Lake Forest Academy (LFA) was founded in 1857 in Lake Forest, Illinois, and it is a private, coed, boarding/day school. LFA offers a college preparatory education for grades 9-12.

The LFA sports teams are referred to as the Caxys, and their mascot is Caxy the Frog.

There are 25 buildings on the LFA campus, which covers about 150 acres and includes a small lake.

LFA is accredited by the National Association of Independent Schools, the Independent Schools Association of the Central States, and the Secondary School Admission Test Board.

LFA is considered on of the best college preparatory schools in the country, and 100% of LFA’s graduates attend a four year college or university.

Elmer E. Ellsworth, the first Union officer to be killed in the Civil War, was once a member of the LFA faculty.