Welcome from the Head of School

Welcome to Lake Forest Academy!

LFA is a boarding school with a long and rich tradition. Founded in 1857, small classes, active and varied learning experiences, and a close-knit advisory system are all important parts of our history.

LFA prides itself on having both a Midwestern heart and a global mind as we bring together boarding and day students from all over Illinois, the US, and the world. We provide a rigorous education that extends beyond the classroom curriculum. Our teachers live on campus and work with students in an educational program that continues well after the school day ends.

LFA provides each student with an enriching curriculum notable for its depth and breadth. Students also take part in athletics, the performing arts, service-learning, and clubs. Through this broad range of experiences, LFA students gain the confidence, self-reliance, and compassion that enable them to be thoughtful members of any community.

I hope that you find the LFA website helpful on its own, but I also encourage you to contact members of the community directly for further information.

John A. Strudwick, Ph.D.
Head of School

Board of Trustees

Dr. Makola M. Abdullah ’86, Vice Chair

Mr. Todd E. Altounian ’86
Mr. Bruce W. Anderson ’70
Mrs. Sylvia Barros ’90
Mrs. Molly Pearson Campbell ’04
Mr. Patrick J. Carroll II ’87
Mr. Charles T. Cooper ’96, Treasurer
Mr. J. Patrick Corsiglia
Mr. Jim C. Cowart ’69
Ms. Ann Danner
Ms. Jessica P. Douglas ’96
Mr. Christopher E. Freeburg ’90
Mr. Gregory P. Glass
Mr. Haji L. Glover ’92
Mr. Duane Jackson ’01
Mr. Ned Jessen
Mr. Gregory K. Jones
Mr. Scott W. Kaeser ’96

Mr. Thomas B. Kelley ’65
Mr. Erik S. Kimble ’85
Mr. Rumi Kuli ’93
Mr. Ben Malek ’91
Mr. William F. Markey
Mr. John S. Marlatt ’65, Board Chair
Mr. Scott Meloun ’77
Ms. Bethann Moritz (Filip)
Mr. O. Keith Owen III ’64
Ms. Katherine Gray Pollock ’70
Ms. Tatyana I. Pramatarova ’05
Mrs. Judith Reid-Anderson
Ms. Emily Sammon ’91
Ms. Ramona Sequeira (Shaw)
Mr. Amish S. Shah ’92
Mrs. Marianne Silver, Member at Large
Mr. Mark S. Stevens
Mr. Richard L. Zhao ’04, Secretary


Lake Forest Academy is governed by a board of trustees and accredited by the Independent School Association of the Central States, the National Association of Independent Schools, and the State of Illinois.

Head of School Office Contacts

John Strudwick
Head of School, History and Social Science Faculty

Bill Dolbee
Associate Head of School, History and Social Science Faculty, Ned and Lynn Jessen Chair in the Humanities

Chris Tennyson
Assistant Head of School, Dean of Students & Academic Affairs, Mathematics Faculty

Sarah Hill
Executive Assistant to the Head of School and Board of Trustees

Contact Us

1500 West Kennedy Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 615-3210

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