Please complete the Lakes International Language Academy online application. If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you for further information and a possible interview.
Lakes International Language Academy is a PreK-12 public school educating over 1100 students. The school opened in 2004, added grades 7 - 12 in 2015 and 2016. The school is located in Forest Lake, Minnesota, with authorization from the International Baccalaureate Organization to offer the PYP Program as an IB World School. An application for MYP candidacy was submitted in April, 2016, with the Diploma Programme application to follow in April 2017. We offer Spanish and Mandarin language immersion in PreK-5 and an immersion continuation program in grades 6 - 12, as well as entry points for non-immersion students in a language rich environment. Teachers are highly involved in developing curriculum and writing materials, as well as decision making at the school. In fact, the school's board of directors has a teacher majority. We enjoy high teacher retention, and frequently have a waiting list of students who want to enter our program.
Our staff works hard, and has a lot of fun in the process.
LILA prepares tomorrow’s critical thinkers and global citizens through language immersion and inquiry-driven study.
Our Action Statements
Think For Myself
Think About Others
Think Beyond Today