Lydian Academy

Lydian Academy`s Menlo Park campus began in 2006 when one-on-one education was an emerging concept.
For the 2021-22 school year, Lydian opened a second campus in Burlingame.
Both campuses serve middle and high school students looking to take their academic success into their own hands.
Lydian`s mission is to develop young people with active and creative minds by nurturing their innate joys of learning through authentic academic success while building a sense of confidence and self-autonomy.

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Top Rankings

Lydian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:


School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades 5-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild to Medium-Level Learning Differences
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
20 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Lydian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
1 students
Number of AP Courses
26 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Comparative Government & Politics, AP Computer Science A, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language & Culture, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Precalculus, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language & Culture, AP Spanish Literature & Culture, AP Statistics, AP U. S. History, AP U.S. Government and Politics
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Individualized Program - Tuition is billed monthly, based on the # of hours of instruction received each day
Summer Program Cost Notes
individualized program, year-round program
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Jonathan Frecceri
Admissions Associate
Amanda Stutsman


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Chess Club, Dungeons and Dragons Club, movie club, Stem Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Group PE

School Notes

Why Lydian

Lydian Academy provides an innovative learning approach that works for a broad range of learners. Lydian students develop a strong sense of purpose, placing them on a path to becoming part of a responsible global citizenry. At Lydian, whether it`s challenging coursework or rediscovering the value of lifelong learning, students find their academic wings at Lydian.

An Unparalleled Education

Families choose Lydian because our school model promotes growth and success while offering a flexible schedule. Under the guidance, expertise, and personalized support of Lydian faculty, students discover the joys of learning. Courses at Lydian foster intellectual inquiry while building confidence. More importantly, students are provided with the space to develop academically, mentally, and emotionally.

Top 9 Reasons Why Students Come to Lydian
  • Students who are academically talented and interested in our AP and/or Early College High School Program.
  • Individuals navigating health or emotional challenges.
  • Students who have a history of extended absences and credits to make up.
  • Competitive athletes with demanding training schedules.
  • Students whose grades on their prior transcripts do not accurately reflect their abilities.
  • Pupils who have trouble connecting or finding their rhythm in a large school environment.
  • Students possessing holes in their academics.
  • Young people looking for a strong foundation before moving forward to the next ladder.
  • Individuals with differences that were never adequately addressed in the classroom setting.

Whatever the reason, students come to Lydian to enhance and rediscover the joys of learning!
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Lydian Academy cost?
Lydian Academy's tuition is approximately $53,000 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Lydian Academy?
The acceptance rate of Lydian Academy is 85%, which is higher than the national average of 84%.
Does Lydian Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, Lydian Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is Lydian Academy's ranking?
Lydian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Most AP courses offered.
When is the application deadline for Lydian Academy?
The application deadline for Lydian Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Lydian Academy located?
Lydian Academy is located in the Downtown neighborhood of Burlingame, CA. There are 1 other private schools located in Downtown.

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