Lake Forest Academy is committed to building and sustaining an inclusive school community that acknowledges, respects, and values the varied lived experiences of the community members. We strive to ensure that ideas and behaviors which oppress others are challenged and addressed through an educational process. Our perspectives are informed by our differences that include but are not limited to, gender, race and ethnicity, nationality, socio-economic status, physical ability, religion, sexual orientation, as well as a variety of physical, intellectual, and spiritual qualities that make us all unique individuals.
For Lake Forest Academy to maximize every student’s, employee’s, alumnus’, and family’s opportunity for growth, development, and lifelong success, we encourage true encounters among the varied groups that contribute to the cultural mosaic that makes up our institution. To inform the community about the positive benefits of a multicultural, inclusive educational program, we have programs that facilitate a true understanding of what it means to live and participate in the global world.
Lake Forest Academy celebrates differences in cultures and identities as a strength that adds value to the LFA experience. The school seeks to create dialogues and cultivate awareness of the enriching aspects of cultural diversity, to foster respect for the integrity of the life experiences of others, and to develop an understanding of the multiple vocabularies with which we interpret our lives.
The Office of Equity Pluralism Inclusion & Community provides the support and programming needed to make Lake Forest Academy a welcoming and safe place for all students who choose to come here.
Lusanda Mayikana, Ph.D.
Dean of Equity Pluralism Inclusion & Community