An Independent School • Grades 5-12

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Welcome to Lakeside! Our 5th-12th grade program offers students a dynamic experience designed to support their educational growth and social-emotional needs. Academic excellence is a foundational part of what we do here, and also just the beginning. Alongside a committed and talented faculty, our students grow as people, always refining and developing their own beliefs and values. We encourage exploration. We teach students how to apply a critical lens to the world around them. We affirm that Lakeside is a place where every student can bring their full self. And we know the strength in this community is found in the friendships that extend far beyond this campus. 

We invite you to learn more. 

Lakeside students have a demonstrated joy for learning and a record of academic success within the context of their own experience; a willingness to be open-minded and positively engaged in a diverse community; and the skills, potential, and desire to progress within our program. 

Spaces available for new students

Middle School

5th grade - 34 spaces
6th grade - 51 spaces
7th grade - 0-2 spaces*
8th grade - 0-2 spaces*

Upper School

9th grade - 60-65 spaces
10th grade - 0-2 spaces*
11th grade - 0-2 spaces*
12th grade - 0 spaces

We typically receive about seven to eight applications for every available space.

*availability based on attrition. 


Our School at a Glance

Middle School Academics

Academic success and healthy personal development go hand in hand at Lakeside Middle School.

Upper School Academics

Upper School classes are dynamic, challenging, engaging... and sometimes life changing.

Important Dates

View a comprehensive list of important dates. 

DEI

Our community comes from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Our diversity is part of our strength, and our mission. 

Athletics

Mentored by engaged coaches and cheered by spirited fans, Lakeside students are growing and excelling as athletes and teammates.

Arts

In studios, rehearsal rooms, and on the stage, Lakeside students create meaningful art while developing a deeper understanding of who they are.

 

Health and Wellness

What do you care about? How do you connect with others? These questions are at the core of Lakeside's human development and health classes.

Experiential Education

For Lakesiders, learning takes place everywhere: in our local community, in our region, and around the world. 

Transportation

Getting to and from school is an important part of the school day, and Lakeside wants students and families to travel safely and conveniently.

Lakeside Curriculum Guides

2022-2023 Upper School Curriculum Guide

2022-2023 Middle School Curriculum Guide

Contact Us

Office Hours
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

admissions@lakesideschool.org 
Phone: 206-368-3605

Financial aid inquiries:
financialaid@lakesideschool.org

International inquiries:
international@lakesideschool.org

The Downtown School inquiries:
admissions@downtownschoolseattle.org
 

Office closures:

  • September 5, 2022
  • October 14, 2022
  • October 31, 2022
  • November 24-25, 2022
  • November 28-29, 2022
  • December 19-30, 2022
  • January 2, 2023
  • January 16-17, 2023
  • February 20-24, 2023
  • April 10-14, 2023
  • April 17, 2023
  • May 29, 2023
  • June 19, 2023
  • July 4, 2023
     

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY

Lakeside School does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, childbirth or medical conditions, color, creed, disability, families with children, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, honorably discharged veteran or military status, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political ideology, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or use of a service animal by a person with a disability. This policy applies to all areas of student concerns, (admissions, athletics, educational policies, financial aid, and other school-administered programs) as well as to personnel concerns, such as hiring, discipline, promotion, and termination. Lakeside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.