An Independent School • Grades 5-12

Lakeside's First Century: A History of Purpose and Progress

In 2019-2020, Lakeside School celebrated its centennial. Throughout the first 100 years, members of our community were invested in making the school – and the world – a better place. In every decade, the school’s mission-driven purpose and embrace of progress contributed to its success.

Today’s Lakeside School is the result of two separate schools: St. Nicholas was founded in 1910 and Moran-Lakeside was founded in 1919. The two institutions merged in 1971, leading to a period of rapid evolution and Lakeside School taking its place as one of the nation’s foremost independent schools.

Learn more about Lakeside's first century through the interactive timelines below.

Centennial timeline

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    Lakeside letter jacket courtesy of Patrick Dunn '65

    Lakeside School’s Jane Carlson Williams ’60 Archives seeks to document and share materials that represent many different perspectives. By capturing and sharing the stories of students, faculty, staff, parents, and friends, we strive to provide a fuller understanding of our institutional history.

    For more information on what the archives collects or how to access or donate materials to the archives, visit the archives page.