Northstar is a small LWSD choice school with a maximum enrollment of 90 students, however, class sizes are at the same teacher/student ratio as other district middle schools.

Choice School application timeline for 2021-22

The Choice School application is now closed. The kindergarten application for the Dual Language Program at Einstein Elementary is open until February 19, 2021.

  • November 6, 2020 – Online application opens at 9:00 a.m.
  • December 11, 2020 – Online applications due by 4:00 p.m.
  • January 8, 2021 – Lottery held at district
  • January 15, 2021 – Notification to families
  • January 26, 2021 – Acceptance deadline
  • February 19, 2021 – Kindergarten application for Dual Language Program due by 4:00 p.m.

Students currently on the waitlist will be notified in lottery number order if an opening becomes available. The student has 24 hours from notification to accept the opening. If acceptance is not received by the school in 24 hours, the spot will be offered to the next student on the waitlist.

Enrollment Policy

All Lake Washington School District elementary students are welcome to apply in January of their 5th grade year. Priority is determined by a standard lottery system so that all who apply have an equal chance to attend. Those who are not chosen will be put on a wait list. While the lottery is primarily for incoming 6th graders, older students may also apply but will be admitted on a space available basis. All students must turn in a completed application by the January deadline to be part of the lottery.

Application is only open to students who reside within the Lake Washington School District boundaries.