Facts & Figures

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Lake Forest Academy was founded in 1857, and Ferry Hall in 1869. LFA merged with Ferry Hall in 1974 and has been co-educational ever since.

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LFA is a co-educational college preparatory boarding and day school.

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Our Campus

  LFA is situated on a wooded 150 acre campus, and is made up of 30+ buildings, including dormitories and athletics facilities.

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Lake Forest Academy is located 30 miles from Chicago, and 21 miles away from O'hare International Airport.


Students from 16 states

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41 countries and territories

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Our Students

Approximately 445 students attend LFA each year.

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Boarding & Day

Half of the LFA student body lives on campus.

Boarding students: 50%
Day students: 50%

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International & Multicultural

Students come from near and far to pursue academic programs that go beyond the regular classroom.

International students: 27%
Domestic students of color: 37%

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  100% of LFA students attend college after graduation.

Daily Life

Average Class

Classes are small, so students can connect, learn, discuss and question during class.

Average class size: 12 students

Students & Faculty

7:1 student to faculty ratio.

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Faculty Factoids

 71%: Advanced degrees
 44%: +10 years at LFA
 73%: Live on campus


  24 Advanced placement classes.



Tuition for 2023-24: Day $50,675, Boarding $69,575

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  133 students (30%) receive financial aid.


Over $6.2 million awarded in financial aid annually.


Approximately $62.2 million endowment.