Student Leadership

Lake Forest Academy is the oldest educational institution on Chicago’s North Shore. A merger of Ferry Hall and Lake Forest Academy in 1974 brought together two student bodies—an Academy for boys and a School for girls—that fully embraced Lake Forest Academy’s coeducational mission. This distinct history includes a robust student leadership element that has grown from both the Academy and School histories and provides our students with a wealth of meaningful leadership opportunities. Given the role that student leaders have within our community, any student listed for Warning or Probation as a result of citizenship issues should expect to have to petition the Dean of Students Office in order to participate in the leadership selection process.


Prefects are conscientious and dedicated students who serve the school community and advance the school’s mission. The Prefects work closely with students and faculty to ensure the proper ordering of school life and oversee student leadership at the Academy. Proctors, club leaders, and class presidents will periodically report to the Prefects on the state of their clubs, dorms, activities, and classes respectfully. The Prefects also act as a resource to the school community and provide information and education on current issues of importance. They assist with the opening and closing of school, New Family Day, Healthy Choices Day, Multicultural Celebration Day, and others. As part of the opening of school, Prefects will help coordinate and organize new student activities during orientation and during the fall semester through the Peer Mentor Program. 

Head Prefects

Salajan English ’24 & Kate Graham ’24


Noah Cedergren ’24
Theresa Fu ’24
Tanya Ganesh ’24
Henry Gold ’24
Teagan Hubbard ’24

Evelyn King ’24
Daniya Nussipbek ’24
Advika Rangan ’24
Gabi Stewart ’24
Steven Zhang ’24


Leadership in the dormitories rests with Lake Forest Academy’s Proctors. Proctors are boarding seniors who serve the school by helping their fellow boarding students manage safe, successful, and happy lives in the dormitories by providing leadership and guidance. Proctors assist dorm faculty in all aspects of residential life and oversee their respective Dorm Councils.

Dorm Council

Dorm Councils are responsible for the planning and execution of activities in their dorms. Students of all grades may nominate themselves for their Dorm Council. All students are elected by the members of their dorms in the fall. Dorm Council members are expected to be involved and enthusiastic, to maintain an active presence in the dorm during the week and on weekends, and to uphold Lake Forest Academy’s standards of citizenship and responsibility.

2023-24 Proctors

Atlass Hall

Krish Desai ’24
Jose Onofre ’24
Nicholas Tsui ’24
Andrew Wong ’24
Jonathan Xiao ’24
Steven Zhang ’24

Marshall Field House

Lily Botero ’25
Choe Doan ’24
Nalani Hill ’24
Terryn Wilson ’25
Daisy Zhang ’24

Ferry Hall

Sidney Do ’24
Daniya Nussipbek ’24
Xitlali Ocote ’25

McIntosh Cottage

Gahhee Chae ’24
Bao Le ’25

Warner House

Henry Gold ’24
John Greer ’24
David Keene ’24
Jim Nguyen ’24
Mark Rios ’24

Student Council

A President and three Representatives from each class are elected by their peers during the spring term, except the freshman class, whose elections take place early in the new fall term. Prior to these elections, an All-School President is elected. The All-School President presides over the Student Council. The Student Council provides a forum to discuss ways of improving the school community, to plan social events, and to organize fundraising activities.

2023-24 All-School President and Student Council

All School President

Jerry Ren ’24

Class of 2024 Student Council

Yaseen Primus ’24 - President
Jeevan Bhatia ’24 - Class Representative
Colin Gupta ’24 - Class Representative
Nalani Hill ’24 - Class Representative

Class of 2025 Student Council

Enos Zaah ’25 - President
Santi Delgado ’25 - Class Representative
Madison Rosen ’25 - Class Representative
Mimi Sexton ’25 - Class Representative

Please note that elections for 9th and 10th grade class presidents and class representatives will take place in the fall.

Discipline Committee Representatives

During the spring term, the Dean of Students and current Student Chair of the Discipline Committee nominate one student to act as Student Chair for the following year. The nominee is then confirmed by the Prefects and Head of School. The Student Chair oversees the student membership of the Discipline Committee and runs the Committee hearings. After the opening of the new academic year, any combination of three juniors or seniors is named to the Committee. These students are selected by the Prefects and Student Chair on the basis of faculty nominations and subsequent interviews. The Prefects serve as alternates to the Discipline Committee.

2023-24 DC Student Chair

Henry Gold ’24