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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
$31,500
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
410
Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
55
Part-Time Teachers
8

Students

Students
410
Gender
  • Female
    52%
  • Male
    48%
Student Diversity
Data Not Available
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
Suburban
Median Household Income
$162,117
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,757
National
$949
Median Home Value
$831,800
National
$184,700

Lake Forest Country Day School Reviews

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After looking at numerous public and private schools both in the City and in the Suburbs my husband and I immediately felt a connection to Lake Forest Country Day School. We were particularly impressed with the dedicated teachers and administration. Their hard work really shows in the quality of students they graduate. LFCDS truly appreciates and understands the uniqueness of each student and their family. Being entrepreneurs ourselves, my husband and I were (and continue to be) amazed at the curriculum....a perfect mix of innovation and traditional elements. The school inspires lifelong learners. Our only wish is that we could have gone to LFCDS!
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My husband I moved our two young children to Lake Forest because of its reputation for excellent public schools. But when it came time to enroll our oldest, LFCDS was the obvious choice. Academics were clearly prioritized, and we felt assured that our children's individual needs would be addressed. More striking was the strong sense of community. This was evidenced by the faculty who clearly knew and appreciated every child, not just in a given classroom, but in the whole school. Parents were enthusiastically involved in school activities. Since joining LFCDS six years ago, we have only seen it get better. The new Innovation Lab, the renovated gym, and the renovated Performing Arts Center have made it a top tier educational center.
I’d like to share my experience as a new parent at LFCDS with a 4th grader. The community and staff welcomed my daughter with open arms before the school year began. LFCDS has a rigorous academic program. LFCDS has turned around my daughter’s educational experience from unethusiastic and frustrated to thriving and straight A’s. They know my child academically better than I do and use that to inspire her growth intellectually, socially and emotionally. The teachers here are unparalleled and truly care about the children. I come from Chicago and it is well worth the trip.