I entered Lakeside in fifth grade. Academic achievement is a cherished goal, and every teacher will help you succeed. The adults acknowledge the amount of stress students face, and they actively work to lower that stress. The teachers and the the students bond quickly, developing strong friendships that make learning fun. There are plenty of clubs to join (art club, karate club, ultimate frisbee club, etc), and sports to play (volleyball, sculling, lacrosse, soccer, basketball, track, etc). It's really a great school that if you can, you should attend.