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LILA Seeks School Board Candidates By Feb. 10, 2020

The Lakes International community is currently seeking interested candidates for positions on the School Board. There will be openings for two at-large (teacher or parent), one parent, and one community member.

The term of office for the at-large and parent positions will be for two years, from July, 2020 – June, 2022. The term of office for the community member positions will be for one year, from July, 2020 – June, 2021. 

This is a great opportunity to become even more involved in supporting the mission and vision of LILA.

Interested eligible individuals are kindly requested to apply no later than Monday, February 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. 

Apply online or application forms are available here. For more information, please see the Board Elections Packet 2020 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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.