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Lake Forest Academy
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  • Private, Boarding
  • LAKE FOREST, IL

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

LFA re-opened its campus for in-person classes this past August. Updates regarding LFA's COVID-19 plans are on the lfanet.org/COVID-19 webpage. The Academy's admissions team is currently conducting various virtual sessions for prospective families to learn more about our programs. Please visit our website for dates and registration! Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade A minus

About

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
No data available  
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, 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
34%
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.

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Lake Forest Academy Rankings

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

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1380
101 responses
Average ACT
30
138 responses

Entrepreneurship at LFA: Paving One's Own Road

Students in the entrepreneurship class learn concepts of business and entrepreneurship with particular attention to economic theory. Students develop their own business models for franchise restaurants, a minor league sports franchise, a small business, and more! Guest speakers representing all industries from LFA's network of over 6000 alumni visit the class for networking opportunities.

Culture & Safety

Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 15 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
  • All School Handshake and Move-Up Day!
    41%
  • Senior Lock In
    16%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Winter formal
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Halloween Dance Party
    5%
  • None lol
    3%

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Boarding

Students Boarding
49%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
Canada, China, Mexico
International Boarding Students
25%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
437
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 18 responses
Poll
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 18 responses
Poll
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 18 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade 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. 14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 14 responses

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