About Us

Thank you for your interest in Deer Path Middle School.

DPM is located at 95 W. Deerpath in the community of Lake Forest, Illinois. DPM serves a population of students from fifth through eighth grade. The student enrollment at Deer Path is approximately 882 students. We are very proud to be the home of the Braves. Many parents choose to live in Lake Forest due to our reputation for academic excellence, and we at Deer Path uphold that reputation through our daily efforts to enrich our students with the skills and knowledge to be successful beyond middle school.

At Deer Path Middle School we believe in presenting our students with continuous opportunities for growth while developing a love of learning. We celebrate every individual learning style and encourage our students to have confidence through self-expression and a willingness to take risks in their learning. We value and embrace collaborative relationships between home, school, and community. Core subjects studied include language arts, math, social studies, and science.

In addition to their core areas of study, DPM students are also fortunate to participate in a wealth of arts programs, including; music, speech and drama, visual arts, wellness, band, orchestra, chorus, STEM, home arts, and technology.

As students enter into fifth grade they have a daily opportunity to develop their world language skills by choosing to study Spanish, French, Latin or Mandarin Chinese. The language skills and cultural knowledge are fostered and developed over the course of their fifth through eighth grade years. In addition to our academic offerings, we have a wide variety of enrichment programs after school including robotics, digital arts, Minecraft/coding and programming, online journalism, art, computer, yearbook, debate and Latin. We also emphasize an emotional wellness program that focuses on nationally recognized character traits that we expect from all adults and students across the campus.

Deer Path Middle School


95 W. Deerpath
Lake Forest, IL 60045

East Office (Grades 5/6)

Office Hrs: 7:30am-4:00pm

West Office (Grades 7/8)

Office Hrs: 7:30am - 4:30pm


Mr. Tom Cardamone

Assistant Principal

Mrs. Megan Eigenrauch


East Office:
Rita Clark, BSN, RN, PEL-CSN

West Office:
Libby Burger, RN
847- 604-7431