Lake Tahoe School

  • Home to the Tahoe Basin`s top school MakerSpace, an Adventure Learning focus that expands the classroom as far as Point Reyes, Yosemite, and the Channel Islands and as near as our stunning backyard Mt. Rose wilderness area, dedicated elementary and middle school science classrooms and teachers, a Singapore Math approach that makes math meaningful and accessible to all its students, a thriving visual and performing arts program, a dynamic PreK program from which we trace our school`s origins, and a rich array of electives that have students exploring everything from CAD and Programming to Small Business and Robotics, the Lake Tahoe School is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit independent school located in idyllic Incline Village, Nevada. With small class sizes and an experienced and well-educated faculty, our academic program is simply exceptional, and our graduates succeed at the best secondary schools and universities in the country.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
NWAIS (Northwest Association of Independent Schools
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1997

Student Body

Total Students 153 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Lake Tahoe School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies according to PK, K-4, 5-8. Please see
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Kris Nugent


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Track and Field, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBasketball,
Cross CountryMountain Biking,
Nordic SkiingTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Club or Organization:
Chess Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Mountain Biking, Skiing/Snowboarding

School Notes

  • Lake Tahoe School seeks to instill in our students the love of learning and the will to use knowledge productively, courageously, compassionately. We strive to educate knowledgeable students who value learning, possess strong study skills and work habits, embrace intellectual and aesthetic enrichment, respect themselves and others, and aspire to become still more knowledgeable and responsible members of the world community. We aim to explore the unique educational opportunities of the rich, variegated Tahoe environment in our quest to cultivate a sense of responsibility for, and celebration of, the diversity of life and nature all around us.

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