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Lakeside Middle School 13510 1st Avenue NE Seattle, WA 98125-3099
Lakeside Upper School 14050 1st Avenue NE Seattle, WA 98125-3099

About Lakeside


The mission of Lakeside School is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits needed to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. We provide a rigorous and dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning.

We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning.

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Lakeside Middle School
Lakeside Upper School

Lakeside at a Glance

ENROLLMENT: Lakeside has 838 students, 270 at the Middle School and 568 at the Upper School (50% boys, 50% girls). Currently enrolled students represent 203 sending schools.

43% of Lakeside students come from public schools, 42% from independent, 13% from religiously affiliated schools, and 2% from homeschool or international.

GRADE LEVELS: 5-12. Major admission points in grades 5, 6, 7, and 9. Admission to grades 8, 10, 11, and 12 based on attrition.

Faculty: 92
Faculty of color percentage:


51 percent

STUDENTS RECEIVING FINANCIAL AID: 30 percent, totaling nearly $6 million in tuition aid. The average tuition for a financial aid recipient is $8,000. Lakeside also offers aid of over $600,000 to support students for costs above and beyond tuition.


ADVANCED PLACEMENT: While Lakeside does not offer AP courses, the intensity of our program meets or exceeds AP material. In spring 2015, 221 students sat for 396 examinations in 25 subjects. Seventy-eight percent of the scores were 4’s and 5’s, and 96 percent were scores of 3 and above. 45 students earned AP Scholar recognition.
NATIONAL MERIT: Class of 2015
  33 National Merit semifinalists
  45 National Merit Commended students
  4 National Achievement Scholar Award winners
  4 National Hispanic Recognition Award winners
  62 percent of senior class recognized

INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS: Lakeside is an A-size school playing in the AAA Seattle Metro league for most upper school sports. Through 2014-15, Lakeside teams have won 150 league titles and 75 state championships. The middle school teams compete in the Seattle CYO league.

COLLEGE-BOUND GRADUATES: 100 percent of our graduates are accepted and ultimately enroll in four-year postsecondary institutions.
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