Visiting Woodlands Academy

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.

Local Hotels

If you need to reserve accommodations for your visit, the following hotels are located within easy reach of Woodlands Academy.

Deerpath Inn (2 miles)

255 East Illinois Road
Lake Forest, Il 60045
# 847-234-2280

Hilton Garden Inn Lake Forest/Mettawa (4.5 miles)

26225 North Riverwoods Boulevard
Lake Forest, Il 60045
# 847-735-8374

Residence Inn by Marriott Lake Forest/Mettawa
(4.6 miles)

26325 North Riverwoods Boulevard
Mettawa, IL 60045
# 847-615-2701

Courtyard by Marriott (7.6 miles)

1505 Lake Cook Road
Highland Park, Il 60035
# 847-831-3338

Homewood Suites by Hilton (7.6 miles)

10 Westminster Way
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
# 847-945-9300

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