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.

In my own words: Leslie Schuyler, archivist

Get to know Lakeside's archivist, Leslie Schuyler in the new edition of "In my own words!" In her own handwriting, read about the best advice she's ever been given, her "entrance music" song, and her favorite sandwich:

Bebie speaker Cobb: Understanding race key to understanding U.S.

On Feb. 15, in large lectures and intimate classroom discussions, historian and journalist Jelani Cobb spoke to the Lakeside community about how race and racism have left their mark throughout American history and why he believes talking about this is not divisive but essential for moving the country forward. Read more about his visit to Lakeside here:


"I’m a dancer, so I have a lot of experience on stage. It’s fun to put yourself out there, and you get to be someone else for a while. That can go really well sometimes and not so well other times, but for me it’s really fun to experiment with that.

When they told me I’d be getting hit with a pie in the face for the play, I was kind of nervous. We did practice it a few times, and after a while I got used to it. It’s actually quite soothing."

From the Tatler: A letter from the EICs - Community

"Whatever it is that we do here, we do it together," write Tatler editors-in-chief, Hannah W. '17 and Ben H. '17. Read their newest editorial on community, and what it means at Lakeside here: by Hannah W. '17 and Ben H. '17

From the Tatler: Semester reviews by grade level

Now that we're well into the second semester, let's take a peek into the latest issue of the Tatler to see how representatives from each Upper School grade felt about the beginning of the school year. by Isabelle Q. '20, Melissa W. '19, Melissa W. '19, and Sylvie M. '17

Creating wellness

"The new Wellness course is designed to break open the view that health is solely about exercise and eating leafy green vegetables," writes Eleanor Long, Lakeside's Upper School PE and wellness department head. Read more about what students are learning about wellness in her new blog here: by Eleanor Long, Upper School physical education/wellness department head and teacher

[02/07/17]   Due to the continued inclement weather, Lakeside School is closed again today, Tuesday, Feb. 7. All classes, buses, clubs, activities, and athletics are canceled.

Librarians take up arms against fake news

Check out this story in The Seattle Times about what our libraries and digital learning classes are doing to help our students identify trustworthy news. Librarians are stepping into the breach to help students become smarter evaluators of the information that floods into their lives. That’s...

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