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Executive Director Search Underway

Cam Hedlund, LILA's first executive director, has stepped down from that role, focusing on the building projects at the two campuses before he retires completely. The interim executive director is Shannon Peterson. As part of the school board's protocol, a search for the permanent executive director is now underway. The school board encourages parents and staff to learn more about the process and the candidates. See the Search Timeline (updated December 2019) for more details.


LILA Launches Be Bold! Capital Campaign

Lakes International Language Academy has launched a one-time fundraising effort to enhance the current building projects at the Main Campus and Headwaters Campus. Individual and families as well as businesses can help enhance our educational facilities to provide the best learning experience possible for LILA students, and receive recognition at various giving levels. For details, please visit or contact Interim Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today.

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Upper School's New Hours: 7:47 a.m.-2:15 p.m.

For students in grades 6-12, our school day at the Headwaters Campus is 7:47 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Students typically arrive between 7:25 a.m. and 7:40 a.m.

Upper School’s supervised building hours are 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Children who are in the building before or after supervised hours must have an appointment with a teacher, be accompanied by their parent/ guardian, be involved in a before- or after-school activity or have special permission.

Margaret (Meg) Maurer Memorial

A GoFundMe page has been established for LILA alumni Margaret (Meg) Maurer. Please consider a contribution that will honor her life and passions. Click on the link to learn more and donate.