An Independent School • Grades 5-12


Our admissions team is here to help
you learn about Lakeside and assist you
throughout the application process.

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. 

Students and families interested in Lakeside begin the admission process by first creating an account in Ravenna, our online application management system. There you will be able to submit an application, register for required and optional events, and track your application status. We look forward to discovering the ways in which you will contribute to Lakeside.

Create your Ravenna admissions account here. 

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Learn more about our academic program

2020-2021 Upper School Curriculum Guide

2020-2021 Middle School Curriculum Guide

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Office hours:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admissions office closures:
September 7
November 26-27, 30
December 24-25, 31
January 1, 18-19
February 15-19
April 19
May 31
July 5


Lakeside School does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, or genetic information. 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 and hiring, discipline, promotion, and termination. Lakeside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.