An Independent School • Grades 5-12

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Come visit Lakeside!

“There are so many aspects of the school that can only be experienced by visiting our campus. We hope to see you soon.” – Tour guide Emma E. ’16

Explore the many ways to get to know the Lakeside community!  Expand the sections below for more information and we look forward to meeting you.

Middle School, grades 5-8

Admissions Visit (required)

The admissions visit allows applicants and their parents/guardians to learn more about the Middle School. The visit occurs after school and lasts approximately one hour. Registration is required in Ravenna (once a family has submitted the preliminary application) and we encourage applicants to complete this step as early as possible. 

During the visit, applicants, separate from their parent/guardians, will speak with current students, visit classrooms, meet faculty and staff, and complete group activities.

Parents/guardians will hear from the admissions office, a current parent/guardian, Middle School leadership, and a faculty member. They will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding school culture, curriculum, extracurriculars, food service, and anything else you can think of! If applicable, it is not required for both parents/guardians to attend.

For domestic applicants living outside the Seattle area, please contact Doug Moon at 206-440-2762.

The visit process is different for international applicants; our admissions team will contact you if an interview is needed. Visit the International Application page for details.

Campus Tour (optional)

Students and families applying for the 2019-20 school year are welcome to come on a campus tour. Registration is required in Ravenna and will open September 4, 2018. Tour dates are released on a rolling basis throughout the fall. Please register for and attend one campus tour per admissions season. 

Middle School tours are offered most Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays between September 17, 2018, and January 9, 2019. Please check Ravenna for availability on specific dates and times.

Bagels with Booth (optional)

Parents and guardians are invited to share a late breakfast with Booth Kyle, associate head of school/director of admissions & financial aid. This 30-minute session will focus on Lakeside’s approach to admissions, with an emphasis on information needed for a completed application, and an overview of how admissions committees make decisions.

Intended for parents and guardians only and registration is required in Ravenna.

Athletics and performing arts events (optional)

All Lakeside athletics and performing arts events are open to visitors.

At select home basketball games an admissions officer will be available to chat and answer any questions, bring the whole family! We'll be at the home games on December 11, 12, 18, and 19 starting at 5:45 p.m.; drop by if you have any questions during the game.

View all events on the athletic and art calendars. 

Upper School, grades 9-12

Interview (required)

The Upper School interview process is a 20-25 minute informal conversation and will include 10-15 minutes for parents and guardians to ask questions of their student's interviewer. Upper School interviews are scheduled online within Ravenna once a family has submitted the preliminary application.

For domestic applicants living outside the Seattle area, we are happy to arrange a Skype or phone interview. Please contact Lilli Forgette at 206-368-3636.

The interview process is different for international applicants; our admissions team will contact you regarding an interview if one is needed. Visit the International Application page for details.

Campus Tour (optional)

Students and families applying for the 2019-20 school year are welcome to come on a campus tour. Registration is required in Ravenna and will open September 4, 2018. Tour dates are released on a rolling basis throughout the fall. Please register for and attend one campus tour per admission season. 

Upper School tours are offered most Mondays and Fridays between October 1, 2018, and January 11, 2019. Please check Ravenna for availability on specific dates and times.

Upper School Open House (optional)

Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 12-2 p.m.

The Upper School Open House is a casual, relaxed event with a flexible agenda. You are welcome to arrive any time after noon; the event ends at 2 p.m. No RSVP is required and all family members are welcome.

In place of a traditional open house at the Middle School, we offer admissions visit days (a required component of the application) and optional campus tours for families. Applicants to the Middle School and families looking beyond the current admission season can attend the Upper School Open House.

Lakeside Upper School
14050 1st Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98125

Bagels with Booth (optional)

Parents and guardians are invited to share a late breakfast with Booth Kyle, associate head of school/director of admissions & financial aid. This 30-minute session will focus on Lakeside’s approach to admissions, with an emphasis on information needed for a completed application, and an overview of how admissions committees make decisions.

Intended for parents and guardians only and registration is required in Ravenna.

Athletics and performing arts events (optional)

All Lakeside athletics and performing arts events are open to visitors.

At select home basketball games an admissions officer will be available to chat and answer any questions, bring the whole family! We'll be at the home games on December 11, 12, 18, and 19 starting at 5:45 p.m.; drop by if you have any questions during the games. 

View all events on the athletic and art calendars.

Off campus school fairs

Puget Sound Independent Schools (PSIS) Fairs

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 6-8 p.m.
Independent School Fair for People of Color
Rainier Community Center
4600 38th Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98118

Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 2-4 p.m.
PSIS Eastside Fair
Chinook Middle School
2001 98th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 6-8 p.m.
PSIS Seattle Fair
Northgate Community Center
10510 5th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98125

Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 2-3:30 p.m.
PSIS Spring Fair
Garfield Community Center & Garfield Teen Life Center
2323 East Cherry Street & 428 23rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

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MS Evans Theater; MS Dining Room West; MS Dining Room East
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MS Evans Theater; MS Dining Room West; MS Dining Room East