Admission Process


The steps below outline the process for applying to Lake Forest Country Day School.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us at 847-615-6188.

List of 5 items.

  • 1. Attend an Open House and/orschedule a personal tour.

    To register for an Open House, please fill out our Open House registration form.
    To schedule a tour, please call the Enrollment Office at 847-615-6151.
  • 2. Submit an application for admission.

    Complete the Online Application along with the $100 application fee.
    • 3. With the application, submit the authorization form for LFCDS to request your child's school records.

      Download the Authorization Form. Signed forms should be returned to the Admission Office by e-mail ( or by fax at (847) 234-8725.
    • 4. Developmental Screening/Academic Testing

      Upon receipt of the application and records, your student will be scheduled for a developmental screening (For 1st STEP through Grade 1) or academic testing (Grades 2–8).
    • 5. After the screening or academic testing, your student will be scheduled for a classroom visit.

      Children who will be entering 1st STEP through Senior Kindergarten spend time in the age-appropriate classroom. Students entering Grade 1 through Grade 8 spend a day at LFCDS attending classes with students at their current grade level. Each visitor is assigned a grade-level buddy for the day.

    Additional Information

    1st STEP, Preschool, Junior Kindergarten, and Senior Kindergarten
    Applicants will visit in an age-appropriate classroom for 30 minutes to an hour depending upon the applicant's age.

    Grades 1 through 4
    Applicants are scheduled for a full-day visit at their current grade level.

    Grades 5 through 8
    Applicants are scheduled for a full-day visit with their current grade level.

    Call Us with Questions
    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Admission Office at (847) 615-6151 weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Admissions Office recommends that applicants call periodically to verify the status of their application and to ensure that all information has been received.

    E-Mail Contact Information
    You may contact Alex Sheridan, Director of Enrollment, Marketing, and Financial Aid at
    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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    Lake Forest Country Day School

    145 South Green Bay Road
    Lake Forest, IL 60045

    P: 847-234-2350
    F: 847-234-2352