LFA Summer Program

Tuition & Fees

Tuition, Room & Board:  $7,595
Insurance:     $260
Textbooks:     $160
Linen:       $60
Airport Pick-Up/Drop-Off:    $300

TOTAL:  $8,375

LFA's summer program is for secondary school students aged 13 to 18. First established in 1979, the program will celebrate its 41st year in 2020.

We offer a special short and intensive summer studies program for five weeks. This year's camp will begin on July 13, 2020 and end on August 14, 2020. The format will be virtual this year due to current circumstances.

Normally, when the camp is held on campus, classes are held for 4½ hours a day, four days a week, with an all school educational trip each Friday for our B-2 Visitor Visa and Visa Waiver Students, and for 4½ hours a day, five days a week for students who have have been accepted by LFA for the full year academic school year. There is study hall in the evening, and a variety of activities and trips after school and on the weekends.

Students live in air-conditioned dormitories on the LFA campus.


Summer Program Video

How the Summer Program Works

Each student is given an entry exam at the beginning of the session to determine class placement.

The student is then enrolled in courses in Grammar, Reading & Writing, and Speaking & Listening. There are five levels in the program, from Beginner to Advanced. Classes in Math and Fine Arts are also offered.

Grades, as well as a written progress report, will be provided to the students, parents, and guardians at the end of the session.

Forms and Brochures

Summer Program Brochure

2020 Summer Program Flyer

2020 Summer Program Online Application Form

2020 Summer Program Tuition Form

2020 Summer Program PDF Application Form

2020 Registration & Health Forms
These forms must be completed and submitted before July 1, 2020.

2020 Summer Program Daily Schedule
Here is an overview of a typical week during the Summer Program.

Sample Summer ESL Activities Calendar
This is the activities calendar for the Summer Program 2019.


Why LFA?

Lake Forest Academy is located on a beautiful 150 acre campus of fields, woods, and lakes, thirty miles north of Chicago and only 20 miles from O'Hare International Airport.

LFA offers an exceptional, academically-oriented ESL program for boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 18. Students have a full day of classes and then activities and trips every afternoon and on the weekends.

LFA has a gymnasium, fitness center, indoor pool,indoor ice rink, outdoor basketball court, outdoor tennis courts, baseball fields, soccer fields, and much more. Summer is a wonderful time to enjoy Lake Forest and all that the Chicago area has to offer.

ESL students sitting along a row of desks.

Summer Program Contacts

Paul Dunlop

Dean of Summer Session

Constance McCabe

English as a Second Language Department Chair