Lakes International Language Academy

Lakes International Language Academy (LILA) offers a tuition-free educational opportunity for Minnesota students that merges Spanish or Mandarin immersion instruction with an accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme curriculum for kindergarten through 5th grade. A fee-based preschool for ages 3 and 4, called Kinder Prep, also offers a language-infused learning experience that incorporates introductory immersion experiences and an IB-based curriculum.

LILA’s Upper School provides a unique curriculum with a strong language-acquisition component based on the IB instructional model for 6th through 12th grades. Upper School students are welcome from any district, regardless of their second-language proficiency. Some Upper School students take immersion Spanish or Mandarin courses; others begin their second-language studies at LILA. Most Upper School courses are offered in English and the school’s curriculum meets Minnesota education standards. Like LILA Lower School, LILA Upper School does not charge tuition to Minnesota students.

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LILA Lower School, Main Campus

246 11th Avenue Southeast
Forest Lake, MN 55025 

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651-464-0771 ( Office)

LILA Upper School, Headwaters Campus

19850 Fenway Avenue North
Forest Lake, MN 55025 

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651-464-8989 ( Office)

LILA Kinder Prep

121 11th Avenue Southeast
Forest Lake, MN 55025 

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651-464-0771 ( Office)