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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    NG
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-
Address
1500 W. Kennedy Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Telephone
(847) 615-3284
Website

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$44,400
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$59,400
Received Financial Aid
33%
Average Financial Aid
$52,016
From Lake Forest Academy

Lake Forest Academy attracts students who seek rich and rewarding learning experiences and relationships.

LFA's culture of participation is evident in every aspect of our vibrant boarding environment. Both day and boarding students are given the chance to meet new challenges with openness and curiosity, and develop the confidence to stretch beyond their comfort zones.

Students who embrace this open-minded nature hold a lifelong passport to new ideas and opportunities.

LFA's transformative boarding experience is characterized by rigorous academics, a global outlook, and Midwestern values.

Lake Forest Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1370
57 responses
Average ACT
30
103 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • All School Handshake and Move-Up Day!
    54%
  • Senior Lock In
    23%
  • Halloween Dance Party
    8%
  • Prom
    8%
  • Winter formal
    8%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    48%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    Canada, China, Mexico
    International Boarding Students
    26%

    Students

    Diversity
    NG
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    434
    83%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses

    Lake Forest Academy Reviews

    38 reviews
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    Lake Forest Academy holds a largely diverse group of students. This diversity does not separate our students, but instead brings us together by learning about each other's cultural backgrounds. LFA offers a difficult rigor that challenges it students to show their absolute best work which prepares for them for college and their future careers.
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    There is no place like LFA to prepare your son or daughter for college and life. The enviornment, physical facilities and honor code has proven itself with my two children (and all of their friends) who have received and achieved all that they wished for in the college application process. They are prepared for higher education and life - thanks to LFA. Visit this campus if you are serious about the benefits of preparatory school.
    Students are given the freedom to pursue their academic interests, with independent studies, flexible curricula, etc. This teaches the students how to approach thinking, rather than what to think.