2023-2024 Admissions and Financial Aid Events
The best way to get to know Lakeside is by meeting our students, faculty, coaches, and we hope you’ll join us for an event to learn more! All admissions and financial aid events are optional, and we encourage families to participate in the events that will be most helpful to them in the school search process. Unless otherwise noted, registration for events will open in October in Ravenna.
Lakeside School 2023-2024 Visitor Policy
All visitors to campus must check in at the main office. At the Upper School, the main office is located in Bliss Hall. In the Middle School, the main office is next to the front door off of 137th Street; please ring the Middle School front office via the new video intercom system to the right of the front doors. Lakeside is no longer requiring proof of the COVID-19 vaccine or exemptions. However, during surges of COVID-19 cases, visitors may be asked to take an antigen test, which must have a negative result. This policy may be amended if there is a shift in CDC or state health authority guidelines.
Admission at Lakeside Virtual Webinars
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Wellesley Wilson presents the details of Lakeside’s application process including how we view the different parts of the application and how we make admissions decisions.
The Admissions at Lakeside Webinar is open only to parents and guardians and is offered monthly, September - February. Please check Ravenna for specific dates and times and to register.
Middle School Campus ToursOctober 2023 - January 2024
Students and families applying for entry in grades 5-6 for the 2024-2025 school year are invited to tour the Middle School. Led by a member of the admissions team, small group tours explore the Middle School, visiting classrooms, arts, and athletics facilities to learn more about the Middle School student experience.
All Middle School tours are in-person, last 60-90 minutes, and are available throughout the week. Parents and guardians must bring a photo ID to participate in the tour. Please check Ravenna for dates and times and to register.
Upper School Campus Tours
October 2023 - January 2024
Students and families applying for entry in grades 9-11 for the 2024-2025 school year are invited to tour the Upper School. Led by Upper School student guides, small group tours explore the Upper School campus, stopping by classrooms, and visiting arts and athletics facilities to learn more about the Upper School student experience.
All Upper School tours are in-person, last 50-60 minutes, and are available throughout the week. Parents and guardians must bring a photo ID to participate in the tour. Please check Ravenna for dates and times and to register.
Financial Aid at Lakeside Virtual Webinar
Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 6:30 p.m. (Virtual)Wednesday, January 17, 2024, 6:30 p.m. (Virtual)
The Financial Aid Team presents the details of Lakeside’s financial aid process. Topics will include how we determine who qualifies for financial aid and how we evaluate financial aid applications.
The Financial Aid at Lakeside Virtual Webinar is open only to parents and guardians. Please check Ravenna for registration. To view a previously recorded version of the Financial Aid at Lakeside Webinar, click here.
All School Open House
Sunday, December 10, 2023, time TBD (pre-registration is not required)
All students and families interested in Lakeside Upper and Middle Schools (grades 5-11) are welcome to attend the All School Open House. While on campus, families will have the opportunity to hear from Head of School Kai Bynum, Middle School Director Reem Abu Rahmeh, and Upper School Director Ryan Boccuzzi, visit classrooms, art studios and athletic facilities, and meet students, faculty, administrators, coaches, and parents and guardians.
Stay tuned for more information regarding this event. Pre-registration is not required.
Admissions Event for Prospective Black and Hispanic/Latinx FamiliesJanuary 9, 2024 - 6:30 p.m. (Virtual)
We invite students and families who identify as Black/African/African American and/or Hispanic/Latino/a/x, to hear from current Black and Latinx students, parents and guardians, and alumni about their Lakeside experience. We know that choosing a school for your student is one of the most important decisions you will make as a family. For Black and Brown families, there is an added layer of complexity as you consider where your child will be seen and see others who look like them, feel heard and understood, feel safe, and feel valued for who they are right now and for who they will be in the years to come.
The Black/Hispanic Admissions Event will be virtual and will take place on January 9, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. Please email the admissions office at email@example.com if you would like to attend.
Admissions Event for Prospective LGBTQIA+ Families
January 11, 2024 - 6:30 p.m. (Virtual)
We invite students and families who identify as LGBTQIA+ to hear from (current) LGBTQIA+ identifying students, parents and guardians, and alumni about their Lakeside experience. We know community is important, particularly for students and families that may be underrepresented, and we hope this gathering will give families an opportunity to connect and learn more about the Lakeside experience.
The LGBTQIA+ Admissions Event will be virtual and will take place on January 11, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. Please email the admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
The complimentary BBQ is served from 3:30 until we run out, which is usually by 4:45 p.m. Please get to the tailgate early for food! The girls soccer game is 4-5:45 p.m.