An Independent School • Grades 5-12

This we believe

The actions of each Lakesider can reinforce our commitment toward what we value: academic excellence, diversity and inclusion, global engagement, and ethical spirits.


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.

Our shared values

Lakeside is a community of individuals who find common ground in the school’s mission and shared values, which are articulated in our Statement of Community Expectations. Our commitment to and engagement with Lakeside’s mission and values help cultivate a strong, inclusive community.

We believe that honesty is the foundation of trust and integrity in the Lakeside community and provides the backdrop for all learning.

Lakeside community members hold themselves and one another accountable for their actions and take responsibility for how individual acts and behaviors work together to shape the community.

We believe that respect is the foundation of living and learning in an inclusive community.

Lakeside community members show respect for themselves, respect for others, respect for teaching and learning, and respect for the school and campus facilities.

We believe that learning requires a willingness to be open, to be engaged, and to contribute positively to the learning environment.

Lakeside community members fully engage in the learning environment and seek experiences that foster a growth and learning mindset.

We believe that healthy bodies and minds are the foundation for building skills for lifelong learning.

Lakeside community members make choices that prioritize, foster, support, and model the conditions and behaviors necessary for wellness in development and learning.

We believe in fostering an inclusive and safe school environment where individuals of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences share in the joy and value of community.

Lakeside community members demonstrate an interest in learning about, celebrating, and contributing to the rich diversity within our community.