Lakeside School

The mission of Lakeside School is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits needed to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society.

When students arrive at Lakeside, they come with interests of all kinds. Full of curiosity and eager to learn, they love arts and athletics, history and math. That's why we provide an encouraging environment where students are free to become their whole selves—to explore and pursue all of their interests at the same time.

Lakeside students are scholars, athletes, artists, community service volunteers, and much more. By the time they graduate, the majority of students have played a varsity sport and most have participated in our arts programs long after fulfilling their arts requirement.

At Lakeside, academic excellence and diversity go hand-in-hand. Our students find peers on campus from all walks of life. We celebrate the unique talents of our students and the range of perspectives they bring to every class.

Lakeside has 776 students in grades 5 to 12. We have 111 faculty members, 79 percent of whom have advanced degrees. The student-teacher ratio is 9 to 1 and the average class size is 16. About 47 percent of our students and 21 percent of our teachers are people of color. Our libraries hold almost 38,000 volumes and we present more than 30 arts performances every year.

Lakeside is an A-size school playing in AAA classification for most sports. We have had 135 league titles and won 71 state championships.

Middle School Kindness Shoutout

"Kindness shoutouts" are a regular occurrence at Middle School community meetings. 😎👏

What's the WAGIN Conference, and why did we go?

Jenny B. '18 and Colby L. '17 attended this year's Washington State Global Issues Network (WAGIN) Conference, which focused on global issues that our generation faces and ways to take action to leave our world better than we found it. Read their blog about the conference here: by Jenny B. '18 and Colby L. '17

Friday May 26: Upper School Languages Showcase!

On Friday, May 26, upper-level language students will perform short plays and screen short films as part of the Upper School Languages Showcase. Read more here:

Happening now: While Upper School students showed their pets around campus, 7th- and 8th-graders duked it out in a giant kickball game on the Middle School field.

Quite literally the dog days of Lakeside. 🐾🐕

UW professors visit Upper School to discuss "BS"

Last week, University of Washington professors Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom, creators of the nationally recognized UW course, "Calling Bull**** in the Age of Big Data," visited Lakeside to talk with freshmen, sophomores, and juniors about BS in media, advertising, and other areas. Read more:

One Minute Lesson: The Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor, with ...

We're back with another One Minute Lesson, a video series where Lakeside teachers take a minute to teach you something about anything! Next up is Nse Ekpo on why you should listen to Dvořák's Cello Concerto in B minor (and how you can listen to it live at Lakeside!).

From Lakeside magazine: Books to gain insight into teens (according to Lakeside teens)

As part of a Lakeside magazine article about books that impact Lakeside students, seniors recommended titles that would help adults gain insight into what it's like to be a teenager. Check out the list, and some reviews from students, here:

I think it’s important that instead of learning about things in an abstract way that you experience. That’s what we hope the [Native American Student Alliance (NASA)] club can do: give people an experience of things like native culture so people can understand things better and have a better perspective.

Friends, Frybread, and Reflection: NASA's GSL Makah Reunion

Raspberries piling up in baskets, the feeling of sand in between toes while chasing after a volleyball, the talk of what whaling and land rights should entail, and continuing to decipher riddles still left unsolved: These were just some of the topics of discussion attendees reminisced about at the first ever GSL Makah Reunion, hosted by Lakeside's Native American Student Alliance (NASA). Read more: by Ravi S. '17 and Kallin S. '17

Videos (show all)

Middle School Kindness Shoutout
One Minute Lesson: The Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor, with ...
One Minute Lesson: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, with ...
5th Grade Service Learning Project: Food drive
Advanced Physics: Applications in Engineering
Happy birthday, Ms. Asaka!
Annual Fund: Thank you




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