Admissions

Who Should Attend Lake Tahoe School?

Children who succeed at Lake Tahoe School are those who demonstrate an engagement in learning, an interest in the environment, an awareness of their role in the community, and a desire to fulfill their potential.

The decision to attend an independent school is of crucial importance to a family. When the match among the school, a student, and a student’s family is right, the school becomes a vital extension of the home experience and a partner in the growth of all. Students who are most successful at Lake Tahoe School:

  • work at or above their grade level
  • demonstrate curiosity and are eager to engage in a community of learners
  • respond positively to new challenges
  • are able to work independently as well as with others
  • contribute to the classroom and community in positive ways
  • are comfortable in and eager to explore the outdoors
  • support the mission and philosophy of the school, as do their parents

Our primary goal for admission is to offer enrollment to students who will thrive at Lake Tahoe School. During the application process, the Admissions Committee considers a variety of factors. Depending upon an applicant’s grade level, Lake Tahoe School admission decisions are predicated on a combination of grades, recommendations, interviews, subject-specific assessments, and standardized test scores—the higher the grade level, the broader the combination. Spending a shadow day is critical, as it gives both LTS and the student and family a chance to move from paper to personal interaction.

We recognize that all children are works in progress. Although we expect and can accommodate a diversity of learners within each grade, the composition of the class and disposition of available resources are considered in any admissions decision.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Lake Tahoe School does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or genetic information. This policy applies to all areas of student concerns (admissions, athletics, educational policies, financial aid and loan programs, and other school-administered programs) as well as to all areas of personnel and employee concerns and hiring. Lake Tahoe School is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).