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Lake Forest Country Day School

Lake Forest Country Day School is a coeducational private school for students in grades Pre-K through 8.

Institution Type: Private


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Lake Forest Country Day School delivers a diverse and rich educational experience grounded in academics, arts, and athletics to two-year-old through eighth-grade students. The LFCDS Experience is specifically designed to inspire and challenge individual students at the top of their abilities, according to their needs. Students from over 30 communities thrive in a state-of-the art, hands-on learning environment that encourages self-expression and confidence through inspired teaching, academic rigor, individualized attention, and responsible citizenship. Two important beliefs are at the heart of our teaching philosophy: social and emotional development is inextricably linked with academic achievement; and experiential learning creates a foundation for deeper understanding. Highlighted by a better than 7:1 student/faculty ratio, an LFCDS education sets the stage for a bright future in secondary school and beyond, with twenty percent of LFCDS graduates attending colleges and universities ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News and World Report. Please visit or call the Admission Office at 847-615-6151 for more information.


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Mission Statement

Inspired teaching, academic rigor, attention to individual needs, a commitment to responsible citizenship—these principles infuse every aspect of life at Lake Forest Country Day School and define our dedication to producing students of strong character with a passion for learning.


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Academic Calendar: Semester

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 396
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 78
Kindergarten 29
1 30
2 31
3 34
4 35
5 33
6 41
7 49
8 36

Lake Forest Country Day School's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Lake Forest Country Day School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 7 : 1
Gender 52% Male / 48% Female
Dress Code Uniform
Director of Early Childhood Center Sara Walsh
Head of Lower School Pete Moore
Head of Upper School Andy Sperling
Head of School Bob Whelan


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  • Lacrosse
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  • Volleyball
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  • Volleyball

Associations & Memberships

Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools

Independent Schools Association of the Central States

Institute for Independent Education

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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