The Overlake School is a secular, coeducational, independent college prep school of 530 students in grades 5-12. Founded in 1967, the school moved to its present location on Novelty Hill in 1972, nestled in 73 acres on what was formerly Lindow’s Tall Firs Ranch.
The Overlake School champions students and their vast potential through engaging educational experiences in a diverse and inclusive community. Students are valued as multifaceted individuals and graduate with a passion for learning, ready for any path that contributes to a better world.
The Overlake School will exemplify a student-centered education and a collaborative learning environment that connects to the broader world. We will cultivate a community rooted in equity and mutual respect with our diverse population of families, and we will be known for a definition of human success that includes learning, relationships, well-being, and purpose.
Based on the foundation of a liberal arts education, Overlake offers students an incredible variety of academic courses along with a learning environment that supports ethical decision-making, mentoring relationships between students and faculty, and a strong sense of community.
Overlake students also have access to a championship athletics program, a wide range of award-winning performing and visual arts offerings taught in state-of-the-art facilities, and opportunities for leadership that include student government, outdoor education, clubs, affinity spaces, service learning, and more.