The Overlake School

  • The Overlake School is an independent, nonprofit, nonsectarian, coeducational day school for 530 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 5-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1967
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students527 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade The Overlake School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses18 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesArt 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 score1360
Average ACT score30
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(No dress code)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 12
Yearly Tuition Cost$31,460
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$12,169
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLou Sabino
Admissions AssociateMargaret Marks


Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
TennisUltimate Frisbee,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Alliance Club, Chess Club, Culinary Club, Environmental Club, Film Club, French Literature Magazine, IMPACT, Junior Statesmen of America, Latin Club, Math Team, Overlake Math Olympiad, Peer Tutoring, Philanthropy Club, Student government, The Overlake Independent

Club or Organization:
Robotics Club

School Notes

  • A college prepartory, co-educational, independent school offering rigorous academic and co-curricular activities to students in grades 5 through 12th. Also offer a variety of Global Service Projects in Cambodia and Uruguay, Outdoor Education Program,  Project Week,  Senior Projects, and Community Service. Summer academic and sports camps available. Need-based financial aid, Malone Scholarships and Rainier Scholarships. A beautiful campus located on 75 rural acres.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Redmond
    Grades: NS-12 | 840 students
    1 miles
    8905 208th Avenue NE
    Redmond, WA 98053
    1 NS-12
  • Seattle
    Grades: NS-12 | 661 students
    11.4 miles
    3400 E Harrison Street
    Seattle, WA 98112
    11.4 NS-12
  • Seattle
    Grades: 5-12 | 858 students
    12.3 miles
    14050 1st Avenue NE
    Seattle, WA 98125
    12.3 5-12
  • Seattle
    Grades: 6-12 | 540 students
    10.8 miles
    8000 25th Ave Ne
    Seattle, WA 98115
    10.8 6-12
  • Bellevue
    Grades: NS-12 | 1037 students
    8.2 miles
    1701 98th Ave Ne
    Bellevue, WA 98004
    8.2 NS-12

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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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