Lyman Memorial High School
Lyman Memorial High School is an American high school in Lebanon, Connecticut. It has a very large agricultural program that, with its computer science classes, attracts students from neighboring communities, especially Columbia and Hampton. The school has approximately 500 students with about 100 students in each grade.
The current building was completed in 1992; the first class whose members had spent their entire high school career at Lyman graduated in 1996. At the time, the school had a surprisingly modern computer system, running Novell NetWare and Windows 3.11. Most of this was paid for by donations from Bill Gates.
Lyman's sports teams are nicknamed the Bulldogs, and Lyman historically has very strong soccer and cross country teams. Other athletic programs include basketball, indoor track, wrestling, baseball, softball, volleyball, track and field, tennis, a co-op ice hockey team with Bolton High School, Rockville High School, and Coventry High School, and formerly a co-op football team with RHAM High School. Because Lebanon does not have a youth football league of its own, it has been several years since a Lyman student played with the RHAM football team. Most students from Lebanon choose to play soccer over football because the town has a very strong youth soccer system. Lyman also features a fantastic chorus program, directed by Emily Blanchard. She has also directed such Lyman productions as "Footloose," "The Crucible" and "Once On This Island."
It is located at 917 Exeter Road, Lebanon, Connecticut, 06249. Its principal is James Apicelli, and its assistant principal is Ann Birrell.
Lyman Memorial High School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., a nongovernmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate instruction.
Lyman Memorial was originally built on the Lebanon Green (at the site where the Lebanon Town Hall now sits) and was funded by a generous donation from the Lyman family. The original Lyman building burned down, and the school was re-built on Route 207. This second building became Lebanon Middle School after the present-day Lyman Memorial building was built in the mid-1990s.
- "Faculty Directory". Lebanon Public Schools. Retrieved January 24, 2015.