The Overlake School

20301 NE 108th Street
Redmond, WA 98053-0980
     Tel: (425)868-1000
Grades: 5 - 12 | 527 students
The Overlake School is an independent, nonprofit, nonsectarian, coeducational day school for 522 students in grades five through 12 with a rigorous college preparatory curriculum and outstanding co-curricular programs in the arts, athletics, community service and outdoor education.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Grades Offered Grades 5 - 12
Learning Programs Supported yes
Year Founded 1967

Student Body

Total Students 527 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 27%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade The Overlake School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 69%
Average Class Size 14 students
Number of AP Courses 15 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Literature, Environmental Science, French Language, Japanese, Latin, Physics B, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics  
Average SAT score 1913
Average ACT score 29
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(No dress code)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 2 / Jan. 14
Yearly Tuition Cost $29,468
% on Financial Aid 18%
Average Financial Aid Grant $12,169
Acceptance Rate 23%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Lou Sabino
Admissions Associate Brenda Draper


Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
TennisUltimate Frisbee,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 21 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Alliance Club, Chess Club, Culinary Club, Environmental Club, Film Club, French Literature Magazine, IMPACT, International Film Club, Japanese Club, Junior Statesmen of America, Latin Club, Math Team, Overlake Accent, Overlake Math Olympiad, Peer Tutoring, Philanthropy Club, Philosophy Club, Rock Climbing Club, Student government, The Overlake Independent, Ultimate Frisbee Alliance Club, Chess Club, Culinary Club, Film Club, IMPACT, Japanese Club, Latin Club, Math Team, Peer Tutoring, Environmental Club,
French Literature Magazine,
International Film Club,
Junior Statesmen of America,
Overlake Accent,
Overlake Math Olympiad,
Philanthropy Club,
Philosophy Club,
Rock Climbing Club,
Student government,
The Overlake Independent,
Ultimate Frisbee,

School Notes:

  • Study abroad, independent study, honors sections in academic subjects and academic accommodation for the gifted, musically and artistically talented. Campus intranet available to students, on campus library services, commercial online services, Internet and World Wide Web, wireless campus network and computer access in designated common areas is available to students. Global Service Projects in Cambodia and Uruguay, Outdoor Education Program, required Project Week, Community Service and Senior Projects. Summer sports camps. Need-based financial aid, Malone Scholarships and Gibson Scholarship. A beautiful campus located on 75 rural acres, with three new classroom buildings: William C. Armstrong Humanities Building, Technology and Language Center and Francisco J. Grijalva 5th & 6th Grade Center.
  • Student and Parent Interview
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Previous Educational Record
  • ISEE or SSAT

Profile last updated: 09/05/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Bear Creek School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Bear Creek School (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Bear Creek School (1 miles away)
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Overlake is an extraordinary school. My children went first to Lakeside, which was a huge disappointment. Overlake was, by far, superior in every area.
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