Lakeside School, a co-ed private school for grades 5-12 in Seattle, Washington, has long been noted for its innovative attitudes. For example, when future Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen attended the school in the late 1960s and early 1970s, they hacked the school's computer. Rather than punish them, the school gave them unrestricted access to the computer--as long as they improve its functioning. In a way, that's where Microsoft began. Today, Lakeside is still an innovative school, and it is constantly looking to increase its diversity--now about half of its students represent diversity--and its commitment to global learning. Through its global service learning program, students travel to areas such as the Dominican Republic and India to participate in service learning projects in rural areas.
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