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2022-2023 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 all events opens October 1, 2022 in Ravenna.

Lakeside School 2022-2023 Visitor Policy
All visitors to campus – including parents and guardians, alumni, and prospective families – should be vaccinated and fully boosted, with religious and medical exemptions accepted. Visitors may be asked to show proof of vaccination. Unvaccinated visitors are asked to antigen test before coming to campus and may be asked to show proof of a negative test result.

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 - January. Please check Ravenna for specific dates and times and to register.

Middle School Campus Tours
October 2022 - January 2023 
Students and families applying for entry in grades 5-8 for the 2023-2024 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. Please check Ravenna for dates and times and to register.

Upper School Campus Tours
October 2022 - January 2023 
Students and families applying for entry in grades 9-12 for the 2023-2024 school year are invited to tour the Upper School. Led by a Upper School student tour guides, small group tours explore the Upper School, visiting classrooms, arts, and athletics facilities to learn more about the Upper School student experience. 

All Upper School tours are in-person, last 60 minutes, and are available throughout the week. Please check Ravenna for dates and times and to register.

Financial Aid at Lakeside Virtual Webinar
October 19, 2022 - 6:30 p.m.
January 18, 2023 - 6:30 p.m.

Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Programs Director Tearon Joseph 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 and will be held on Wednesday, October 19, and again on Wednesday, January 18. Please register in Ravenna.

Upper School Open House
Sunday, November 13, 2022, 12:00 -3:00 p.m. (pre-registration is not required)

All students and families interested in Lakeside Upper School (grades 9-12) are welcome to attend the Upper School Open House. While on campus, families will have the opportunity to visit classrooms, art studios, and athletic facilities, meet faculty, administrators, and coaches, and hear from Head of School Kai Bynum and Upper School Director Ryan Boccuzzi.

The Upper School Open House is Sunday, November 13, 2022, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. We encourage families to arrive by 2:00 p.m. to allow time to walk the campus and attend any desired panels. Pre-registration is not required. 

Middle School Open House
Saturday, December 10, 2022, 12:00 -3:00 p.m. (pre-registration is not required)

All students and families interested in Lakeside Middle School (grades 5-8) are welcome to attend the Middle School Open House. While on campus, families will have the opportunity to visit classrooms, art studios, and athletic facilities, meet faculty, administrators, and coaches, and hear from Head of School Kai Bynum and Middle School Director Reem Abu Rahmeh.

The Middle School Open House is Saturday, December 10, 2022, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. We encourage families to arrive by 2:00 p.m. to allow time to walk the campus and attend any desired panels. Pre-registration is not required. 

Admissions Event for Prospective Black and Hispanic/Latinx FamiliesJanuary 5, 2023 - 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 5, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. Please email the admissions office at admissions@lakesideschool.org if you would like to attend.

Admissions Event for Prospective LGBTQIA+ Families
January 9, 2023 - 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 9, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. Please email the admissions office at admissions@lakesideschool.org if you would like to attend.

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The Paul G. Allen Athletics Center

Athletics and the PGA are partnering together on Lakeside Pride Night, celebrating the LGBTQ community and athletics. Stop by as you're able to enjoy basketball and free pizza! Games start at 4 p.m. with Girls JV basketball, 5:30 p.m. Girls Varsity, 7 p.m. Boys JV, and 8:30 p.m. Boys Varsity.