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Lake Forest Academy Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
3 Reviews

4.0
3 Reviews

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John A. Strudwick
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  1.  

    Great, family-like atmosphere.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - High School Teacher  in  Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - High School Teacher in Lake Forest, IL

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are great if you're willing to work on campus. Good students. Colleagues are a dream and administration generally makes very good decisions. I didn't feel that the administration was hiding anything.

    Cons

    Like any boarding school, it's tough to balance work life with personal life. In fact, you can pretty much guarantee you have no personal life when students are on campus. This isn't an LFA problem, it's part of the boarding school lifestyle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the transparency in decision making. I really loved my colleagues here!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  2.  

    Excellent School and Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    LFA has a long history and is in a period of unprecedented growth and development. The benefits package is unparalleled, and the students are truly topnotch.

    Cons

    The management style is more micromanagement than anything else. It is a very formal and somewhat conservative space, which in my mind contradicts the ethos of global pluralism. Salaries are low, especially for those who do not receive a housing benefit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who you trust and then entrust them with the power to do their jobs without excessive invasion into the decision making process. Include administrators in your goal to have competitive salaries in the top 75% of independent schools.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great benefits and welcoming environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Although salaries are not high, benefits make up for the difference.
    Talented and motivated leadership.
    Focus on student success as goal of institution.
    Nurturing environment for student development.
    The school has grown and improved exponentially with the current Head of School in the past 12 years.

    Cons

    Not much room to grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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