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24 | January 25, 2018 | The lake forest leader Private School Guide Lake Forest Academy seeks to develop global minds LFA students come from near and far — from Chicago’s suburbs and across the United States, to many different countries around the globe. No matter where they call home, students at the Academy are committed to excellence, possess a curiosity about the world, and are excited to learn in a diverse school community. This year’s student body includes students from 16 states and 40 countries and territories. Students of color comprise 30% of our community, and international students make up 26 percent. The Academy’s focus on globalism stretches far beyond the make-up of the student body. The school places the utmost importance on helping its students become better global citizens. Cultivating a deeper sense of global awareness and understanding is rooted throughout the curriculum. Whether in the classroom, on service trips, traveling with a class, or spending a year abroad, LFA students are encouraged to widen their horizons both figuratively and literally. Head of School, Dr. John Strudwick, points out, “LFA is committed to the education of character, ethics, and a value system based in community, empathy, and support. The term ‘Midwestern Heart’ embodies cooperation, diligence, and an authentic approach to life. LFA is also committed to being a global educational community that embraces a diverse group of students and faculty from around the world, and, through its curricular and extra-curricular programs, encourages the development of a ‘Global Mind.’ The Stuart Center for Global Leadership, which opened in the fall of 2016, offers co-curricular transformative global programs that inspire members of the LFA community to apply classroom concepts to problems in the real world. The Academy offers ample opportunities for students to travel abroad. This year students have the opportunity to travel to Eastern Europe, Greece, Taiwan, Singapore, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Tanzania, as part of the Spring Break trip offerings. Recent graduate, Erin Snoddy ’17, recalls, “I really enjoyed all of the opportunities to succeed and try new things. Because of the immense diversity at LFA, I have become a lot more culturally aware and knowledgeable about the outside world.” Submitted by Lake Forest Academy, 1500 W Kennedy Road, Lake Forest, http://, (847) 615- 3210. Gow is a college preparatory boarding and day school, grades 6-12, for students with dyslexia and related language-based learning disabilities. Gow provides the right environment and the right tools for dyslexic students to rethink the learning process and reinvent themselves. By combining a structured program and environment with flexibility, individualization, and room for fun, Gow provides a rich school experience. This is precisely what dyslexic students need to learn. 2491 Emery Rd • South Wales, NY 14139 P 716.687.2001 • F 716.687.2003 Private School Guide the lake forest leader | January 25, 2018 | 25 Regina Dominican shows young women their enormous potential MONTESSORI EDUCATION Call for a Tour Regina Dominican is the all-girls, Catholic college preparatory high school that inspires young women to lead and serve. It focuses on helping girls excel by fostering academic excellence, creating an inclusive, friendly environment, and challenging each student to develop leadership for life. In addition to a college preparatory education, it prepares our students for their future careers, relationships, and life. If you want your daughter to reach her full potential, Regina Dominican is the school for you and your family. Regina Dominican’s all-girls environment will give your daughter the confidence to push herself. The faculty and staff will challenge your daughter to excel, teach her to be a confident leader in her community and inspire her to live up to her full potential. Regina Dominican is the school where your daughter can learn that there is enormous potential and power in being a girl, and nothing can stand in her way. In most recent news, 19 percent of the members of the class of 2018 were named Illinois State Scholars. This honor is awarded to only the top 10 percent of students in the state. 100 percent of Regina Dominican graduates attend colleges and universities. 91 percent of the class of 2017 was accepted to their first choice school. Regina Dominican has been providing young women with an unparalleled college preparatory education for nearly 60 years. The school tailors a students’ schedule based on her strengths in order to challenge her. With a 15:1 student to faculty ratio, students receive individualized attention and instruction from elite faculty, of which 84 percent hold advanced degrees. Outside the classroom, students can pick from one of the 12 varsity sports Regina Dominican offers. 72 percent of students participate in at least one sport. The fine arts department has extensive extracurricular and curriculum opportunities in visual art, music, theater and dance. The school also offers 40 different clubs and many service opportunities. Families considering Regina Dominican should contact Pattie Fuentes, director of admissions, at or (847) 256-7660 ext. 223. Submitted by Regina Dominican, 701 Locust Road, Wilmette,, (847) 256-7660 Celebrating 35 Years Forest Bluff School is an AMI-accredited, internationally renowned Montessori school, serving students between the ages of 18 months and 14 years. A Forest Bluff School education provides students with hands-on learning opportunities that encourage discovery and exploration, honoring the innate curiosity that resides within every child. Contact Lynn Lillard Jessen at 847-295-8338, or to set up your tour today. 8 West Scranton Avenue, Lake Bluff , Illinois 847-295-8338