East Lake Academy

13911 W. Laurel Drive,
Lake Forest, IL, 60045
     Tel: (847)247-0035
Grades: PK - 8 | 129 students
East Lake Academy offers an accelerated academic curriculum one full grade ahead of other area curricula and infused with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Faith.
Beginning in Pre-school, East Lake solidifies a foundation of fundamental reading, writing and math skills which is the most crucial aspect of academic development.
The second year of Pre-school is a kindergarten curriculum where students begin reading at age 4 with a proven phonics program.
The teaching staff's mission is to bring out the best gifts in every student thus encouraging them to work at their greatest, age appropriate potential.
East Lake Academy strives to build the complete person in its students – developing their full potential by teaching the mind, educating the heart and forming the will.
We aim to serve the new evangelization by promoting in our students a strong balance of academic excellence, spiritual growth and personal development – thus creating future leaders for the Church and society.
The best way to see the difference is to visit for a tour and witness the students and faculty in action!

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other religious school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 2001

Student Body

Total Students 129 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 33%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
Average Class Size 12 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 91
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 15 / Jun. 30 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $7,695
Tuition Notes Please visit our website under the Admissions tab for our Pre-Kindergarten tuition and options.
Acceptance Rate 65%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mrs. Elizabeth Simutis


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Track and FieldBasketballCross Country,
Track and Field


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Apostolic Club, Boy's Club, Classical Piano, Debate Club, ENCOUNTER for Men, ENDOW for Women, Engineering for Kids, Girl's Club, Holy Week Missions, Jr. Great Books Club, Knights of the Altar, Math Club, Mission Trips Apostolic Club, Boy's Club, Debate Club, Girl's Club, Math Club, Mission Trips, Classical Piano,
ENDOW for Women,
Engineering for Kids,
Holy Week Missions,
Jr. Great Books Club,
Knights of the Altar,

School Notes:

  • East Lake Academy is a private, independent Roman Catholic school in Lake Forest, Illinois that has canonical approval, support and encouragement of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Our educational program consists of three essential elements: teaching, educating and forming.
  • To teach means to provide the student with the intellectual capabilities, content and skills needed to respond to the demands of today's society.
  • To educate means to train the student in the habit of intellectual rigor, structured reasoning, and in the appreciation of beauty; it means to cultivate sensitivity, memory, imagination; and finally, to develop the art of communication and the ability to express oneself clearly and elegantly.
  • To form is to lead the student to become a person for others, with an upright ethical code, sensitivity toward the needs of others - especially the most disadvantaged - and openness to human and spiritual values. In this way students are prepared not just for professional success, but also for their self-realization as persons and authentic Christians in the various facets of their personal and professional lives.

Profile last updated: 09/24/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Lake Forest Academy (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montessori School Of Lake Forest (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori School Of Lake Forest (0.1 miles away)
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