2020 - 2015 Consecutive National School of Character Promising Practices Awards
2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2015, 2012 Award of Excellence in School Board Governance and Award of Excellence in School Financial Management and Oversight from the Volunteers of America – Minnesota
2021 - 2005 Consecutive Education Finance Awards from the Minnesota Department of Education
2018 International Baccalaureate Authorization - Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme
2018 Minnesota Department of Education North Star Award for LILA Lower School’s overall math progress, 5th-grade reading progress, and consistent 5th-grade attendance
2019 - 2010 Consecutive Promising Practices Awards from the Synergy & Leadership Exchange
2018 “Ethics in Education” Outstanding Educator Award to Cecilia Delbene, from the WEM Foundation
2022 - 2014 Consecutive Forest Lake Times Readers’ Choice Winner in multiple categories: Best Public School, Best Charter School, Best Preschool, Best Principal, Best Summer Camp, Best Tutoring Program, and Best Teacher
2018 - 2012 Awarded Guest Teacher Trainee through the Institute of International Education, the Confucius Institute, & the Hanban (China’s educational wing)
2014 Named Confucius Classroom by the Confucius Institute
2012 Local Government Innovation Award, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
2012 National Promising Practices Award, Character Education Partnership of Washington, D.C.
2011 Finalist for the National School of Character Award, Character Education Partnership of Washington, D.C.
2010 National School of Character “Profiles in Character” award winner, Character Education Partnership of Washington, D.C.; only 18 schools across the U.S. were selected, based on an evaluation of each school’s strengths in areas such as social-emotional learning or meeting individual student needs within the CEP’s Eleven Principles of Effective Character Education
2007 Primary Years International Baccalaureate Authorization