Lake View Academy

716 W Addison St
Chicago, IL 60613-0606
Tel: (773)281-3065
Grades: 10-12 | 19 students
Lake View Academy was founded forty years ago by a church at the request of a group of neighborhood teens who for various reasons had left their previous high schools and wanted  a second chance at school success and graduation.
They had formed ties with some of the church members and believed that the church would provide a quality education for them in a psychologically as well as physically safe environment - things that had been lacking for them in their previous schools.  We continue to provide an alternative for students who have become discouraged in traditional high schools.  .

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Alternative School Network
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian
Grades Offered Grades 10-12
Year Founded 1972

Student Body

Total Students 19 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 7 students
Average ACT score 20
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(school T shirt )

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Sliding scale. Max $10,000 Min $500 Most pay monthly
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Principal or counselor

School Notes

  • The best way to get a feel for this school is to visit.  Visitors welcome between 9:00 & 3:00 most school days. No appointment is needed. Call to make sure we're here. 773-281-3065.
  • Recognized by Illinois State Board of Education
  • School offers a wholistic approach to education.
  • 20 credits for graduation.
  • Especially strong in humanities.
  • Good track record preparing "average" students for college.
  • Not special ed, but because staff is committed to ensuring that each student receive the support s/he needs, motivated students with moderate disabilities can do well.  
  • Intergenerational activities with senior citizens who share the building.


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