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Thank you for considering Lakes International Language Academy!

Lakes International Language Academy (LILA) is a no-tuition K-12 public charter school. We also offer a fee-based, affordable PreK option for 3- to 5-year-olds that serves as a great jumpstart to our full language immersion program. Just as all Minnesota public schools do, LILA welcomes students equally without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, or economic standing. 

LILA limits its class sizes, depending on the grade, and, at the direction of the school’s board of directors. This means that not all applicants are guaranteed a seat, unfortunately.  When applications exceed seats available at any grade level, PreK-Grade 12, LILA uses a random lottery system for enrollment. The lottery occurs on January 15th each year, based on the number of applications received by the deadline approved by the school board and according to charter school law. The application deadline is 4:00 pm on the last day of school prior to January 15th. Additional information can be found under the Admissions tab or by clicking on the applications below. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Even though the lottery is closed, there may still be seats available. Please contact us directly to inquire about enrollment for your child. 

Interested in enrollment for the CURRENT, 2021-2022 school year? Please contact us for availability.

Questions? Contact Us!

Lakes International Language Academy respects your family’s privacy. In compliance with Minnesota law, we offer a Data Privacy Notice, also called a Tennessen Notice, for your review when we request any information about your student or family.