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Lakes International Language Academy (LILA) offers a tuition-free educational opportunity that merges Spanish or Mandarin Chinese language immersion instruction with an accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme curriculum for kindergarten through 5th grade.

LILAs Upper School also offers a unique curriculum based on the IB Middle Years Programme for 6th- and 8th-grade students for the fall of 2015, with the intention to add grades 9-12 the following year. Students in grades 6, 7, or 8 are welcome from any district, regardless of their second-language proficiency! Apply today or see our Upper School FAQ for the latest information.

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See how LILA supports the 10 attributes of the IB Learner Profile.

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Lakes International Language Academy (LILA) opened in 2004 with just 177 students. Today, more than 700 students attend our school from 12 different counties and even as far as Wisconsin! In 2015, the school will expand with an Upper School for grades 6, 7, and 8. LILA has earned state, national, and international recognition as it has become the educational choice for hundreds of parents in Minnesota. 

Take a tour to see our bright, inspiring, and technologically connected facilities. We’ll gladly answer your questions. At LILA, we’re excited to help you launch your child’s successful academic career with a bilingual boost and continue the exceptional learning experience into the middle grades. Talk to us today to learn more.

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