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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

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About Lakeside

Mission

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.

Mission Focus

Lakeside School fosters the development of citizens capable of and committed to interacting compassionately, ethically, and successfully with diverse peoples and cultures to create a more humane, sustainable global society. This focus transforms our learning and our work together.

Lakeside at a Glance

                             
ENROLLMENT: Lakeside has 824 students, 266 at the middle school and 558 at the upper school (50% boys, 50% girls). Currently enrolled students represent 203 sending schools.

44% of Lakeside students come from public shools, 43% from independent, 11% from religiously affiliated schools, and 2% from homeschool or international.

GRADE LEVELS: 5-12, with major admissions entry points in grades 5, 6, 7, and 9.

FACULTY: 110
Faculty of color: 21.5 percent
Faculty with advanced degrees: 79 percent

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE: 16

STUDENTS OF COLOR:
49 percent

STUDENTS RECEIVING FINANCIAL AID:
30 percent, totaling $5.5 million in tuition aid. The average tuition for a financial aid recipient is $7,500. Lakeside also offers aid of $600,000 to support students for costs above and beyond tuition.

LIBRARIES 
 Middle School
: 12,300 volumes
 Upper School: 100,000+ print and e-book volumes

ARTS PERFORMANCES: 30+

ADVANCED PLACEMENT
While Lakeside does not offer AP courses, the intensity of our program meets or exceeds AP material. In Spring 2012, 249 Upper School students sat for 461 examinations in 22 subjects. 82% scored 4s and 5s, and 95% scored 3 or better. Fifty-two seniors have earned AP Scholar Award recognition.

NATIONAL MERIT
Class of 2013: 
  41 National Merit semifinalists
  48 National Merit Commended students
  3 National Achievement Scholar Award winners
  5 National Hispanic Recognition Award winners
  63 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 2013-14, Lakeside teams have won 147 league titles and 74 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

Student Voices

Lakeside Middle School
Lakeside Upper School: Academics
Lakeside Upper School: Student Life
Lakeside Upper School: Athletics
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