An Independent School • Grades 5-12

by Matt Miller, Doug Moon and Lilli Forgette

There are several opportunities to visit us and learn more about Lakeside Middle and Upper schools. Following are details about required and optional events on both campuses. You can also visit us online to explore ways to get to know the Lakeside community! As always, do not hesitate to contact our office at 206-368-3605 or if you have questions.

Lakeside Middle School

Middle School admissions visits

Middle School admissions visits have begun! These events take place at Lakeside's Middle School campus (13510 1st Avenue NE) most Thursdays, 4-5 p.m., through the end of January 2020 and are the only required visit for students during the application process. 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 this one-hour event, parents/guardians and students will learn more about the Middle School. Here is a timeline and outline of the event:

  • 3:30-3:55 p.m. – Arrival
    • Find parking.
    • Enter the building through the main entrance on NE 137th St. 
    • Check in with current Lakeside students and receive a nametag.
    • Mingle over refreshments in the dining room.
  • 4:00 p.m. – Start of event
    • Parents/guardians go to the Evans Theater for a Q&A with an administrator, math faculty, and current Lakeside parent/guardian.
    • Applicants go to a classroom for a student panel and small group activity.
  • 5:00 p.m. – End of event
    • Students and parents/guardians reconvene outside the dining room.

Middle School admissions visits are released on a rolling basis. Here are the dates for the remainder of the season:

  • November 7, 14, 21
  • December 5, 12, 19
  • January 9, 16, 23, 30

Finally, applicants are not asked to prepare anything for the event and only need to bring an open mind and positive attitude. See you at the Middle School!

Middle School tours

Our Middle School tour program has been up and running for a month and we’ve already seen over 175 families. There are many opportunities to tour the Middle School, and we invite you to take a more in-depth look into the day-to-day experience at Lakeside. The hourlong tour includes admission information, classroom look-ins, and general information regarding Middle School curriculum, plus a building walk-through. Please take advantage of this opportunity to gain more knowledge about Lakeside Middle School and take another step to see if this is a great fit for your student. Sign up on Ravenna now.

Our Middle School tour schedule:

  • Mondays – 1:45-3 p.m.
  • Tuesdays – 9:30-10:45 a.m.
  • Wednesdays – 1:45-3 p.m.
Upper School interviews, tours and open houses

A required piece of Lakeside’s Upper School application is the interview. The Upper School interview is a one-on-one, informal conversation with a faculty or staff member in Fix Hall, located on the Upper School campus (14050 1st Ave NE). There are no set questions, nor anything students need to bring or prepare. Parents/guardians are welcome to join in the last few minutes for questions. Upper School interviews are typically 20-30 minutes in length and offered throughout the week from October through January – including morning, afternoon, and early evening time slots. 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. 

A great way to learn more about the Upper School is to come on a tour! Our student-led, small group tours last approximately 30-40 minutes and are designed to give your family a general overview of the Upper School. You will spend time looking in on classrooms, arts and athletics facilities, and learning more about the Lakeside Upper School student experience. Tours are only for prospective students and their parents/guardians. We offer Upper School tours on most Mondays and Fridays – see available dates and times and register in Ravenna.

The Upper School will be hosting two open houses this year, Oct. 27 from 3-6 p.m. and Dec. 15 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Drop by and explore our campus, connect with faculty and program representatives, and/or attend a student panel.

We look forward to seeing you at the Upper School!