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Lakes International Language Academy, also known as LILA, is a PreK-12 public school educating over 1300 students.
LILA is located in Forest Lake, Minnesota and has been in operation as a successful, tuition-free public charter school
since 2004. LILA has earned authorization from the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization to offer the Primary
Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), and the Diploma Programme (DP) as an IB World
School. LILA offers 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.
LILA enjoys high employee retention, and each fall, has a waiting list of students who want to attend the school.
Our staff works hard, and has a lot of fun in the process.
LILA prepares tomorrow’s critical thinkers and global citizens through language acquisition and inquiry-driven study.
Our Action Statements
Think For Myself
Think About Others
Think Beyond Today