Explore the Caxy Life

a collage of students in school life activities
a collage of students in school life activities
a collage of students in school life activities
a collage of students in school life activities

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! We offer a variety of virtual options for you to get to know us. Check out our campus tour and student and faculty profiles for a first look into our community.

Please complete our inquiry form to learn more about specific school offerings, to start the application process, and to connect with an admission counselor. 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!

Application and financial aid deadline:
January 15, 2024

Applications submitted after this date are evaluated on a rolling basis.

female students in a biology class activity
stack of newspapers with Campus News and LFA logo - original photo from AbsolutVision on
opening title of Global Generation film.