Kindergarten Information Tours

Join us at the Main Campus, 246 11th Ave. S.E. in Forest Lake, for a presentation and tour of the facility for prospective incoming kindergarten students and their families.

  • Thurs., May 11, 8:30 a.m.

Schedule your tour today here. For more details, please call 651-464-8989 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Upper School Open Houses In Late August

Lakes International Language Academy Upper School at the Headwaters Campus will host two Open Houses for incoming students:

  • Thursday, August 25, Noon - 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 31, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Students will have the opportunity to tour the campus, try their lockers, and check out fall sports and activities. 

Students absent from the Orientation on August 10 are encouraged to attend one of these two Open Houses.

Lower School Welcome Conferences, Aug. 25 and 31

Lower School families will schedule Welcome Conferences with their teachers at specific times to ensure everyone gets an opportunity to say hello, ask questions, and drop off any supplies. Your teacher will contact you with more information about Welcome Conferences, which will be held August 25 between noon and 8 p.m. or August 31 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Upper School Orientation Wed., Aug. 10, 9-Noon

In preparation for the year, we will host a student orientation on Wed., August 10, from 9:00 a.m. - noon at the Headwaters Campus for all upcoming 6th graders, NEW 7th and 8th graders, and all high school students in grades 9-12. Students should arrive between 8:50-9:00 am.and be picked up at 12:00 p.m. Lunch is provided (taco-in-a-bag).

Orientation is intended for STUDENTS only. The goal of the event is to become familiar with our campus, get to know at least 10 new people, and learn more about LILA. All Orientation participants should:

  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
  • Bring a water bottle.
  • Wear sunscreen.

In addition, grades 7-12 will be participating in a service project. A voluntary contribution of $7 is suggested.

All Incoming 6th Graders

Meet in the Gym.

Events include Team Building, Campus Tour, Fall Sports/Activities Presentation, Locker Assignments

NEW Incoming 7th & 8th Graders

Note: if you attended LILA as a 6th-grader, you do not need to come to Orientation again

Meet in the Discovery Room.

Events include an Intro to LILA, Campus Tour, Locker Assignments, Fall Sports/Activities Presentation, and Habitat for Humanity Service Project (Storage Boxes; see more info below) - $7 per student suggested

All Incoming High School Students (Grades 9-12) 

Meet in the Discovery Room.

Events include an Intro to LILA, Campus Tour, Locker Assignments, Fall Sports/Activities Presentation, and Habitat for Humanity Service Project (Adirondack Chairs; see more info below) - $7 per student suggested

About The Service Project (7-12th Grades Only)

A major focus of the International Baccalaureate Programme is Service as Action. We want to incorporate service and action into as many aspects of LILA as possible. During our 7-12 grade Orientation, students will have the opportunity to contribute their time to Habitat for Humanity by building storage boxes and Adirondack chairs, which will be donated directly to Habitat Homebuyer Families as "welcome home" gifts when they move in, or donated to the ReStore program with the proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity programs.

If students choose to contribute toward the service project supply kits, we encourage YOU (students!) to think about creative ways to raise the funds for the project now and bring $7 per student to Orientation. For example, doing an extra paid chore or two for your relatives or neighbors; asking for a dollar donation from 7 people you know; etc.  

See You Soon!

Students, we look forward to seeing you on August 10th! If you cannot attend, because of a family vacation or another prior commitment, don't worry.  We’ll have two open house opportunities in late August so that you can check out the building, try lockers, and get all your questions answered.