A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-
Address
14050 1st Ave Ne
Seattle, WA 98125
Telephone
(206) 440-2716
Organization Memberships
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$32,000
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

Lakeside School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1440
88 responses
Average ACT
33
49 responses

Culture & Safety

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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
838
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
16:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
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100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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Lakeside School Reviews

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Lakeside is not for the fainthearted. I attended the school from the 5th-12th grade. The academics are of course top notch and prepare you well for college courses, but you should study HARD to keep up everything. Fortunately, teachers are more than accommodating and open to meeting with students during their free time. It is all too common to walk into the math office during any hour and see teachers helping students with homework, test/quiz corrections, etc. You must take the initiative to do well at Lakeside, though. You can't be embarrassed to ask questions when you're confused. Sensitivity has no place in the classroom, or at Lakeside in general. The school has a very competitive atmosphere- particularly when applying for colleges. That being said, students are mostly amicable. Sports are big Lakeside, and we generally do well.
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You must accept Lakeside for what it is. Not even close to perfect, not easy and not fun most days. But that's not what it's for in my opinion... it is simply an institution that: helps you gain knowledge about how best to learn and retain information, puts you in the place to have many opportunities you wouldn't have had otherwise (travel, jobs, connections etc.), and so many other subtle things that you won't notice along the way. However, I believe, as someone who attended the school for 7 years, if you can make it through Lakeside, you can make it through anything.
Lakeside has been an amazing community to be a part of. The families and students are the best of the best. My oldest child attended the Upper School and graduated in 2017 and had the time of her life at Lakeside. She was involved in sports and drama and student leadership and made the most of her years at the school. She loved it and is excited to be a part of the very active alumni group. My youngest child is in the middle school and knows the academic challenges will be many. He understands the opportunity that being a part of this community offers is worth the hard work. The teachers and coaches are caring and accessible. The expectations are high and the kids strive to live up to them. The campus has excellent security and a wonderful location and many modern facilities. They provide the best and newest in technology and theory. The whole environment really elevates students to be the best versions of themselves.