Lake Forest Country Day School

145 S Green Bay Road,
Lake Forest, IL, 60045-0600
     Tel: (847)234-2350
Grades: PK - 8 | 315 students
At Lake Forest Country Day School, we are dedicated to providing the best possible educational environment for our students in preschool through eighth grade by remaining committed to our mission to build students of strong character with a passion for learning.
Our mission is "Inspired teaching, academic rigor, attention to individual needs, a commitment to responsible citizenship".
These principles infuse every aspect of life at Lake Forest Country Day School and define our dedication to producing students of strong character with a passion for learning.
Our teachers and parents work together in the belief that each person in our community is of unique and infinite value and that a rigorous academic program responsive to the interest and readiness of each student is the foundation for a lifetime of learning.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Institute for Independent Education
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1888

Student Body

Total Students 315 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 19%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Lake Forest Country Day School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 53 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 70%
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Lands End School Clothing Program)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes $3,850 to $21,940
% on Financial Aid 18%
Admissions Director Beth Black

Sports

Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Band, Chorus, Robotics, Yearbook Band, Chorus, Robotics, Yearbook, 

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Woodlands Academy Of The Sacred Heart (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is School Of St. Mary (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. James School (2.7 miles away)
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  • Lake ForestWoodlands Academy Of The Sacred Heart
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    760 E Westleigh Rd
    Lake ForestIL60045
    (847)234-4300
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    0.6 mi | 171 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • Lake ForestHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award School Of St. Mary
    Special Program Emphasis  (Roman Catholic)
    185 E Illinois Rd
    Lake ForestIL60045
    (847)234-0371
    Special Program Emphasis  (Roman Catholic)
    0.8 mi | 507 students | Gr. K-9                      
  • Lake ForestDearhaven Childcare & Learning Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    1100 N Westmoreland Rd
    Lake ForestIL60045
    (847)535-6175
    Daycare / Preschool
    1.9 mi | 20 students | Gr. K                      
  • Lake ForestLake Forest Academy
    1500 W Kennedy Rd
    Lake ForestIL60045
    (847)615-3248
    2.3 mi | 433 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • HighwoodSt. James School
      (Roman Catholic)
    140 North Ave
    HighwoodIL60040
    (847)432-2277
      (Roman Catholic)
    2.7 mi | 96 students | Gr. PK-8                      

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