More than 4,100 distinguished students recognized nationwide

Redmond, Wash. – The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced this week that one additional Lake Washington School District (LWSD) student will receive a National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarship:

Kevin Zhang, Nikola Tesla STEM High School - National Merit Purdue University Scholarship 

A group of freshman from Nikola Tesla STEM High School is helping kids with Cerebral Palsy move around a little easier. As part of their end of year project, this team partnered with a program by the name of Go Baby Go

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Dozens of LWSD students earned their way to the 2021 International Career Development Conference (ICDC), which was held virtually in late April and early May. Of that group, about 30 students competed as finalists and two students placed as high as third.



    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