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International Leadership Academy

Private | PK-5 | 50 students

Our school is best known for our language immersion program and afterschool
 
 

 

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5 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted January 3, 2014

This private school goes from pre-K to Grade 5, and is a French immersion program. I've been happy with my son's pre-K teacher. She is a very patient teacher, and is a great educator, and comes up with interesting lesson plans. There are low teacher/student ratios so the kids get a lot of individual attention. They also have good emphasis on non-academic subjects, which I like, with many field trips, and special weeks where they deep dive into a certain topic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2013

My girls have attended ILA for a year and a half and have graduated to the Kindergarten program ahead of schedule. They are thriving at ILA. The curriculum is much more than learning French. They are excelling at Math, English, writing and socialization. The ILA staff is what makes the difference. They are dedicated and devoted to the children under their care. I would highly recommend that you consider your children for attendance at ILA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2013

International Leadership Academy Lake Oswego, OR Pre K -5th grade French Immersion that is ENTHUSIASTIC & serious about teaching!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2013

The International Leadership Academy, serving preschool through 5th grade, is a truly excellent French immersion school that also features Spanish. The directors lead with strong vision and a firm and loving hand, yielding students with great respect and character, and who are highly skilled and highly thoughtful in languages, math, science, technology, history, philosophy, physical activity, theatre, music and the arts. Monsieur Massene, in line with his Senegalese griot tradition, tells fabulous stories to the children, evoking the imagination and prompting their awareness and responsibilities as growing little people. Themes, whether seasonal, cultural, ecological or academic, are woven thoroughly and beautifully throughout each grade level and subject, showcasing the masterful planning of Patricia, the pedagogical director. Individual attention to each child and how each one can progress beyond what is expected happens each and every day at ILA. Finally, the sense of a welcoming and inclusive French-speaking and francophone community is very strong, which can be seen by how the grandparents interact with us parents- they are loved, appreciated and welcomed ! We love ILA!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2013

International Leadership Academy is an outstanding French Immersion school for Preschool through 5th grade. ILA is led and taught by brilliant, compassionate and dedicated teachers who take great pride and care in optimizing our children's education. My husband and I couldn't be more happy with the caring environment rich with exceptional curriculum and cultural experiences. We feel honored to be a part of this wonderful community of teachers and families and we feel ongoing pride in the advancement both of our boys have made and continue to make at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2013

My son attends ILA and is thriving in a way he has never done in any other school. He goes to school excited and eager to learn and comes home wanting to tell us all his experiences. ILA's unique approach addresses each child's individual needs allowing them to truly excel in a nurturing and caring environment. I cannot say enough good things about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2012

My daughter attends ILA. The teachers are wonderful. Every one of them is experienced and able to keep my daughter engaged and learning. It is the only school in the area that offers a true French preschool experience, an introduction to academics complete with music, art, and computer instruction taught by professionals. My daughter is learning, thriving, and loving it. She now has well-developed early math and reading skills, and loves school so much that she begs to go on weekends. The people who run the school are very experienced teachers who taught at the now-gone Portland French School, and bring an enormous amount of knowledge and skill into the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2011

ILA is a startup school with new philosophy in teaching that decouple kid's age and ability in terms of what to teach. I'm pleased to have my kid there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2011

Great school! Very devoted staff. Kids are happy and strives. The program is very good and challenging. From the creative and critical thinking to the math and language arts, ILA offers a great program. I definitely recommend it.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 24, 2011

Excellent teachers, challenging programs, good partnership with Lake Oswego community in general, happy children. oustanding afterschool program.
—Submitted by a teacher


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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
Wolof
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Visual arts
  • Architecture
Clubs
  • Science club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Drama club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student newspaper
  • Television/Radio News

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Wolof
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: French Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Cooking club

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Clubs
  • Debate
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:45 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Massene Mboup
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
  • Year-round
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • French immersion school

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Adult education
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Full time French curriculum
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Foreign languages
  • Global
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Wolof
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Fencing
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language club: French Spanish
  • Science club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Television/Radio News
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
50
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
50

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$3000 - $10000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Regular American school
other international school
French Schools in France
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14788 Boones Ferry Road
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
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Phone: (503) 662-8452

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