Lake Tahoe School

  • Lake Tahoe School is the only fully-accredited, independent, Pre-K ages 3 & 4 through 8th grade school in northern Nevada and the Tahoe area.
  • With a teacher:student ratio of 1:6, interdisciplinary curriculum, extensive enrichment classes, world-class outdoor recreation & exploration, and top teachers and administrative professionals, Lake Tahoe School offers each student an elevated education experience to ensure a lifelong love of learning.
  • We have a rolling admissions policy.  Contact Kris Nugent for more information.
  • And, watch for the Grand Opening of our newly built Athletic and Performing Arts Center, a new soccer/sports field, and a new play field for preschool in fall 2019.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
NWAIS (Northwest Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1997

Student Body

Total Students132 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Lake Tahoe School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$25,725
Tuition NotesTuition varies according to PK, K-4, 5-8. Please see for current tuition costs.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$15,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKris Nugent
Admissions AssociateAllie Sacci
Endowment Size$3 million


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding, Track and Field, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBasketball,
Cross CountryNordic Skiing,
SnowboardingTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Arts and Music Programs

Recreational Athletic Programs:

School Notes

  • Nestled between Lake Tahoe`s scenic northern shore and Diamond Peak Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe School has occupied our secure, state-of-the art school building since 2004. Our teaching and learning facility features 56,000 sq ft of indoor teaching and learning space on five acres of property, just a stone`s throw from Lake Tahoe. 
  • Lake Tahoe School offers class-room based enrichment classes for Pre-K through 8th grades in:
  • Art
  • MakerSpace
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Spanish
  • With an interdisciplinary curriculum strategy, differentiated learning, and outdoor recreation and extensive athletics, the School practices the principles of whole student learning and social emotional learning.

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50% of faculty have masters degrees. Current teacher to student ratio is 1:6. The School has an academic coach, a reading/writing specialist and class-based enrichment in Art, Music, Spanish, MakerSpace, Science, Outdoor and Physical Education, differentiated learning, interdisciplinary learning, and a new Athletic and Performing Arts Center.
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