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Mission and Philosphy

Mission Statement
The Lakeside School is committed to excellence in education in a wholesome, non-threatening environment for students of average or above average intelligence and/or abilities.  Through a variety of learning activities and experiences, we actively support each student in fulfilling his/her full potential and individual growth.  Lakeside seeks to instill in each student a sense of responsibility, integrity, respect of self and others, service to school, community and nation, and high moral standards.  Through this preparation and education, the whole student can be equipped for college and for life.

Our Philosophy

The Lakeside School is a coeducational independent school for preschool through 12th grade.  Realizing that intellectual excellence, not mediocrity, sets the tone in our world of today and tomorrow, Lakeside strives to help its students achieve the highest standards in thought and performance.  With a goal of college preparation for all students, the objective of The Lakeside School is individual academic excellence.  Standards are sufficient to challenge the most gifted student to reach and maintain this high level, with minimum standards to encourage and challenge all students who cooperate to reach the highest academic record possible.  Inherent within this philosophy is the belief that student endeavors not be limited to academic pursuits, but to include a goal of producing individuals with a balanced perspective of intellectual, physical, and moral concepts in helping with a new generation of leaders based on our American heritage.  The Lakeside School is a non-denominational school, however, there is a strong emphasis placed on moral values. 

Our Beliefs
  • Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.
  • The commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if our school is going to enable students to become confident, self-directed, life-long learners. 
  • A student’s self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect among and between students and staff.
  • A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.
  • Teachers, administrators, parents, and the community share the responsibility for advancing the school’s missions.
  • Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.
  • Student learning is the chief priority for the school.
  • Students learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional approaches to support their learning.
  • Students need to apply their learning in meaningful contexts.
  • Challenging expectations increase individual student performance.