Excite & Educate: West/Doings

Lake Forest Academy

1500 W. Kennedy Rd.

Lake Forest, IL 60045

(847) 615-3267


Lake Forest Academy is an independent, co-educational, 9-12 college-preparatory school for 430 boarding and day students located on 150 acres. LFA strives to cultivate in its students excellence of character, scholarship, citizenship and responsibility. Students from around Chicago, 20 states and 35 countries enroll at LFA each year. LFA offers 27 different sports, a broad array of visual and performing arts, and many different service learning and leadership opportunities. The school offers more than $4.4 million in financial aid to students annually.

Montini Catholic High School

19W070 16th St.

Lombard, IL 60148

(630) 627-6930


Montini Catholic High School provides you the environment to achieve a quality Catholic, family-centered education. This education will provide you a foundation for lifelong learning. You are encouraged and expected to participate in a creative, holistic educational setting that will emphasize message, service and responsibility to community, church and family. Montini’s commitment — as a Catholic, Lasallian, comprehensive, college-preparatory high school — is to inspire you to explore your opportunities and encourage you to engage in the complete Montini Catholic experience in order to excel to your fullest potential.

St. Celestine School

3017 N. 77th Ave.

Elmwood Park, IL 60707

(708) 453-8234


Catholic elementary school of 480 students serves Elmwood Park, Chicago, beyond. It provides a quality foundation that fosters academic, physical and spiritual development. Academics include art, computer, music, Spanish, reading resources, speech therapy, academic contests, Science Fair, National Geography Bee. Sports programs (instructional/competitive) for many age groups. Offers full-day preschool, kindergarten and 3-and-4-year-old half-day preschool, hot lunch and before-and-after-school care.

St. John of the Cross Parish School

708 51st St.

Western Springs, IL 60558

(708) 246-4454


Rooted in faith; growing in knowledge. The mission of St. John of the Cross Parish School is to provide a safe and dynamic Catholic environment where faith is nourished and knowledge grows. St. John offers challenging educational experiences that foster success, promote unity and respect the individuality of each student. The parish school prides itself on multi-generational Catholic traditions and achievement, which empowers its students to live The Good News.