Thursday, October 6, 2016

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Lakeside Considering "Micro-School" to Satisfy Demand

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Lakeside Considering "Micro-School" to Satisfy Demand:

Lakeside Considering "Micro-School" to Satisfy Demand

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Seattle is growing and with it, there are more school-aged children. 

Most of you know that Seattle has always held steady - at least for the last 30+years - with private school enrollment of about 25%.  At one time, that was a problem for SPS but now, I'd be willing to bet the district is glad so many people go private. 

A reader let me know that Lakeside, one of top private schools in our area, is considering opening a "micro-school" to meet demand.  From their newsletter:


The catalyst for this work was a basic supply and demand issue: There is huge student demand to attend Lakeside and comparatively few spots available. Given constraints of campus space and class size, Lakeside turns away a considerable number of stellar students every year. The board anticipated that Seattle's projected growth would only make the demand increase. Furthermore, as independent school costs around the country continue to rise, they wanted to explore how to meet the need for an independent school that is more economically accessible to the middle class.
That last part - about it beingSeattle Schools Community Forum: Lakeside Considering "Micro-School" to Satisfy Demand:



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