An Independent School • Grades 5-12

by Sil Sohn, admissions officer

Now that the regular admissions season is complete, we are hearing from families who have just started to explore their options with Lakeside School and are wondering if they can still apply.

We do accept late applications. However, any late applications will be considered for the alternate pool. We admit students from the alternate pool if and when a spot opens up due to attrition. We should note that space availability for the 8th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades is based solely upon whether we experience attrition in those grade levels. 

All the application steps will remain the same as our regular application, but the Middle School admissions activity step for Middle School applicants or the Upper School interview step for Upper School applicants will need to be scheduled with us directly. Please reach out to us to set up a time; this step will occur during the months of April and May.

Late applicants can complete their application at their own pace, but there are two hard and fast deadlines to keep in mind:

April 30, 2021 - Last day to submit your preliminary application form to start the late application process.

June 4, 2021 - Deadline to complete late application.

We review applications when all the steps have been completed and required materials have been submitted. We will be unable to review late applications if these deadlines are missed. 

Please refer to our website for information on application steps, as well as the FAQ section with answers to most general questions:

We hope this gives you and your family a great place to start exploring admissions at Lakeside. If you have any other questions after reviewing our website, please reach out to us at