Lake Tahoe School

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Our mission at Lake Tahoe School is to nurture a lifelong love of learning in our students with the purpose of developing critical thinkers and articulate, confident leaders for the 21st century. Our commitment to our students and families begins the moment they join our school community and is exercised every day in our classrooms and learning-related activities.
Our faculty and staff share not only their years of experience and expertise, they also have a deep and abiding passion for working with students to help them reach their highest potential.
As you visit our campus, you quickly note that it is one built for students from our dedicated classrooms and labs, to our age-appropriate play areas, to Duffield Hall for athletics and performing arts.
The simple beauty of our setting amidst the pines and mountainous backdrop only enhances the Lake Tahoe School learning experience.

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked NV School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 236 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $25,725
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Lake Tahoe School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Nevada for:


School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
236 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Lake Tahoe School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies according to PK, K-4, 5-8. Please see for current tuition costs.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kris Nugent
Admissions Associate
Allie Sacci
Endowment Size
$3 million



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

Arts and Music Programs:
Arts and Music Programs

Recreational Athletic Programs:

School Notes

Lake Tahoe School, originally founded in 1997 under the name Incline Academy with a mission to provide a carefully articulated, highly academic program, quickly grew, adding grades yearly, into a Pre-K through Eighth Grade School by 2001. Today, a highly dedicated team of teachers, administrators, and staff totaling 36 professionals (44% holding advanced degrees) with an average of 10 years teaching experience, sits at the core of LTS`s success. The student: teacher ratio is 10 to 1 with an average class size of 18. A dedicated Board of Trustees, steadfastly working to support the creation of a superlative independent school in the Lake Tahoe region, helps to guide and support LTS and the Head of School. Its recent campus renovation and expansion that includes Duffield Hall, a new athletic and performing arts center, as its cornerstone greatly benefits the School and entire Incline Village community is an example of its vision for the future. Lake Tahoe School is accredited by The Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

LTS At a Glance:
  • Founded: 1997
  • Co-ed Day School Grades: Pre-K 8th grade
  • 2021-2022: Enrollment: 225 Pre-Kindergarten: 39 Elementary: 114 Middle: 72
  • Athletics: 95% participation in interscholastic sports
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
  • Average class size: 16-18
  • Administration, Faculty, and Staff: 36 Full & Part-Time
  • Annual Budget: $5.5 million
  • Tuition Assistance: 24% of current students
  • Professional Affiliations: NAIS, NWAIS
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Lake Tahoe School cost?
Lake Tahoe School's tuition is approximately $25,725 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Lake Tahoe School?
The acceptance rate of Lake Tahoe School is 60%, which is lower than the national average of 86%. Lake Tahoe School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Nevada with low acceptance rates.
What sports does Lake Tahoe School offer?
Lake Tahoe School offers 7 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Lake Tahoe School's ranking?
Lake Tahoe School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Nevada for: Lowest average acceptance rates.
When is the application deadline for Lake Tahoe School?
The application deadline for Lake Tahoe School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

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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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked NV School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 236 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $25,725
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Washoe County, NV is $15,898 for elementary schools and $17,010 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Washoe County, NV is 76% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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