established 1999

All choice schools offer different programs.  Participating in a choice school requires commitment to the school's vision, goals, and expectations.  

As with any choice school, it is important that families consider whether Environmental & Adventure School (EAS) is a good choice for their child and family. This page is designed to highlight key points to consider in deciding whether to submit an application for the EAS lottery.  In addition to the information presented here, we encourage you to browse our full website for more detailed information about the school and to help you make the best informed decision about whether EAS would be a good fit for your student and family.  

Quick Facts

  • EAS has a rigorous middle school curriculum that will challenge your active learner.
  • EAS is a 6th - 8th grade middle school open to students who reside within the Lake Washington School District boundaries.
  • EAS maintains a total base enrollment of 140 students (6th, 7th, and 8th grades combined).
  • EAS classes are multi-grade (mix of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders) in Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, STEM, Art and Fitness.  These multi-grade classes are referred to as Integrated groups.
  • Curriculum at EAS is organized by theme instead of grade level. Due to the spiraling 3-year curriculum cycle at EAS, it is important that students who enroll in 6th grade commit to enrollment for the full three years of middle school to prevent significant gaps in critical LWSD middle school content.
  • Adventure Education (camps and trips), Community Stewardship, and Wednesday Electives are requisite core components of overall academics at EAS. Students may not opt out of these essential components of the EAS integrated curriculum.
  • Parent involvement and financial support are essential to the successful operation of the school.
  • Costs associated with the Adventure Education, Community Stewardship, and Wednesday Electives programs exceed the per pupil allotment provided by LWSD and Washington State.  The ongoing operation of these core programs is therefore dependent upon other funding sources including parent contributions and grants.
  • Volunteerism is important in our ability to secure grant funding which support EAS's overall program costs.

Note: As of September 2021, Ms. Jennifer Cleaves has been named principal for EAS.


EAS Mission Statement

Our vision, goals, beliefs and practices.

EAS Staff

Meet our deeply committed EAS staff.

Is EAS the Right Choice for Our Family?

  • Expectations of EAS Students
  • Facts about Parent/Family Commitment

Academics / Adventure Ed

Curriculum includes both classroom and core experiential learning components that make up overall academics at EAS.

EAS Student and Family Expenses

EAS program costs above and beyond the district and state per-pupil allotment.

Student Transportation

Transportation options available to EAS students.

Application & Lottery Information

  • EAS will be admitting 48 sixth graders for Fall 2024. 
  • We typically have 400+ applicants each year.



  • November 1, 2023 – Online application opens
  • November 7, 2023 - EAS INFORMATION NIGHT 6pm @ EAS 
  • December 1, 2023 – Online applications due by 11:59 p.m.
  • January 5, 2024 – Lottery held at district
  • January 12, 2024 – Notification to families
  • January 26, 2024 – Acceptance deadline


Thank you for taking the time to learn about EAS here!

Should you have any further questions or need additional information about our school, please feel free to contact our office at 425.936.2355.