Lyceum International School

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Lyceum International School
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Nugegoda, Panadura, Wattala, Ratnapura, Gampaha, Kandana, Nuwara Eliya, Anuradhapura, Kurunegala

TypeInternational School
MottoKnow thyself
Established14 June 1993
GradesLower Nursery To Grade 12 (Upper Sixth)
Age2 to 25
Color(s)Blue Silver
Song"Lyceum our alma mator May the torch of learning burn from body mind and spirit...”

The Lyceum International School, popularly known as LIS and Lyceumers, is a school providing primary and secondary education in Sri Lanka. It is a network of schools in Sri Lanka.[1]

Lyceum International School Nugegoda (LN)[edit]

Founded by Mohan Lal Grero in 1993, Lyceum International School began with seven students and five teachers. The motto is derived from the Ancient Greek aphorism "Know thyself".[2] The motto itself has no application within the curriculum or teaching style. Today Lyceum is made up of the parent school in Nugegoda and eight branch schools in Kandana(LK), Panadura(LP), Wattala(LW), Ratnapura(LR), Gampaha(LG), Nuwara Eliya(LE), Anuradhapura(LA) and Kurunegala(LK).[citation needed]


Lyceum Academy for Higher Education was founded by its managing director Mohan Lal Grero on 7 September 1989.[clarification needed] This was situated at Raymond Road, Nugegoda where the present campus stands. At that time Lyceum had only two classrooms and the organization had only external students.

The Lyceum International School at Nugegoda now has over 180,000 students and over 20 academic staff.[citation needed]


Lyceum prepares its senior school students to sit for the Cambridge International Examinations for their Ordinary Levels and Advanced Level Examinations endorsed by the University of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom, and by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES), its examination body.

Since 2010, students are given the option of choosing between the Cambridge syllabus or the National syllabus in the English language, which gives them the opportunity to be eligible for higher education at public universities in Sri Lanka.

Lyceum has consistently produced some of the island's best examination results, and its students have successfully being enrolled into the world's best universities.


Model United Nations Club[edit]

Lyceum is an annual participant of COMUN (Colombo Model United Nations) and SLMUN (Sri Lanka Model United Nations). The lyceum delegation won the best school and best delegation award in the COMUN 2011 Conference along with several other awards and has also been runners up in most of the previous conferences.[citation needed]

Lyceum International School Wattala Branch also has participated in COMUN 2012 Conference winning GA2 Best Delegate Award.

Lyceum International School Nugegoda Branch annually Hosts LISMUN Conference.

Inter International Schools Athletic Championship (ISAC)[edit]

The Lyceum branches of schools have won the ISAC consecutively along with Lyceum Nugegoda hosting the ISAC for the ninth time at the Mahinda Rajapakse Stadium, Diyagama and Gateway College Colombo also playing a part in hosting the ISAC nine times.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "find lyceum school | lyceum on location |". Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Journey into Self: the Lyceum Experience". Daily Mirror. Colombo, Sri Lanka: Wijeya Newspapers. 5 December 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2018.