Upper School Spring Music Concerts, Monday, May 15

Mark your calendars! Upper School Music Concerts are Monday, May 15, featuring the world premier of our commissioned piece, "Oil and Water."

  • 6:00 pm - Beginning Choir, Beginning Orchestra, and Intermediate Choir
  • 6:50-7:20 pm - Intermission
  • 7:20 pm - Beginning Band, Intermediate Band, Intermediate Orchestra, Advanced Orchestra, and Advanced Band

The second concert concludes with the orchestra and band together to perform "Oil and Water."

LILA Foundation Gala Tickets On Sale Now!

Plan now for the 8th Annual Gala, a LILA Foundation fundraiser, scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. at the Lakes International Language Academy Headwaters Campus, 19850 Fenway Ave. N., in Forest Lake. In addition to a lovely dinner, the semi-formal event includes appetizers, wine, a silent auction and more.

$60 Individual Ticket 
$400 Friends Table (8 tickets and a reserved table in name of your choice)

Order your tickets now at the Eventbrite site. Reservations accepted until April 16.

Semi-formal attire suggested. Guests must be age 21 or older. Contact the LILA Foundation to volunteer or to provide silent auction items.

2017 Gala Invitation Finalversion

"Seussical Jr." Performances Feb. 24-26

LILA's winter musical, "Seussical Jr.," will be performed in LILA's Main Campus gymnasium on Friday, February 24 at 6:00 pm; Saturday, February 25 at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm; and Sunday, February 26 at 2:00 pm. No tickets required and no charge for admission (free will donations are gratefully accepted).


Chinese New Year Celebration On Thurs., Jan. 19, 5-8p.m.

Join us for a fun and exciting evening of student performances, crafts, and Chinese food at the Main Campus!

Xīnnián kuàilè! (新年快乐) means Happy New Year! It's pronounced "sshin-nyen kwhy-luh." 2017 is a Year of the Rooster. Years of a Rooster include 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029; your Chinese zodiac sign is a rooster if you were born in those years. Roosters are trustworthy, hardworking, tender, determined, quick-witted, and compassionate.

Traditionally, families begin cleaning their homes and preparing for the festivities about a week or so before. The actual start of the 15-day Chinese New Year celebration is January 28. Learn more at

Bring your entire family for this school-wide celebration honoring the year of the rooster. Free; donations accepted.

The Performance Schedule (all times approximate):

5:10-Chinese Immersion Xu Laoshi’s Kindergarteners dance
福星高照 “Fu Xing Gao Zhao” (My Lucky Star)

5:16-Chinese Immersion Fang Laoshi’s Kindergarteners dance
荷塘月色 "He Tang Yue Se " (Lotus Pond Under The Moon)

5:25-Language Ambassadors perform

6:05-All of 1st grade sings
“Xinnian Hao” (Happy New Year)

6:15-All of 2nd grade sings
“Zhao Peng You / Mo Li Hua” (Where Are My Little Friends / Jasmine Flower)

6:25-All of 3rd grade sings
“Gong Xi, Gong Xi”  (Good Wishes)

6:45-Traditional Chinese Lion Dance

7:25-4th grade sings (with Spark Choir 4th graders)
“Yi Jian Mei” (One Plum Blossom)

7:35-5th grade sings (with Spark Choir 5th graders)
“Tong Yi Shou Ge” (The Same Old Song)