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Tuition and Financial Aid

Lakeside School strives to promote a healthy socioeconomic balance by using a two-tiered tuition model based on the actual cost of education per child.


We ask all families in need of tuition assistance to reach out to Essex County Department of Social Services prior to registering. Our County is offering a robust child care assistance program for all qualifying families with children up to 6 years old. Please contact the Administrator to inquire further about the tuition assistance opportunities available to our students. Limited tuition assistance is available from the school. 


~ ages 3 to 4.5 years old


In our Pre-Kindergarten class, we spend most of our days outside. The children hike to a different outdoor ecosystem on most days, and experience first-hand the wonders of the natural world and its many cycles. In their forest classroom, the children's imaginations are inspired by huge trees, fallen logs, mossy boulders, and winding creeks. While exploring their imaginations, the children also build outdoor skills and become comfortable with the seasonal North Country climate.

Seasonal adventures like sledding, apple and grape harvesting and maple sugaring provide direct experiential education. Inside of the schoolhouse, students are given a calm, slow-paced space in which to grow and explore their curiosities. They participate in uninstructed play, domestic arts and various types of purposeful work. 

Dates and Times

Monday - Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Parents may choose 4 or 5 days per week.

School Year Program

September 4, 2024 - June 11, 2025


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