An Independent School • Grades 5-12

by Kat Yorks, Summer School Programs director

Lakeside Summer School Programs registration for Lakeside students and children of alumni opens Monday, Feb. 3 at 8 a.m.. Spots for the most popular courses tend to fill up quickly, so check out this year’s offerings – both new courses and returning favorites – at, and mark your calendars for Feb.3!

The high school academic program has a wide range of for-credit and skill-building classes. Many Upper School students take summer school courses to advance more quickly in a subject area, balance a busy school year schedule, or simply focus intensively on one subject at a time. Summer 2020 for-credit offerings include Spanish III: GSL in Colombia; Biology; Algebra II; Precalculus; Digital Music Production; United States History; World History I: The Human Web; Computer Science 1, 2, and 3; English 10; and Lakeside Summer Research Institute. Skill-building courses include 9th/10th Grade Writing, The College Application Essay, ACT/SAT Prep, and Service Learning Experience. See the high school summer course page for a complete list of offerings and dates.

For middle school students, we offer an array of hands-on STEAM classes (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) at our Investigative Learning Camp. In this camp, students entering 5th-8th grade can take experiential, inquiry-based courses taught by passionate educators, as well as fun afternoon activities. Courses for summer 2020 include DNA to Disease, Comics and Cartooning, Pitch Perfect: Intro to Entrepreneurship, Data Science for 7th and 8th Graders, App Lab, LEGO Robotics, and Math Puzzles and Games. Our afternoon activities include International Cooking, Makerspace, Yoga, Musical Theater, and Field Sports. Learn more about the classes and schedule (8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., with aftercare available until 6:00 p.m.) on the Investigative Learning Camp course page.

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

Financial aid is available for all camps and summer courses. For questions about aid, registration, or anything else, email us at or call 206-440-2700.

Kat Yorks is director of Summer School Programs. You can reach her at or call 206-440-2701.