Welcome to LFA!

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Explore the Caxy Life

Lake Forest Academy invites you to learn more about the Caxy Life, which embodies everything it means to be a part of our dynamic and caring community. A Caxy is an active member on our campus who is proud to call Lake Forest Academy home! Our comprehensive curriculum, dedicated faculty, and picturesque campus allow students to build lifelong friendships, participate in a spirited community, and develop leadership skills. At LFA, students are encouraged to try something new while fostering their passions. Faculty members support students in the classroom, on the sports field, through extracurricular activities, and in the dorms. Day students and boarders alike spend time together on campus and around the Chicagoland area. Community isn’t just a concept; it’s at the heart of LFA’s philosophy.

We are glad that you are considering joining us and the Academy’s Admission Office is here to help! Though we are currently unable to host prospective students on our campus at this time, we offer a variety of virtual options for you to get to know us. Check out our campus tour and student and faculty profiles, and members of our admissions team can speak to you via video chat. 

Please complete our inquiry form for the most up-to-date information concerning when our campus will re-open to guests or to connect with us. For general questions about the application process or the Academy, please call the Admission Office at 847-615-3267 or email

Thank you for your interest in Lake Forest Academy and in becoming a Caxy. We look forward to working with you throughout your journey!