As students enter the last year of our program, we meet with parents in the early fall to offer our support in helping them navigate the process of looking at the next step for their child. Teachers work with families individually in offering guidance. Eileen Hynes, as Admissions Director, works with Middle School Admissions Directors and Administrators in building connections between Lake and Park and their respective secondary institutions. Lake and Park students receive tutorials as a part of the school’s regular programming in preparing them for taking Admissions Tests for Middle School. These tutorials are taught by Quynh Cao, North Room Teacher, and Camille Hayward, Director, and are held on weekends in November and December and during Winter Break. Most students who apply to Middle Schools which require Admission Testing are counseled to take the test during the first part of January, having the majority of their first semester of the school year “under their belt”.
Graduating students in past years have been accepted to: Billings, Bush, Explorer’s West, Northwest School, Puget Sound Community School, St. George, St. Joseph, St. Terese, Seattle Academy of Arts and Science, among other schools. Students have also enrolled in various Seattle Public School Middle Schools.