Seattle's Lakeside School, an independent, coeducational private school that enrolls 700 students in grades 5-12, has received a grant of $10 million from the Paul G. Allen Charitable Foundation for the continued development and implementation of the school's recently announced laptop computer program.
The gift will be used to build and enhance the school's technology infrastructure, including its wireless network; providing hands-on technology training and instruction; and creating a significant endowment to build and strengthen the use of laptops by students and faculty. By the 2004-2005 school year, when the laptop program is expected to be fully implemented, more than 600 students in grades 7-12 will benefit from the program. The gift also makes possible significant financial aid for students in need.
"With the overwhelming generosity of the Allen family we are able to continue in our pursuit to provide our students with technology tools that will enhance their learning and improve their critical thinking skills," said Lakeside School director Bernie Noe. "This generous grant will be valuable in ensuring that our students have a critical base in skills that support their present and future learning and the school's commitment to lifelong curiosity."