An Independent School • Grades 5-12

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

We know applicant families are eager to make sure students’ applications are complete, and we are working as quickly as we can to review submitted materials and update application statuses in Ravenna. Even though our team is rapidly processing materials, we receive a large volume of documents each day, which must all be thoroughly reviewed. This takes approximately four business days. Thank you in advance for your patience.

The best way for a family to check an application status is to start with Ravenna, which lists what our office has received. If a submitted item does not meet the application requirements, there will be a note from our office next to the item and a detailed explanation. Applications will not be considered late due to internal processing time. Lakeside will begin contacting schools regarding missing transcripts starting the week of Feb. 1. Families are welcome to contact our office after Jan. 31 to ask questions about the status of a student’s application.

Finally, with the Jan. 14 application deadline just around the corner, here is another reminder about when required materials are due.

Items due on or before Jan. 14, 2021:

  • Preliminary application and fee.
  • PSIS student short answers.
  • PSIS student essay.
  • PSIS student interests and activities form.
  • PSIS parent/guardian statement.

Items due as close as possible to Jan. 14, 2021:

Note: Please delegate applicable forms, references, and evaluations well before Jan. 14, so that the person responsible has time to turn them in before the end of January.

  • Middle School admissions activity and Upper School interview.
  • Two teacher evaluations.
  • PSIS school administrator form.
  • One personal reference.
  • Grades/transcripts.
  • ISEE or SSAT - please refer to the Dec. 18 admissions blog post for more information about testing.

Thank you for your interest in Lakeside this year. If you still have questions, please join me on Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. for the final Admissions at Lakeside webinar. Unlike the previous webinars, this time will be an open Q&A. Register for the webinar on Ravenna.