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About Us

Lake Tahoe School, originally founded in 1997 under the name Incline Academy with a mission to provide a carefully articulated, highly academic program, quickly grew, adding grades yearly, into a Pre-K through Eighth Grade School by 2001. Incline Academy became Lake Tahoe School (LTS) in 2002 and then within a year, its visionary Board of Trustees, acquired a new three-story building with room for 24 classrooms and appreciable office space.

Today, a highly dedicated team of teachers, administrators, and staff totaling 36 professionals (44% holding advanced degrees) with an average of 10 years teaching experience, sits at the core of LTS’s success. The student: teacher ratio is 10 to 1 with an average class size of 18. A dedicated Board of Trustees, steadfastly working to support the creation of a superlative independent school in the Lake Tahoe region, helps to guide and support LTS and the Head of School. Its recent approval of a campus renovation and expansion plan that includes a new Athletic and Performing Arts Center as its cornerstone will greatly benefit the School and entire Incline Village community is an example of its vision for the future.

Lake Tahoe School remains rooted in the founding vision of an educational community focused on honoring the individual creativity and passion inherent in every child, to nurture disciplined minds, strong character, healthy bodies, and creative spirits among all LTS students.

Lake Tahoe School is accredited by The Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

LTS At a Glance:

  • Founded: 1997
  • Co-ed Day School Grades: Pre-K – 8th grade
  • 2021-2022: Enrollment: 225 – Pre-Kindergarten: 39 Elementary: 114 Middle: 72
  • Athletics: 95% participation in interscholastic sports
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 8 to 1
  • Average class size: 18-20
  • Administration, Faculty, and Staff: 36 Full & Part-Time
  • Annual Budget: $5.5 million
  • Tuition Assistance: 24% of current students
  • Professional Affiliations: NAIS, NWAIS

Our Location

World famous for its breathtaking views, endless recreational activities, and amazing weather, Lake Tahoe is among the nation’s most coveted places to visit and to live. Lake Tahoe School is located on the north side of the lake in Incline Village, Nevada. We are 45 minutes from Reno-Tahoe International Airport, a short walk to pristine beaches, a two-minute drive to Diamond Peak Ski Area, and across the street from the Incline Championship Golf Course.