Lake Forest Academy

Lake Forest Academy at a Glance
Type: College Preparatory (Coeducational)
Support for ADHD: No
Year Founded: 1857 Teacher - Student Ratio: 1:7
Average Class Size: 12 Students on Financial Aid: 31%

Description: Lake Forest Academy has a rich history of providing excellent education to students with an emphasis on building character, love for knowledge, social and personal responsibility. Around 75% of the teachers of Lake Forest Academy lives on campus with the students. Teachers play a crucial role in the development of students and in creating a stimulating and family-like environment on campus.

The school averages around 12 students per classroom, which is small enough for teachers to provide individualized attention to each student. The students are exposed to a challenging academic achievement which includes a wide range of Advanced Placement courses and foreign language courses.

However, Lake Forest Academy is committed to educating the whole child and as such, provides more than just an exemplary academic program. Students also take part in community service, clubs and student organizations, athletics, and arts programs. The school aims to provide a wide range of experiences for students in an environment steeped in a culture of connectivity and a deep sense of community.

The school's college counseling program aims to prepare students not just for college but to join a global workforce in the future, which is why studying different cultures is also an important part of the school's curriculum. The mission of the school's counseling program is to provide students as well as their parents with all the necessary resources to search, apply for, and get accepted to the college or university of their choice.

Students of Lake Forest Academy can join several sports programs such as football, ice hockey, golf, softball, tennis, and many others. There are also several extracurricular organizations to join such as the Chinese Club, Chess Club, Forensics Club, Literary Magazine, and many more.

The school is accredited by The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).