Capital Lyceum

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Capital Lyceum
Schenectady, New York
United States
Type Independent, co-ed
Motto Dare to Learn.
Established 2009
Status planned
Executive Director Dr. Marc Anthony Meyer
Student to teacher ratio 7:1 (planned)

Capital Lyceum is a planned independent, coeducational school in Schenectady, New York. The school hopes to features a low student to teacher ratio and a rigorous college preparatory curriculum. The school will have an emphasis on community service and on inquiry-based learning. The school is applying to Middle States accreditation and is recognized by the New York State Department of Education.

Capital Lyceum also serves as the Northeast Regional Training Center for The Hawn Foundation’s mindfulness education program.[citation needed]


The Capital Lyceum was conceived and created by Dr. Marc Anthony Meyer after he left The School at Columbia University in New York City.

The School will reside in a building on the grounds of the Schenectady Light Opera Company, in a building previously occupied by Bethseda House. The name Capital Lyceum was chosen to emphasize a focus on classical and inquiry-based learning and its location in the Capital Region of New York.

The school has hoped to open in the fall of 2010, but was delayed due to economic conditions.[1] As of March 2012, the school is not open.[2]

Student body[edit]

Capital Lyceum’s projected student enrollment in 2013-2014 will be approximately 150 students from grades 9-12. Capital Lyceum's students are primarily from the eight counties surrounding Albany, from as far south as the Berkshires to as far north as Saratoga Springs.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Stanforth, Lauren (August 5, 2010). "Schenectady school opening is delayed". Times Union. Capital Newspapers Division of The Hearst Corporation, Albany, N.Y. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Capital Lyceum". Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. Retrieved March 9, 2012. The Board of Trustees of Capital Lyceum has indefinitely postponed the opening of the school. We would like to thank everyone involved in the early stages of development of Capital Lyceum for their generosity and support. 

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