East Lake Academy’s accelerated academic curriculum is designed to nurture top performing students equipped with a competitive advantage academically. We believe that every child we admit is capable of achieving excellence and therefore of performing at a high academic level.

At East Lake Academy, we place equal value on the formation of one’s character, spiritual life and apostolic life. Our aim is to form strong Catholic leaders, convinced of the truth, prepared and committed to establish and foster a society where Christian values are taught, embraced, and put into practice. Our view of this Integral Formation is reflected in our motto, Veritas et Virtus, meaning “Truth and Virtue.”


Archdiocese of Chicago

Although entirely an independent Roman Catholic Academy, East Lake has canonical approval and reports directly to Cardinal Cupich in the Archdiocese of Chicago. East Lake Academy is included in the Official Catholic Directory under the listing for the Archdiocese of Chicago. For a copy of this document issued by the Office for Canonical Services, please contact the main office at East Lake Academy (847-247-0035).

Illinois Coalition of Nonpublic Schools

East Lake Academy also maintains a professional affiliation with the Illinois Coalition of Nonpublic Schools.