Visiting Woodlands

Woodlands Academy is located in Lake Forest, a historic and picturesque community about 30 miles north of Chicago along the shores of Lake Michigan. We are about an hour from Milwaukee and 30 minutes from O’Hare Airport.

Our students and faculty are thrilled to be reunited on campus
and in-person. We hope you will explore Woodlands virtually until we know we can safely share our campus with you in-person.

Join us for us for an introduction to the Woodlands Family & an overview of the admissions process!

 

The best way to learn about our dynamic community is to see the spirit and energy our students possess in the classroom. Please register for a Virtual Shadow Day to catch a glimpse of life at Woodlands.

Join our students in conversation as they reflect upon their Woodlands experience. They cannot wait to share their stories about Global Exchange, Academic and Athletic Life, Fine Arts and other clubs and activities.

Woodlands students, faculty and staff love nothing more than opening our community to future Woodlands families. Our Open Houses are something our entire community looks forward to each year. At this time of uncertainty, our classes are in-person but our guests' visits have to be virtual. So, we hope you will join us for an enriching and engaging Virtual Open House experience.

Ride the Train!

Check out this video to see how easy it is to take the Metra to Woodlands Academy in Lake Forest, featuring convenient shuttle pick up!

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.