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What is a Caxy?

In the late 1800s LFA students started cheering from the crowd during sports events “coax, coax” – a tip of the hat to Aristophanes and one of his comedies The Frogs. Caxy is ancient Greek for “rrribbet.” It sounds weird, but trust us that you’ll love being a Caxy!!

Traditions and Strong Values

As a Caxy, you will be representing Lake Forest Academy, where character, history, scholarship, school spirit, citizenship and responsibility are promoted so you will have the necessary skills to face your future with strength and confidence.

When you are a Caxy, you can live on or off campus

As a boarding student you will live in one of the five single-sex dormitories on campus. Each dorm has resident faculty members either living within or assigned to a specific dorm.

If you are day student, chances are you will be spending most of your time on campus, so please know that you are encouraged to eat all three of your meals in the dining hall and take advantage of all our school sponsored weekend activities.

Student Handbook 2019-2020

Caxy mascot and cheerleaders at Alumni Weekend game.

Dean of Students Office Contacts

Christopher Tennyson

Christopher Tennyson

Assistant Head of School, Dean of Students & Academic Affairs, Mathematics Faculty
Jonathan Freeman

Jonathan Freeman

Assistant Dean of Students-Director of Residential Life, English Faculty
Katie Gilbertson

Katie Gilbertson

Learning Resources Specialist, Mathematics Faculty
Teresa Zaiff

Teresa Zaiff

Dean of Students Office Manager
 
Maura Johansson

Maura Johansson

Dean of Students Office Clerk
Sarah Collins

Sarah Collins

Director of Service Learning, School Counselor, Seminar Faculty
Jennifer Madeley

Jennifer Madeley

School Counselor, Seminar Department Chair, Seminar Faculty