Visiting Campus

Woodlands Academy is located in Lake Forest, a quiet, picturesque, and historic suburban community of 21,000 residents, 31 miles north of Chicago along Lake Michigan's southern shores. We are approximately one hour’s drive south of Milwaukee and 35 minutes northeast of O’Hare International Airport.

Woodlands is located within walking distance of Forest Park Beach; Lake Forest College; shopping in historic Market Square; two Metra train stations with transportation to Chicago and Milwaukee; and the Robert McClory Bike Path (Green Bay Trail). Our beautiful surroundings include forested ravines, walking paths, prairie, and the Lake Michigan shoreline.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

CHICAGO TO LAKE FOREST, IL

Take the Edens Expressway (I-94/Route 41) West towards Milwaukee. The Edens Expressway becomes Skokie Highway (Route 41). Turn right onto Westleigh Road. Follow Westleigh about one-half mile and turn left at the third stoplight, immediately after the railroad underpass. The school entrance is located immediately after the curve at the second driveway on the left at 760 E. Westleigh Road.

MILWAUKEE TO LAKE FOREST, IL

Take I-94 East towards Chicago/Indiana. Exit at IL Route 60 (Town Line Road). Turn left onto IL-60. Travel east and turn right onto Route 41 (South Skokie Highway). Turn left at the first stoplight, Westleigh Road. Follow Westleigh about one-half mile and turn left at the third stoplight, immediately after the railroad underpass. The school entrance is located immediately after the curve at the second driveway on the left at 760 E. Westleigh Road.

O'HARE AIRPORT TO LAKE FOREST, IL

Exit the airport and follow the ramp to I-190 East. Merge onto I-190 East. Take the I-294 North exit (exit number 1C) towards Milwaukee/I-90 W/Rockford. Merge onto I-294 North. Take I-94 West and exit at IL Route 60 (Town Line Road) and make a right onto IL-60. Travel east and turn right onto Route 41 (South Skokie Highway). Turn left at the first stoplight, Westleigh Road. Follow Westleigh about one-half mile and turn left at the third stoplight, immediately after the railroad underpass. The school entrance is located immediately after the curve at the second driveway on the left at 760 E. Westleigh Road.

Take the Train!

We offer our students convenient shuttle bus service to the Fort Sheridan stop on the Metra Union Pacific North Line and the West Lake Forest Stop on the Metra Milwaukee North Line.

For more information about about rates and ticket information visit the Metra website.