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 2022-2023 school year! Among the many questions we know families have when considering schools, top of mind this year for prospective students and parents and guardians will be the question of visiting campus. We have recently shared our hybrid admissions and financial aid event program for families applying for the 2022-2023 school year. We will have some in-person and on-campus events and some virtual events. Our on-campus events will be open only to students applying to grades 5, 6, and 9, as these are the grades we expand the class. Students applying to grades 7, 8, 10, and 11 will have the option of participating in our virtual event program, as these are the grades where we are only able to add new students if we experience attrition. Please note, we hope to be able to welcome all admitted students to campus in the spring to visit classes and tour the school.

The only way we will be able to sustain our on-campus visit program this year is if visiting students and parents and guardians pay close attention to our health and safety protocols. All visitors to campus must be fully vaccinated, wear masks, practice social distancing, and complete a campus visit attestation form on the day of the visit. All visitors coming to campus for a tour will be asked to show proof of vaccination as you will be going indoors and visiting classes. These protocols are in place to keep visitors and Lakeside community members safe, which is a priority for our school. Students and families unable or unwilling to adhere to our health and safety protocols will not be permitted to visit campus. Please read more about health and safety protocols on our admissions event page, and anticipate frequent reminders from our office should you decide to visit campus.

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’re excited to see you this year and tell you more about the Lakeside experience.