Dear students and parents,


It is an honor for me to write this brief note of welcome to you. As the new Headmaster of The Lakeside School I welcome you to our website and I am appreciative of your interest or continued interest in our school. We are, as always seeking to improve ourselves, academically and  athletically. With your help and support we will continue to build good citizens who are striving everyday to become Leaders, Scholars and Champions.

Thank you for your support!

Respectfully yours,

John Mehaffey
Dr. John Mehaffey, Headmaster


Please contact John Mehafftey using the email link above


A Message From Our Headmaster...


  • An AISA Blue Ribbon School

  • 100% of graduates attend college

  • Millions of dollars in scholarships awarded each year

  • Small student to faculty ratio

  • Certified and degreed teachers in all grade levels

  • Community service graduation requirement

  • State Championships in athletics

  • State placements in art show, math team, science fair & scholar's bowl

  • Family atmosphere

  • SmartBoards in classrooms

  • Dual-enrollment college courses

  • Student leadership opportunities

Why choose Lakeside?


Dr. John Mehaffey

We are pleased to announce the placement of Dr. John Mehaffey as our new Headmaster. Dr. Mehaffey comes to us with a doctorate from Auburn University in Educational Leadership and Administration and Supervision of Curriculum. He has served as the Head of School for both Chambers Academy and Hooper Acadmey. Dr. Mehaffey has been an instructor within the classroom and has held several leadership positions within the AISA.  He is very excited to begin his tenure here at The Lakeside School. Upon accepting the position Dr. Mehaffey made the following statement,


"I am honored to be given the opportunity to serve as the next Headmaster of The Lakeside School. After a campus visit where I observed and interacted with the student body, I knew Lakeside is where I wanted to be. I look forward to working with all stakeholders to continue the legacy of excellence that was created over 50 years ago. There are great things happening at The Lakeside School, and I am thrilled to become a part of this vibrant school culture."


We are honored to have him as our new leader and cannot wait to begin the next chapter with Dr. Mehaffey at the helm.  As always, our leadership is focused on the furtherance of our student's academic, athletic, and character development.


Thank you for your time and patience through this process,

The Lakeside School Board of Trustees