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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
Address
145 S Green Bay Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Telephone
(847) 234-2350
Website

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$32,840
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Lake Forest Country Day School

Located on more than thirty acres of property, LFCDS offers programming for students aged two through grade 8 and provides a rich and diverse educational experience grounded in rigorous academics, arts, athletics, and social-emotional learning. Drawing from more than 35 local communities, students across all grade levels have access to engaging learning spaces that include expansive Outdoor Classrooms, a 2800-square-foot Innovation Center, a newly renovated gymnasium, and a Performing Arts Center which is currently undergoing an exciting transformation.

School Details

Grades
PK, K-8
Students
405
Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
55
Part-Time Teachers
8

Students

Students
405
Gender
  • Female
    51%
  • Male
    49%
Student Diversity
  • White
    65.2%
  • Multiracial
    14.3%
  • International
    11.6%
  • Asian
    3.7%
  • Hispanic
    3%
  • African American
    2.2%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%

Preschool

Annual Cost
$7,200
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
2
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
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Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
  • Offers Part Week
  • Offers Full Day
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes
    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      B-
    Area Feel
    Sparse Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $169,122
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,815
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $855,500
    National
    $184,700

    Lake Forest Country Day School Reviews

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    I love LFCDS because it is such an inspiring place to teach and learn. Every day, my colleagues find innovative ways to engage students in asking the big, important questions about our world. I see students working in teams, using design thinking to create projects that address authentic problems, and I see them working as individuals to hone original ideas and find their own voice. The students at LFCDS are developing the skills they need to navigate the social complexities of growing up in our digital age and approach sophisticated academic challenges with poise and confidence. It is thrilling to teach in an environment in which character really counts and, to a person, everyone demonstrates an unparalleled commitment to the social-emotional and intellectual growth of our young people. This is an amazing place!
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    Each day I come to teach at LFCDS, I feel so grateful to be a member of this community. Our school is committed to helping the individual child thrive through research-based curricular studies, support for the social-emotional development of each student, and providing space for innovative learning and exploring each and every day. Every stakeholder in our family school works together to provide a holistic education for our students, all who enter our front doors can feel the love of learning in every area of our building. I am supported professionally and have had many opportunities for professional development which continues to motivate me in my classroom teaching. This is an incredible place to be!
    My children have thrived at LFCDS and continue to grow under the care and guidance of exceptional faculty and staff. Since joining the School, it has been incredible to see the ways my children have grown as inquisitive students - they have developed a curiosity for the world around them and a deep passion for learning. Likewise, the amount of time and attention the teachers give to helping my children gain emotional intelligence skills is invaluable and will continue to serve them for the rest of their lives. Our family is fortunate to have found a school with a strong sense of community that works together to provide amazing opportunities for the children. My children are known and loved and their teachers are keenly aware of their interests, strengths, challenges, and academic needs. As a faculty member myself, I can say with confidence that my children are truly receiving a world-class education and having fun while they do it!