The community of Lakewood offers an excellent network of educational opportunities no matter where you or your family are on your educational journey. Generations of brilliant and persevering minds have attended in school in our community, which given its tie to the military has been enriched with families of diverse backgrounds but similar aspirations to grow in mind and body. The City of Lakewood enjoys a special relationship with Clover Park School District, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom and Clover Park Technical College. Together, we work to provide quality and lifelong educational opportunities for residents within our community and beyond.



Clover Park School District


  • K-12 public school system
  • 17 elementary schools, four middle schools, two high schools, one alternative high school, Harrison Preparatory School (grades 6 – 12) and two specialty schools within Western State Hospital
  • Award winning
  • Office: 10903 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood, WA 99499
  • Phone: (253) 583-5000
  • Website:



Pierce College Fort SteilacoomAnderson_PierceCollege

  • Community College
  • Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • Rated nationally as a “Military Friendly Institution” for education of active duty military personnel and veterans
  • Offers 21 associate degrees and 39 professional certifications in 64 programs of study
  • Office: 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood, Washington 98498
  • Phone: (253) 964-6500
  • Website:



Clover Park Technical Collegecptc-staff-666x402

  • Community College
  • Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • Now offering Bachelor’s Degree in select fields
  • Their Aviation Maintenance Technician students average among the highest pass rate in the nation for FAA certification
  • The first two-year college in the nation to meet the National Security Administration’s training standards in computer security
  • A Community College of Excellence for the Brownfields Job Training program.
  • Office: 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood WA 98499
  • Phone: (253) 589-5800
  • Website: