By foot we explore the wilds;
with hands we work together;
through love we connect to each other.
Balancing heart, head, and hands
through adventures at Black Kettle Farm.
WELCOME TO LAKESIDE
Lakeside School is a farm- and forest-based Waldorf school in Essex County, New York that serves families with young children up to third grade. Situated amidst the Adirondack mountains and the fertile farmland of the Boquet River Valley, our school provides an enriching natural setting for our many programs, including year-round Childcare, a farm- and field-based Kindergarten, and mixed-grade Early Elementary instruction.
LAKESIDE SCHOOL VIDEO
Discover what makes our school so special to the teachers, parents and students who work,
play and learn here at Black Kettle Farm.
SCHOOL HEALTH & SAFETY
Lakeside School is offering full programming for local children ages one to nine by adopting a community-vetted Covid-19 Health and Safety Plan. Follow the link below to read a description.
Due to current COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions, all on-campus events are closed to the public. A community calendar will be distributed internally.
Lakeside School at Black Kettle Farm
6 Leaning Road
Essex, NY 12936
LAKESIDE SCHOOL NEWS
The time has arrived for Lakeside's annual appeal to the community. Please consider donating today!
"The devotion of the faculty and staff and the school’s unique Farm and Forest programs made it clear that we had chosen a community which, even in this new reality, was sustainable and would be able to thrive."
Our new fund provides assistance to families who have lost income due to Covid-19 and supports faculty in providing Distance Learning and Parenting Support through the pandemic.
Limited spaces are available for school year programs.