LFA Summer Program

Our program is for secondary school students ages 13-18. First established in 1979, the program celebrates its 39th year in 2018.

We offer a special short and intensive summer studies program for five weeks in the summer beginning July 16 and ending August 17, 2018.

Classes are held for 4½ hours a day, four days a week, with an all school educational trip each Friday for our B-2 Visitor Visa and Visa Waiver Students, and for 4½ hours a day, five days a week for students who have have been accepted by LFA for the full year academic school year. There is study hall in the evening, and a variety of activities and trips after school and on the weekends.

Students live in air-conditioned dormitories on the LFA campus.

Summer Program Video


How the Summer Program Works

Each student is given an entry exam at the beginning of the session to determine class placement.

The student is then enrolled in courses in Grammar, Reading & Writing, and Speaking & Listening. There are five levels in the program, from Beginner to Advanced. Classes in Math and Fine Arts are also offered.

Grades, as well as a written progress report, will be provided to the students, parents, and guardians at the end of the session.

Why LFA?

Lake Forest Academy is located on a beautiful 150 acre campus of fields, woods, and lakes, thirty miles north of Chicago and only 20 miles from O'Hare International Airport.

LFA offers an exceptional, academically-oriented ESL program for boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 18. Students have a full day of classes and then activities and trips every afternoon and on the weekends.

LFA has a gymnasium, fitness center, indoor pool,indoor ice rink, outdoor basketball court, outdoor tennis courts, baseball fields, soccer fields, and much more. Summer is a wonderful time to enjoy Lake Forest and all that the Chicago area has to offer.

Summer Program Contacts


Paul Dunlop
Dean of Summer Session
847-615-3239


Connie McCabe
ESL Department Chair

Forms and Brochures

Credit Card Authorization Form
Please fill out this form to use your credit card to pay the application fee or tuition for the Summer Program.

2018 Summer Program Brochure

2018 Summer Program Flyer

2018 Summer Program Tuition Form

2018 Summer Program Online Application Form

2018 Summer Program PDF Application Form

2018 Registration & Health Forms
These forms must be completed and submitted before July 1, 2018.

2018 Summer Program Daily Schedule

Here is an overview of a typical week during the Summer Program.

2018 Summer ESL Activities Calendar
This is the activities calendar for the Summer Program 2018.

Contact Us

1500 West Kennedy Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 615-3210

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