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If you live in Lake Washington School District (LWSD) and your child will be five years old on or before August 31, 2018, it is time to register them for Kindergarten. Registration takes place at your neighborhood school.

LWSD holds an open enrollment period once each year for parents who want their children to attend a school other than their neighborhood school. Parents may apply between February 1-28 for a change to the school assignment for the 2018-19 school year for students in grades 1-12.

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Student Centered

Student and staff member working together

Core values of Lake Washington School District

We believe that every student can learn and achieve at high levels. It is our responsibility to help students find connection and value in learning, and to challenge all students to learn, grow, and succeed academically.

As a public school district, we are responsible for the futures of all students, no matter their background, home situation, or family resources. It is our responsibility to help every student learn, grow, and be challenged to do their very best each and every day in our schools.

Being student centered means we are committed to success for every student. We focus our efforts on high achievement for all.

Our Guiding Principles describe the student-centered learning environments we strive to provide in Lake Washington, organized around the themes of connection, value, and challenge:

Guiding Principles


We begin preparing students to reach our vision of Every Student Future Ready at the primary grades as they learn early literacy and math skills. At the intermediate grades, we are preparing students for success in middle school. In middle school, we prepare students for high school. In high school, we focus on preparing students for college, the global workplace, and personal success – our definition of Future Ready.