About Us

LFCDS at a Glance

 LFCDS is like another home. Students feel safe, known, and loved. -- Current LFCDS Parent

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  • Outstanding, Experienced Faculty & Staff

    More than 70% of LFCDS teachers hold graduate degrees.

    Average length of faculty tenure at the school is 18 years.

    Faculty are frequently recognized with awards from professional associations.
  • Small Classes & Student-Teacher Ratio

    1:7 overall teacher-student ratio

    Average class size ranging from 12 to 18 students

    Enrollment in 2021-2022: 417
  • Academically Challenging, Research-Based, Integrated Curriculum

    Scope and sequence is carefully planned so that unifying concepts, habits of mind, and academic skills are reinforced multiple times with increasing depth and complexity as students move from age 2 to Grade 8.
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  • Diverse Student Population

    LFCDS students come from 35 different communities including: Arlington Heights, Bannockburn, Buffalo Grove, Chicago, Deerfield, Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Grayslake, Great Lakes, Hawthorn Woods, Highland Park, Highwood, Kenosha (WI), Kenilworth, Kildeer, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Lake Villa, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Long Grove, Mount Prospect, Mundelein, Northbrook, Northfield, Park Ridge, Pleasant Prairie (WI), Riverwoods, Round Lake Beach, Skokie, Vernon Hills, Wadsworth, Waukegan, and Winnetka. 

    Limited transportation service is available.
  • State-of-the-Art School Building on 33 Acres in Quiet Residential Neighborhood

    The school building reflects the importance of community-building in our culture. The commons area, located in a sunlit atrium, serves as the "heart of the school." Lower and Upper School community meetings are held here weekly. The Parent Association Office is just off the commons area, making it a convenient spot for families to connect with one another.
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  • Differentiated Instruction & Attention to Individual Needs

    Knowing the students we teach - individually, culturally, and developmentally - is of utmost importance to us as educators.

    Teachers focus on each individual student's learning style and make adjustments as needed to provide support or additional challenge.
  • Wrap-around Programming for Extended Care

    Before school drop off

    Lunch and afternoon enrichment (until school day ends) for preschool and JK students

    After-school care for preschool through Grade 4

    "Prime Time" after-school enrichment short-term classes for preschool through Grade 6
  • Advanced Educational Technology Program

    LFCDS is committed to integrating educational technology in ways that transform teaching and learning and allow for interactive, multimedia learning.

    The School's advanced technology platform and digital citizenship practices place it in the top 10% of elementary schools nationwide.

    Students have access to productivity tools ranging from iPads to Tablet PCs and receive instruction in the safe, ethical, educationally appropriate use of computers.
  • School Contact Information

    School Address
    145 South Green Bay Road
    Lake Forest, IL 60045

    Main Office Phone Number
    (847) 234-2350

    Admissions Office Phone Number
    (847) 615-6151

    FAX Number
    (847) 234-2352
A co-educational independent private school for students age 2 through Grade 8.
Graduating students of strong character with a passion for learning since 1888.
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