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Welcome to Lakes International Language Academy

Lakes International Language Academy (LILA) offers a tuition-free educational opportunity that merges proven Spanish or Mandarin Chinese language immersion instruction with an accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme curriculum for kindergarten through 5th grade. The IB PYP curriculum and language learning are also cornerstones for the LILA Kinder Prep Preschool program for ages 3 and 4.

Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be available November 1!

LILA’s Upper School offers a unique curriculum as an authorized school for the IB Middle Years Programme (6th- through 10th-grades), with a similar curriculum based on the IB Diploma Programme for grades 11-12. 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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    Apply now for 2021-22 LILA PreschoolKindergarten, or Upper School grades 6-12.

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    Discover the world-class learning experience at LILA.

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    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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