I wanted my children to be bilingual - a skill I do not possess and am continually working at. When I looked at all the immersion schools in Orange County, LILA was by far the best. I was impressed pedagogically, and liked that the curriculum incorporated arts, music, theatre and STEM in a fun and engaging manner. My children have been there for 4 years, and my eldest (first grade) is able to carry on conversations in French with a perfect accent. We do not speak French at home, but his has never been an issue. And it is fun for me to learn along with her!
My children have been at this school for 3 years now and it is really a very good school. They are truly getting a bilingual education here and the caring and nurturing that is offered by the teachers and staff is second to none I have experienced in the past. Both my children are very happy at this school and really enjoy going off to school each day with a smile. The projects they do in class are never boring and mundane - they are learning through doing a lot of the time rather than just sitting and passively absorbing information. I have been very happy with this school. My kids are fluent now in English and French. The fact they are receiving a bilingual education is fantastic. I would highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a bilingual education for their children.
Nous sommes au LILA depuis 5 ans et c est un vrai bonheur. Mes enfants parlent anglais et fran ais et obtiennent de tr s bons r sultats en classe. Ils demandent m me aller au LILA pendant les vacances scolaires ! Les membres de l quipe sont chaleureux, disponibles et consciencieux. L aspect international de l cole est d velopper m me si le m lange des cultures fran aise et am ricaine est tr s pr sent. Une cole unique Orange County sans les c t s pompeux et pr tentieux que l on retrouve dans beaucoup d coles priv es !
Entering the foyer of the Lycee feels like walking into Europe. The parent population is multi-lingual and multi-cultural. The school is small and the families know each other. My son is in his 6th year at the school (including Pre-School and Pre-K) and I have been very impressed with his development of critical thinking, not to mention that he is truly bilingual. While the tuition isn't cheap, the education he has received has been priceless. I love, love, love this school.