An Independent School • Grades 5-12

by Kat Yorks, Summer School Programs director

Please note: This article previously listed Monday, Feb. 15 as the registration date for Lakeside students and children of alumni. The correct date is Monday, Feb. 22.

Mark your calendars for the opening day of registration for Lakeside Summer School Programs. Registration for Lakeside students and children of Lakeside alumni opens at 8 a.m., Monday, Feb. 22. Spots for the most popular courses tend to fill up quickly, so check out our new and returning offerings at  

Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lakeside Summer School Programs is currently planning to offer mostly in-person courses for summer 2021, with some online course options. Financial aid is available for all camps and summer courses.

While members of the Lakeside community have this early opportunity to register, Summer School courses and programs are open to students from any school. So, let your friends and family know about our offerings as well!

Our high school academic program has a wide range of for-credit and skill-building classes. Many Lakeside Upper School students take summer courses to advance more quickly in a subject area, balance a busy school-year schedule, or focus intensively on one subject at a time.

As of Dec. 11, the following in-person courses will be offered on the Lakeside Upper School campus: Biology; Physics; Algebra II; Precalculus; Accelerated Calculus AB; World History 1: The Human Web; United States History; English 10; Photography I; and more. Select courses will be offered online, such as our popular Computer Science 1, 2, and 3; College Essay Writing; ACT/SAT Prep; and Digital Music Production. To learn more about course offerings and dates, visit the high school summer course page.

This summer’s middle school Investigative Learning Camp is currently planned as an in-person experience on Lakeside Middle School campus. Students entering 5th through 8th grade work with passionate educators in hands-on, inquiry-based STEAM courses (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math). Courses for 2021 include Medical Mysteries; Debate; Programming in Python; Pitch Perfect: Intro to Entrepreneurship; App Lab; Sculpture; Makerspace; and Math Puzzles and Games.

This summer, middle school campers will take part in health and safety protocols: They will be tested for COVID-19 before the start of camp; move through the camp in “pods”; participate in daily health screenings; wear face coverings; practice excellent hygiene; and practice physical distancing. They will also have a ton of fun! Learn more about the classes, schedule, and COVID-19 protocols on our Investigative Learning Camp course page.

We also plan to offer a variety of weeklong middle school athletics camps, led by our amazing varsity Lakeside coaches!

Lakeside is committed to student and employee safety. Summer School Programs updates will be shared on the Summer School Programs website and directly with those registered. 

For questions about financial aid (available for all camps and summer courses), registration, or anything else, email us at

Kat Yorks is director of Summer School Programs. You can reach her at .