken for granted by literate writers and speakers in that society.

Social justice demands that we give all children equal access to shared important knowledge.

To find out more about these principles and the research that supports them, click here.

Professional Development

Our central network team provides professional development to teachers to ensure that they have the tools they need to plan and teach effectively. Additionally, our principals are instructional leaders, well-equipped to coach teachers frequently and partner with them to provide joyous, focused classroom environments and to maximize learning for every child.

Extended Day

Starting in Fall 2020, all students in grades K-8 at Archbishop Lyke are on an extended day schedule. Regular dismissal time is 4:00 pm. On Wednesdays, students are dismissed at 2:30 pm, and teachers participate in staff development workshops.

Our extended day increases student-teacher interaction and allows for more in-depth lessons and projects. The hope is that this extra time spent on core academics will assist in enhancing achievement, retention and interest in these subjects. The extended day also replaces time that students would have been spent unsupervised after-school with constructive, safe learning.

Archbishop Lyke School
18230 Harvard Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44128
216-991-9644

info@partnershipcle.org

ABL is part of the Partnership Schools network.