Shadow Days

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Can you envision yourself as part of the LFA community? Attend a shadow day and see what makes LFA so special! LFA's shadow program runs from October until late January for eighth grade students with a submitted application to the Lake Forest Academy.

The best way to see if LFA will be a good fit is to attend a Shadow Day! Eighth graders have the opportunity to shadow a student at LFA from October until late January.

Shadow Day participants are paired with a current student, attend classes, eat lunch in our dining hall, and meet students and faculty in the LFA community. Interviews can also be scheduled during the Shadow Day. Typically, Shadow Days begin at 8 a.m. and end between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. An application must be submitted before attending a Shadow Day.

Registration for Shadow Days is available through the online portal.

If the applicant has not created a portal login yet, they must fill out the Pre-Application form first.