Academics

Upper School

Students Benefit From...

Welcome to the middle school years. Under the nurturing guidance of dedicated and supportive faculty
members, students gain more independence and become confident self advocates as they take
increasing responsibility for their educational journey.

-- Andy Sperling, Head of Upper School
Welcome to the middle school years. A new daily schedule. An advisor. Team sports. And your very own locker! After the years spent in the ECC and Lower School, Grade 5 students are always excited to cross the threshold into Upper School. There, they begin to take on more responsibility in every area of their lives. Teachers provide encouragement and support to help students grow in self-awareness and self-discipline so they can manage the increasingly challenging coursework. At LFCDS, we also place an emphasis on social-emotional growth. Each student has an advisor to whom he or she can turn for assistance. A Middle School Counselor is also available to help students adjust to the transition or negotiate friendship dynamics that may be changing as students mature and explore new interests. 

The Upper School experience at Lake Forest Country Day School offers a challenging, yet engaging curriculum coupled with the skills needed to flourish in a 21st Century world.
A co-educational independent school for students age 2 through Grade 8.
Graduating students of strong character with a passion for learning since 1888.

Lake Forest Country Day School