Parents & Families

Dear Parents and Families:

Welcome to the Lasell College website. I invite you to explore these pages to learn about the long and rich traditions of the College and about the contemporary education we provide in preparing students to thrive in a diverse and changing world.

You may not be aware that Lasell is the second oldest institution of higher education in the Boston area. Only Harvard is older. Throughout our 158 years of existence, we have balanced a liberal arts foundation with professional career preparation. This tradition continues today through our Connected Learning philosophy in which students gain practical experience along with their academic preparation.

As a small college, we offer the opportunity for students to work closely with their professors. More than 90% of our classes have 25 or fewer students. This intimate class setting facilitates the use of problem-solving and project-based teaching methods, which have proven to result in more engaging and durable learning experiences for students.

We expect that Lasell graduates will leave our campus prepared to take their place as contributing and responsible citizens. In addition to valuing proficiency in their major fields of study, we strive to instill in our graduates communication skills, technological competence, sensitivity to other people and cultures and reasoning skills sufficient to grapple with both practical problems and moral dilemmas.

I encourage you to learn more about Lasell -- its programs, its activities and its people.

Yours truly,

Michael B. Alexander
President

News Highlight

President Alexander Publishes Commentary Denouncing LGBT Discrimination  Thursday, July 24, 2014President Michael B. Alexander published a commentary on recent requests by another college to continue discriminatory hiring practices based on sexual orientation and gender identity on WBUR's online opinion website Cognoscenti.

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