Mission and Values
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.
The Lakeside School mission informs everything we do as a community to nurture in our students a love of learning, caring for others, and understanding of the importance and joy of living a life of integrity.
Our students are scholars, athletes, artists, musicians, community service volunteers, fundraisers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and much, much more. They are curious, active, and engaged. They appreciate excellence in whatever they do and are committed to their own learning. Eighty percent of them play at least one season of a varsity sport and just as many participate in our arts programs and community service programs long after fulfilling their arts and service requirements!
The faculty and staff at Lakeside are dynamic and talented educators who are passionate about their work. When I meet with Lakeside students throughout the year, I always ask what they think the best part of a Lakeside School education is, and they always reply, “My teachers, my coaches, and my friends.”
Working in small, collaborative classes, our teachers help students learn how to think, write, and speak thoughtfully about topics that range from globalism, artificial intelligence, and game theory in the Upper School to climate change, identity development, and multicultural mythological systems in the Middle School.
We believe that academic excellence and diversity go hand in hand. Students here find peers from every background and every walk of life in every classroom. We recognize and celebrate the unique talents that each student brings and we want the widest possible range of perspectives represented in every discussion. We are also committed to providing a level playing field for students who are enrolled in the school and make all school services such as tutoring, access to technology, and global travel equally available to all students regardless of ability to pay.
I encourage you to learn more about this wonderful place. And, if you’re not already, I hope one day to see you as a part of the Lakeside School community!
Head of School