An Independent School • Grades 5-12

See Inside a Classroom

What happens when engaged students are paired with inspiring teachers? Peek inside a classroom to find out.

Meet a Teacher: Alban Dennis

Drama teacher Alban Dennis prepares students to shine under the spotlight.

Meet a Teacher: Emily Chu

Upper School English teacher Emily Chu ’05 on how Lakeside’s mission-driven diversity and equity work plays out in her classroom.

Middle School Digital Life: Students put media to the test

Middle School students learn news literacy in the age of fake news.

Meet a Teacher: Caryn Abrey

A playground model in Upper School physiology

Upper School Photography: Photojournalism as truth-telling

Photography teacher Barry Wong teaches the power of photojournalism.

Meet a Teacher: Jillian Tsai

Jillian Tsai creates an immersive cultural experience in Middle School Chinese classes. 

Upper School Math: Folding in a lesson

Introducing students to mathematical skills and each other

Meet a Teacher: Granya O'Neill

Math teaching Granya O'Neill unlocks a passion for math in middle-schoolers

Upper School English: Essays on identity

Connecting lived experience to literature

Middle School Drama: Seattle stories

Sixth graders write and perform monologues based on personal experiences.

Upper School History: Voice and choice

Students become “experts” on topics of their choice.

Upper School French: Real learning

Picture books that create opportunities for student learning

Middle School History: Imperfect heroes

What does it mean to stand up for what is right?

Meet a Teacher: Michelle Wahlin

Finding a path to a career in science

Middle School English: Connecting through poetry

Eighth graders sipped tea and munched on rice crackers as they experimented with Renga poetry.

Middle School Digital Life: Coding portfolios

Sixth-graders code a digital portfolio featuring their artwork.

Upper School Film Studies

Lakeside’s Upper School faculty share some of the why and how of three film-related classes

Advanced Physics: Applications in engineering

Follow the Advanced Physics class to a different classroom - the snowy trails of Snoqualmie Pass - where they're studying snow layering and avalanches.