An Independent School • Grades 5-12
Feb. 1: Registration opens for Summer School camps and courses
Feb. 1: Registration opens for Summer School camps and courses

by Kat Yorks, Summer School Programs director

Don't miss out on a chance for your student to have an amazing summer experience at one of Lakeside's Summer School courses or camps. Registration for Lakeside students, children of Lakeside alumni, and students at The Downtown School: A Lakeside School and opens Friday, Feb. 1 at 8 a.m. Spots in popular courses fill up quickly! Register at

Financial aid is available for all camps and summer courses. Last summer, 50 percent of students attending Lakeside Summer School Programs received aid. For questions about aid, registration, or anything else, email us at or call 206-440-2700.

Investigative Learning Camp (grades 5-8) and Athletics Camps (grades 5-9)
At our STEAM-focused Investigative Learning Camp for rising 5th-8th grade students, students can take hands-on, inquiry-based courses taught by passionate educators as well as fun afternoon activities. New courses include Medical Mysteries, Real-World Math, Gene Jam, 3D Graphic Design, and Musical Theater. Learn more about the classes and schedule (8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with aftercare available until 6 p.m.) at

We also offer a variety of weeklong middle school athletics camps for rising 5th – 9th grade students, led by our amazing varsity Lakeside coaches:

High school academic courses
Taking for-credit courses over the summer allows students to balance a busy school-year schedule, advance more quickly in a subject area, or simply focus intensively on one subject at a time, without the many distractions of the academic school year. For-credit offerings for this summer include:

  • Arts: Photography I; Digital Music Production.
  • Computer Science: Computer Science I, II, and III.
  • English: English 10; Science Fiction and the Future of Humanity.
  • History/Social Science: World History I: The Human Web; United States History.
  • Languages: Spanish III: GSL in Costa Rica, a course which includes a three-week GSL trip to the Nicoya peninsula of Costa Rica to work with an environmental and sustainability nonprofit.
  • Math: Algebra II; Precalculus.
  • Physical Education: PE Yoga Fusion; PE Blended Fitness.
  • Science: Biology; Physics.

Non-credited skill-building courses include: Lakeside Summer Research Institute; 9th/10th Grade Writing; Service Learning Experience: Poverty in Seattle; The College Application Essay, and ACT/SAT Prep. For dates, pricing, and course descriptions, visit

Kat Yorks is director of Summer School Programs. You can reach her at or call 206-440-2701.