Why Choose East Lake Academy for your Kindergartner?


If you seek an exceptional private, Christian kindergarten in Lake County, look no further. East Lake Academy is the place for your child. Our full day program from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM is an accelerated academic curriculum designed to engage and challenge your child in a developmentally age-appropriate way. Our students grow and thrive in a loving and safe environment. The kindergarten classroom is an active place where the children make new discoveries about themselves and the world around them. Our private Catholic kindergarten program has high academic standards and is flexible to meet the needs of each child at his/her developmental stage. We use all modalities of learning: kinesthetic (moving), visual (seeing), auditory (hearing), and tactile (touching) to develop intrinsic learning and to further refine fine motor skills.

Because we recognize that each child is a gift from God, we strive to instill virtues and academic and character formation in an age appropriate way to provide a strong foundation for Christian leadership skills to grow.

We offer:


Full Day Program

A safe learning environment in which your child will be known and loved.

Small Class Sizes, no more than 19 students in a classroom so that each child receives personal attention.

A strong academic curriculum in the fundamentals including: 

  • Catholic Faith – Faith in God, love of Jesus, Old and New Testament Bible stories, weekly all school mass and monthly class mass, Holy Hour, chapel visits, introduction to service and virtue formation.
  • Language arts – phonics; sound mastery; irregular (trick) word instruction; vocabulary; spelling and letter formation; developing reading, speaking/listening skills; sentence structure.
  • Math – hands-on Saxon math program at first grade using manipulatives and movements; shapes; addition/subtraction; time; money; calendar concepts.
  • Science – space, earth science/plants, water, life science/animals, human body, concepts of the scientific process.
  • Social studies – historical figures, patriotic themes, geography.
  • Spanish – daily Spanish class; colors, numbers, language basics through the communicative approach.
  • Specials – Gym twice a week; Music and Art weekly. Classical Piano lessons available onsite.


 Kindergarten Parent Testimonials

“Initially, we were drawn to ELA’s academic excellence.  During the tour, however, we embraced the character aspect of the school’s curriculum.  We are both extremely happy that our daughter is in ELA, and are confident that she will excel.” 

 “We chose East Lake Academy because we feel that the kids are loved and well nurtured. We also feel that there was a great combination of strong Catholic formation, great academics and building up of kids into confident leaders. We are really so thankful to see how happy and excited our boys are to come to school and learn!”


Call 847-247-0035 x204 for tuition information, to ask additional questions or to schedule a tour.