Choice School Lottery Process for 2024-25:

Stella has admitted 30 students total in the 2024-25 6th Grade class, and the class is now full We will continue to move down the lottery list numbers, to fill any openings, if anything changes.   You will be notified by email when a spot is available for your student. Please make sure you are checking the email you registered with frequently. Each family has 24 hours to accept placement.  Families who accept their placement offer, will be sent registration information.

2024-25 6th Grade: The class is currently full.  The next number to be offered placement is #62

2024-25 7th Grade: The class is currently full. The next number to be offered placement for 7th grade is #108

2024-25 8th Grade: The class is currently full.  The next number to be offered placement for 8th grade is #117

Stella Schola

13505 NE 75th Street, Redmond 98052
Grades 6-8

Stella Star
  • Maximum 90 students total, 30 students per grade, grades 6-8
  • Rigorous academics and high academic and behavioral expectations
  • Social Studies anchored on historical chronological timeline and themes and integrated with comprehensive language arts studies
  • Strong Math & Science curriculum with practical hands-on activities and field work
  • Frequent projects and group work reinforcing learning targets, teamwork and collaboration 
  • Students remain with their classmates as a cohort of 30 providing strong teacher and peer support and a personalized learning environment.
  • Emphasis on developing analytical thinking, collaboration, effective communication, problem solving and time management skills
  • Student mentoring groups with one 6th, 7th and 8th grader in each triad.
  • Elective options including Band, Orchestra, PE, 3D Art, Robotics, Engineering Design & Modeling, and Spanish 1 and French 1 for High School credit beginning in 8th Grade.
  • A school culture of enrichment opportunities for example Honor Society, Leadership, Spelling Bee, Dances, Ski-club, Battle of the Books, Acceptance Day, all-school camp, Stella-Spirit Days, student presentations for parents and several field trips.
  • Conferences twice a year in November and March with Teachers, Parents and Students

Stella New Family Information PowerPoint. Click on the Star below to view.

2022 Stella New Family Information

All 5th grade students residing within the Lake Washington School District boundaries at the time of the lottery are welcome to apply to Stella Schola Middle School. The lottery is held during the student's 5th grade year. Acceptance is determined solely by the district run 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 for a three year period. Maximum enrollment at Stella Schola is 90 students. While the lottery is conducted for incoming 6th graders, older students may apply also, but will be placed on the waitlist behind the original lottery waitlist conducted in the 5th grade.

Stella Schola District Video

Enrollment and Lottery Process

Stella Schola is open to all students in the district. Students must apply during the application window to be considered for enrollment in the school.

 The Choice School Lottery Process for 2024-25:

November 1, 2023 at 9a– The application window opens. The LWSD district accepts only one application per student. 

  • For families of students currently enrolled at LWSD, the application will be available in ParentSquare.
  • Private and homeschool families will be able to apply online here during the application window.

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

Transportation for Choice Schools and Programs

Parents/guardians of students who attend Choice Schools or programs must arrange their own transportation. In some cases, the district offers bus transportation. Contact the Choice School or program you are interested in attending for more information.

Choice School Applications

Current LWSD students will enter the lottery via ParentSquare. Private school and homeschool students will apply via an online form on the LWSD website.

If your child has previously applied to a Choice School and is on a waitlist, do not re-apply to that school. Your child's waitlist spot is carried forward each year.

(NoteEmerson K-12 and Emerson High School use their own applications. Please contact those schools for application information.)

A lottery and/or wait list system is used to place students when applications exceed vacancies. Choice School and program lotteries are run centrally at the district office. Lottery numbers are generated for each student through the use of a random sequence generator. The district will notify parents of their student's lottery number(s) following the district lottery.

For more information about the Choice School or program you are interested in, visit the school's website. Additionally, most Choice Schools or programs hold an information night that provides a greater level of detail about the school, its program, and the unique features a student and family can expect at that particular school or program. Annually, the district publishes information about the elementary school optionsmiddle school options and high school options. This can also help to inform students and families about the features of a Choice School or program.

For information on eligibility, the application process, lottery process, and more, parents may review the district administrative policy and procedure.