An Independent School • Grades 5-12

by Wellesley L. Wilson, director of admissions and financial aid 

We are excited to open the admissions season for students and families interested in Lakeside for the 2021-2022 school year. Lakeside offers a transformative educational experience for students, and in this national moment of great uncertainty, our mission — to develop students who will “contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society” — has never been more important.

As is true at schools across the world, this year at Lakeside looks a little different. This year, the admissions team is excited to welcome you to Lakeside through our virtual admissions event program. These Zoom meetings and webinars are opportunities for you to get to know Lakeside better, and we encourage you to attend the event that makes the most sense for your family.

Although the way your family will interact with Lakeside has changed, what hasn’t changed is our focus on providing the very best academic and co-curricular experience for students with faculty, staff, and coaches who are wholly committed to their journey. Lakeside is joyful. Lakeside is active. And the community students will create while here will extend far beyond this extraordinary campus, into their future lives.

Let’s get started. Our website is a great place to begin learning about the application process. You can use Ravenna, our online application system, to register for our events and track your application status. If you have any questions along the way, please email us at We look forward to meeting you soon!