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School leader:  Cam Hedlund
246 SE 11th Ave
Forest Lake, MN 55025

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(651) 464-0771
(651) 464-4429
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"LILA is best known for its IB Spanish and Mandarin full-immersion programs."

BASIC INFORMATION

  • Before / After care
    Before, After
  • Dress policy
    None
  • Transportation
    Buses / vans provided for students
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Academic focus
    Multiculturalism / Global, Service learning, World languages
  • Arts
    Technical design and production...
  • World languages
    Chinese - Mandarin, French, Spanish
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Overall:
Submitted by a parent · June 07, 2016
Language immersion and world language electives, the International Baccalaureate curriculum, and the international staff bring the world to this small Midwestern town. Both my children are bilingual because of LILA, and now that LILA will have... more

Develops character: Strongly agree
Submitted by a parent · October 06, 2015
Lakes International Language Academy has won the National Best Practices in Character Education more than one, and several Minnesota Character Education best practices awards. The International Baccalaureate program emphasizes 10 learner... more

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Submitted by a parent · October 06, 2015
Lakes International Language Academy combines the International Baccalaureate curriculum with language immersion (Spanish or Mandarin Chinese) for K-5 and language immersion (Spanish or Mandarin) or fast-track classes for grades 6-12 (Spanish,... more

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Submitted by a parent · February 05, 2015
I have had 3 children attend Lakes International Language Academy and it has been a wonderful experience. My children are bilingual, they have amazing organization skills, thoughtful problems solvers, a high level of self confidence and they... more

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About this school

LILA offers International Baccalaureate full-immersion Spanish and Mandarin programs for K-5; grades 6-12 can choose immersion or fast-track language programs, with all classes available in English. Our energetic and passionate staff creates a caring school climate where students feel safe and valued for their questions, ideas, and feedback. The award-winning school's mission is to prepare tomorrow's critical thinkers and global citizens through language acquisition and inquiry-driven study.

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Last modified: April 12, 2017
Last modified Lakes International Language Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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