Welcome to Lakes International Language Academy

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.

LILA’s Upper School offers a unique curriculum based on the IB Middle Years Programme for 6th- and 10th-grade students, with a similar curriculum based on the IB Diploma Programme for grades 11-12 coming in fall 2016. Students in Upper School grades are welcome from any district, regardless of their second-language proficiency! No Spanish? No Chinese? No worries! Apply today or see our Upper School FAQ for the latest information.

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LILA parents see firsthand the positive impact of our International Baccalaureate program and language learning experience. Tell us about those special moments, please. Click here for the simple form.

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    Apply now for 2016-17 Kinder Prep, Kinder, or Upper School grades 6-12.

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    Register now for this exciting Chinese language and cultural exchange experience for ages 9 & up, July 25 - Aug. 5.

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    Come see what this award-winning school is all about.

    • Where to Find Us

      Lower School - Main Campus
      246 11th Ave. S.E.
      Forest Lake, MN 55025
      Phone: 651-464-0771
    • Upper School - Headwaters Campus
      19850 Fenway Ave. N.
      Forest Lake, MN 55025
      Phone: 651-464-8989

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