Lake View Academy

716 W Addison St,
Chicago, IL, 60613-0606
Tel: (773)281-3065
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
Learning Programs Supported very small classes -lots / support
Year Founded 1972

Student Body

Total Students 19 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 90%
State avg.: 28%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
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 99%
Acceptance Rate 90%
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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Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Lycée Français de Chicago (The French International School) (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School (0.2 miles away)
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