MS School Supply Lists

All Grades

For PE, students dress down daily and “action” clothes are all that is required. Each week, students should bring tennis shoes, socks, shorts, a t-shirt, and sweatshirt to school and store them in individual lockers in the Field House. All new students will receive a lock through the PE Department, which they will use throughout their Overlake PE experience.

5th Grade

Students should bring:

(On the first full day, Monday, August 27)

  • 12 #2 pencils to be shared communally
  • 12 or 24 set colored pencils 
  • Mead 1.5” Round Ring Tech Zipper Binder, 5 Star: available at Staples and Office Depot or online at

Overlake will provide:

(During the first week of school)

  • Binder subject dividers
  • Pencil Pouch
  • Eraser
  • Highlighter
  • Fine-tipped Sharpie
  • Green correcting pen
  • Post-It notes
  • 6-inch ruler

These items are available year-round at the student store. Students are asked to replenish these supplies as needed throughout the year.

6th Grade

Students should bring:

  • 1 pencil pouch or box to keep it all together
  • Colored pen for self-scoring work
  • 1 Pack of colored pencils
  • Black and blue fine-point sharpies
  • 3 dry erase thin markers
  • Backpack (please label with your name)
  • 1 heavy duty 1 ½” binder (labeled with your name) containing college ruled paper with 10 dividers (for science and English)
  • One, 1/2” binder (for math)
  • One 1” binder with divers (for languages)
  • Wide-ruled composition notebook (9 ¾” x 7 ½” – for math) 
  • 1 Spiral-bound 70-page, wide-ruled, journal (math)
  • 3 two-pocket folders with prongs (for social studies and math)
  • Large eraser
  • A couple of packages of sharpened #2 pencils (bring two to class and leave the rest in your cubby for when you need more)
7th Grade

Students should bring:

  • Calculator with square root key
  • Straight-edge (at least 5 inches long)
  • Perforated graph paper (for Math)
  • 1 large or 2 small binders with dividers that can be shared among classes (i.e. science and math in one binder) 
  • Post-it flags (for English)
  • Highlighters in various colors
  • Pens, pencils, erasers
  • 12 fine-tipped colored pens or pencils (for Social Studies)
  • Lined paper
8th Grade

Students should bring:

  • For Algebra 1b: notebook with perforated GRID paper
  • For Geometry: notebook with perforated paper
  • Calculator: simple 4 function is fine
  • Straight-edge
  • 3-ring binder (for Science) 
  • Small sticky notes (like Post-Its) in various colors
  • Highlighters in various colors
  • Pens, pencils, erasers
  • Lined paper