Lake Washington School District jointly with the Lake Washington Education Association are releasing pertinent information and details related to secondary educational offerings for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.  

The District and Association have a shared agreement that secondary students need to be offered access to in-person experiences. Dr. Holmen stated, “We need to ensure that any secondary student who wants an in-person experience is afforded that opportunity.” He went on to say, “Our adolescent youth are experiencing this pandemic in many different ways. We need to be responsive to those needs and be creative in how we address the varying needs across our district.” 


Lake Washington School District jointly with Lake Washington Education Association are excited to release pertinent details for the second through fifth grades elementary learning model transition to in-person or continued remote learning services. We happily welcomed kindergarten and first grade on February 18. Dr. Jon Holmen, Superintendent stated, “We appreciate the partnership with all stakeholders to successfully transition our Kindergarten and First grade students to their new learning models. We are grateful to be able to provide both in-person and remote learning services for our students.” Dr. Holmen went on to say, “As a District we continue to be committed to the highest of health and safety standards for our students and staff.”

Scholastic Art & Writing Award logo

Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students have always excelled in art and writing, and this year is no different. Thirty-five LWSD students were recognized during this year’s Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Between all the LWSD schools that participated, students earned 10 gold keys, 19 silver keys and 33 honorable mentions.



    Preschool Interest Form - New Students

    Lake Washington Preschool Program 2021-22

    • Child must be 3 or 4 years old by August 31, 2021
      • (5-year-olds register for Kindergarten)  
    • Live within LWSD boundaries 
    • Immunizations must be current before starting school
    • Select elementary school sites:
      • Kirkland: Bell, Juanita, Muir and Sandburg 
      • Redmond: Old Redmond School House and Wilder 
      • Sammamish: Carson
        (Locations subject to change prior to school starting in September) 
    • $4,000 per school year. ($400 monthly payments September – May) 
    • Deposit of $400 required (counts toward June's tuition/payment)
    • Preschool is four days a week: M, T, Th and Fri for 2.5 hours each day
    • AM session is 10:00-12:30 and PM session is 1:30-4:00
    • Parents must provide transportation

    New families interested in securing a seat for their child to enroll at one of the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Preschool Sites in the 2021-22 school year, need to complete the Preschool Interest Statement found below.

    Currently enrolled/returning preschool students and preschool students on an IEP do not need to fill out the interest statement to enter the lottery

    Preschool Interest Statements received before March 12, 2021 will be entered into a lottery for a seat in the LWSD Preschool program. Lottery will be held the week of March 15, 2021 and families will be notified by March 31, 2021. Any students who do not receive a seat via the lottery will be placed on a waitlist for that preschool location/session. 

    Families on the waitlist at specific preschool locations will be called and offered seats as they become available. 

    After April 1, 2021 registration/enrollments will be handled at the LWSD Early Learning Center at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse to fill any seats remaining after the lottery. 

    Please direct any questions to Nichole Townsend, preschool registrar at