Lake Forest Academy

Lake Forest, Illinois, USA

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  • ESL Offered


  • AP Courses


  • Lake Forest, Illinois, USA.
  • Nearest International Airport: ORD

Why students ♥ Lake Forest Academy

The school provides an intimate and challenging educational environment through small classes and personalized contact between teachers and students. Lake Forest prepares students with the skills necessary to succeed in the global community. Students can participate in athletics, clubs, arts, and leadership opportunities encouraging the development of character and citizenship. During the weekends, the school offers different activities, such as home sporting events; trips to downtown Chicago; cooking, van runs to local restaurants; movie theaters; etc. All of these characteristics make this one of the greatest high schools in the USA.


AP Courses
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Language
  • Computer Science AB
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Science
  • French Language
  • Latin: Vergil
  • Music Theory
  • Physics C
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature
  • Statistics
  • US History
  • World History

Support Programs

  • College Counseling
  • ESL: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Evening Study Assistance
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Study Skills Assistance
  • Subject Tutoring
  • Writing Center

Foreign Languages

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Latin
  • Chinese-Mandarin



Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross-Country Running, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling, Ultimate Frisbee, Weight Lifting, Yoga and Cycling.


Clubs & Organizations


Amnesty International, Astronomy Club, Community Service, Debate Club, Diversity Club, Dorm Proctors, Drama Club, Environmental Club, Foreign Language Clubs, Future Bus. Leaders of Am. International Clubs, Investment Club, Jewish Student Org, Literary Magazine, Math Club, Model UN, Newspaper, Peer Counseling, Peer Tutoring, Photography, Sailing Club, Science Bowl, Sexualities Club, Student Activities, Student Government, Student Publications, Theater, Weightlifting, Yearbook, Yoga, Robotics.


College Acceptance


Boston University, Carnegie Mellon University, Colorado College, Cornell University, Emory University, Furman University, The George Washington University, Indiana University at Bloomington, New York University, Northwestern University, Tufts University, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, Washington University in St. Louis.

Housing and Dorms

The school offers on campus housing in a welcoming environment. Teachers and their families also live on campus providing 24h care for the students. There are 5 dorms, with 3 dorms for girls, and the other 2 for boys. The average students per dorm are 48. The dorm amenities are: Laundry Facilities, Lounge, Wireless Internet, and Vending Machines. Each dorm is staffed by a team of resident faculty members, with many of them living in apartments attached to the dormitories.

Host family

All host families are located within less than 1 hour from school campus.