Being a Lakesider means being part of a community where everyone is excited about learning, wants to have meaningful relationships with their classmates and teachers, and supports each other as they strive to improve. Lakeside is where engaged students are paired with inspiring teachers. We believe that the daily actions of each individual can reinforce our commitment toward what we value as an institution: academic excellence, 21st Century skils, respect, resilience, diversity and inclusion, global engagement among others. We believe that trust, integrity, and inclusion are essential components of an exceptional learning environment.
Each grade is taught by a team of teachers and coordinators who meet regularly to design several projects and challenges for their students. Adults get to know each student – and share their knowledge with their peers – with the goal of providing a strong support network for every student. Every Lakesider makes our community stronger by bringing his or her distinctive set of knowledge, experiences, personality and accomplishments to the table. As different as we all are, we share some important things like: love of learning, desire for authentic relationships, and belief in striving for excellence.
Learning is about exploring ideas… exploring different points of view.
Students develop their natural intellectual curiosity through deep understanding of concepts, motivation for learning, and development of abilities and attitudes towards thinking and learning. The treatment of our students and parents is warm and close, to generate an atmosphere of trust and respect.
“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.”
– Bill Gates