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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    B+
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
$45,950
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)
$61,500
Received Financial Aid
32%
Average Financial Aid
$45,100
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.

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
1380
72 responses
Average ACT
30
119 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • All School Handshake and Move-Up Day!
    50%
  • Senior Lock In
    21%
  • Halloween Dance Party
    7%
  • None lol
    7%
  • Prom
    7%
  • Winter formal
    7%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    48%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    Canada, China, Mexico
    International Boarding Students
    27%

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    430
    86%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
    86%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
    86%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
    Poll
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
    Poll
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A-
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Average
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Average
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses

    Lake Forest Academy Reviews

    41 reviews
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    My time at LFA has been the best 3 years of my life. I got to learn from very enthusiastic teachers both inside and outside the classroom as well as from my diverse and open friend group. I was encouraged to experience things I have never tried before and ended up loving them, such as stage crew (Yes, Koenig!) and entrepreneurship (Go Matt!). I am very glad to have called LFA home. It had shaped me into a better person, a more curious scholar, and it also allowed me to influence it, and make it a better place. I just hope the school spirit to be less of a stress culture, and instead be a dynamic and fun community.
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    Wonderful faculty with a diverse and inclusive student-body. There is the opportunity to participate in all activities, whether it be sports, the arts, or clubs. Students are encouraged to be active in all parts of school-life and teachers are supportive of all endeavors.
    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.