Lake Forest Academy

1500 W Kennedy Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045-0600
     Tel: (847)615-3248
Grades: 9 - 12 | 441 students
Lake Forest Academy, founded in 1857, is an independent, coeducational, boarding/day, college preparatory school, grades nine through twelve.
Lake Forest Academy strives to embody in its practices and to cultivate in its students excellence of character, scholarship, citizenship, and responsibility.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12

Student Body

Total Students 441 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 51%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Lake Forest Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 62 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 21 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language & Culture, AP Computer Science, AP Economics, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP French Language & Culture, AP Latin Language & Culture, AP Music Theory, AP Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language & Culture, AP Spanish Literature & Culture, AP Statistics, AP United States History, AP World History  
Average SAT score 1809
Average ACT score 27
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 31
Yearly Tuition Cost $38,000
Tuition Notes The 2014-2015 school year tuition for day students is $38,000 and the tuition for boarding students is $51,400.
Admissions Director Carolyn Gorowski


Total Sports Offered 18 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 45 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. (Dis) Abilities Awareness, Amnesty International, Archive Club, Art Empowerment for Life, Black Student Union, CROP Walk, Caxy Key, Caxy Service Board, Christian Fellowship for Caxys, Co-Ax, Confucius Club, Cultural Diversity, Debate, Deli Spice, Digitally Drawing, Doodles of Care, Food Bank, Future Business Leaders of America, Gay-Straight-Alliance (GSA), Global Affairs Club, Great Reads, Harlow Society, Indian Club, International Cuisine Club, Investment Club, Jewish Student Union (JSU), Knitting Club, Literacy Corps, Literary Magazine, Math Team, Model UN, Muslim Student Association (MSA), Nanoworld, PADS, Photography, Robotics Team, Science Olympiad, Science on the Fly, Secular Humanism Association, Star Gazers, Students for Christ, Technology Ambassadors, The Spectator, school newspaper, UNIDOS, VOX Archive Club, CROP Walk, Caxy Key, Co-Ax, Confucius Club, Debate, Deli Spice, Food Bank, Great Reads, Harlow Society, Indian Club, Knitting Club, Literacy Corps, Math Team, Model UN, Nanoworld, PADS, Photography, Robotics Team, Star Gazers, UNIDOS, VOX, (Dis) Abilities Awareness,
Amnesty International,
Art Empowerment for Life,
Black Student Union,
Caxy Service Board,
Christian Fellowship for Caxys,
Cultural Diversity,
Digitally Drawing,
Doodles of Care,
Future Business Leaders of America,
Gay-Straight-Alliance (GSA),
Global Affairs Club,
International Cuisine Club,
Investment Club,
Jewish Student Union (JSU),
Literary Magazine,
Muslim Student Association (MSA),
Science Olympiad,
Science on the Fly,
Secular Humanism Association,
Students for Christ,
Technology Ambassadors,
The Spectator, school newspaper,

School Notes:

Lake Forest Academy, founded in 1857, is a product of a boys' school and girls' school, Ferry Hall. We admit both day and boarding school students who are enthusiastic learners and ready for different experiences. We have students of various backgrounds from all over the world and we provide educational experiences that extend beyond the classroom. Most of our teachers live on campus and embrace the opportunity to work with students in varied settings.


Profile last updated: 01/16/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Woodlands Academy Of The Sacred Heart (2.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Dearhaven Childcare & Learning Center (1.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori School Of Lake Forest (2.3 miles away)
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