Students in Katie Jacobs’ fourth grade class at Franklin Elementary worked on building hydraulic powered claws in class during the month of May. This end of the year STEM project led to seeing life-sized machines up close and in person.
Welcome to Lake Washington School District!
Lake Washington serves about 30,500 students (October 2021) in 57 schools. Our students live in Kirkland, Redmond, Sammamish and portions of Bellevue, Woodinville and unincorporated King County.
New student registration
Please see below for the forms and information for registration.
- New and returning student (K-12) registration available here.
- Preschool registration information available here.
If you need assistance with registration, please contact the school registrar. A phone number and contact email is found on the main webpage of each school. If you are unable to contact the school, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Families who have already received an email confirming a spot in the tuition-based preschool or Head Start programs may also register online.
All necessary documents can be accessed on the LWSD website and completed documents can be uploaded securely. Parents who are unable to upload documents may send them to the school by U.S. mail or contact the school to arrange a safe drop off.
Kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open.
Important: While K-12 student registration is available throughout the school year and summer, families are highly encouraged to register students as soon as possible. Doing so helps LWSD to ensure that class sizes are balanced and adequate staff are hired in time for the new school year.
Declaration of Intent to Provide Home-Based Instruction must be filed annually
If you are a family who intends to provide your child or children home-based instruction in lieu of attendance or enrollment in a public school, an approved private school, or an extension program of an approved private school, you must file an annual declaration of intent to do so. Download the Declaration of Intent to Provide Home School Instruction here, or visit the district’s Resource Center (main floor) to obtain a copy.
If partial Home School Instruction is requested, please also fill out the Request for Part-Time Attendance form.