Welcome Letter from Our Principal

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School. Since 1949 we have served families from the greater Seattle area at our campus in the Wedgwood neighborhood located in northeast Seattle. We pride ourselves on providing a holistic Catholic education that nurtures hearts, inspires minds, and ignites the spirits of our students. All students and families are welcome at OLL. We are an inclusive community that values diversity.


We have a rich tradition of academic excellence rooted in our Catholic faith. We see each child as a unique gift from God with their own way of learning and knowing, so we work to meet each child where they are academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. OLL provides a multitude of academic programs to support the diverse needs of all learners. We couple strong academic rigor with our care of the whole child to ensure that students are growing and developing into strong, assertive, passionate and justice oriented young people.


OLL is a family focused, caring community where all students thrive. One class per grade level gives students an opportunity to know one another well and build strong community and leadership skills through cross-grade level activities. Our graduates are confident and fully prepared to tackle the challenges of high school and beyond.


I invite you to explore our website and plan a visit to the school to learn more about Our Lady of the Lake.


Kate Orizotti



About Kate Orizotti

Kate received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a Minor in Philosophy and Master of Arts degree in Teaching from Gonzaga University. She taught intermediate grades for 8 years at St. Cecilia and Holy Family, Kirkland, during which she earned a Master of Educational Administration with Principal certification from Seattle University. She worked as vice principal for two years at Holy Family before becoming director of educational support for O’Dea High School. She joined the OLL community as principal in 2022.