Lake Forest Academy

  • 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.

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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)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students433 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
48%
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeLake Forest Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers91 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses21 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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 score1290
Average ACT score27
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31
Yearly Tuition Cost$38,000
Tuition NotesThe 2014-2015 school year tuition for day students is $38,000 and the tuition for boarding students is $51,400.
Admissions DirectorCarolyn Gorowski

Sports

Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsBaseball, 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,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
VolleyballWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.46 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
(Dis) Abilities Awareness, Amnesty International, Archive Club, Art Empowerment for Life, Black Student Union, Caxy Key, Caxy Service Board, Christian Fellowship for Caxys, Confucius Club, CROP Walk, 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, school newspaper, Science Olympiad, Science on the Fly, Secular Humanism Association, Star Gazers, Students for Christ, Technology Ambassadors, The Spectator, UNIDOS

Arts and Music Programs:
Co-Ax, VOX

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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Winnetka
    Grades: PK-12 | 545 students
    12.6 miles
    310 Green Bay Rd
    Winnetka, IL 60093
    (847)446-0674
    12.6 PK-12
    545
  • Lake Forest
    Woodlands Academy Of The Sacred Heart
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 145 students
    2.9 miles
    760 E Westleigh Rd
    Lake Forest, IL 60045
    (847)234-4300
    2.9 9-12
    145
  • Lake Forest
    Fusion Academy Lake Forest
    Alternative School
    Grades: 6-12
    1.2 miles
    840 S. Waukegan Road, Suite 224
    Lake Forest, IL 60045
    (847)295-4039
    1.2 6-12
    n/a
  • Belleville
    Grades: 9-12 | 370 students
    279.1 miles
    5401 W Main St
    Belleville, IL 62226
    (618)235-1100
    279.1 9-12
    370
  • Bloomingdale
    St. Isidore School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-9 | 314 students
    24 miles
    431 W Army Trail Rd
    Bloomingdale, IL 60108
    (630)529-9323
    24 K-9
    314

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