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Prospective New Students & Parent Open House, July 10, 6-7:30p.m.

Curious about enrolling for kindergarten or grades 6-12? Visit our open house to learn more about LILA's Chinese and Spanish full immersion programs, the International Baccalaureate program, our focus on whole child learning, and busing options.

Meet some of our award-winning staff while you check out our academic curriculum, before/after-school care programs, preschool program, after-school activities and sports, and more!

LILA is a public school, so there is no tuition for grades K-12. As a charter school, however, we can limit our class sizes (determined by the school board).

We look forward to meeting you between 6-7:30 p.m. at the Main Campus (for parents interested in preschool or kindergarten) or the Headwaters Campus (for parents interested in grades 6-12).

Download the PDF flier here.

Join The LILA Float At The 4th Of July Parade

LILA will once again have a float in the Forest Lake 4th of July Parade!

We need participants to ride on the float and to walk alongside the float, passing out candy and/or LILA fliers. The only requirement is that you wear a FREE white DRAGONS shirt and smile as you represent LILA!

Participants who don't have a white Dragons T-shirt from last year's parade are welcome to pick up your FREE shirt at Headwaters Campus (19850 Fenway Ave N, Forest Lake, MN 55025) between 9am - 2pm through the week of June 26th.

Please sign up here:

LILA Board of Directors Encourages Candidates To Apply Now

The Lakes International community is currently seeking interested candidates for positions on the School Board. There will be openings for two at-large positions (a teacher or parent can fill the positions ) , one parent position, and one community member position.

The term of office for the at-large and parent positions will be for two years, from July 2018 – June 2020.

The term of office for the community member position will be for one year, from July 2018 – June 2019.

It's an excellent opportunity to help shape the school's future for your children and for students in the community and beyond.

Complete the candidate form online here by Friday, March 23, 2018 at 4 p.m. For more information about the positions and expectations, please see the School Board web page and the Board Election Information Packet.

Voting will take place online from Monday, March 26, 2018 through Monday, April 9, 2018. All staff and parents or legal guardians of current students, aged 18 and above, are eligible to vote.

Election results announced at LILA Annual Meeting, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. New school board members will be inducted at the July 2018 School Board meeting.

YMCA Youth Programs Open For Registration

The Forest Lake YMCA, one of LILA's partners, offers several programs that fit well with our school’s IB philosophy. Check out these options and register at the YMCA website today! Students can join anytime during the school year.

Y’s Start

For grades 5-8, free for Y Members.
Mondays; choose 3-4:30 OR 6:00-7:30 when you register.

With Y's Start you can:

  • Plan and conduct service projects
  • Develop your team building and leadership skills
  • Meet new people
  • Go on exciting field trips into the community

Leader's Club

Grades 7-12. No cost.
Choose Wednesdays, 3-4pm OR Thursdays, 5-6pm when you register.

At Leader's Club, teens work together to develop leadership skills through volunteering, healthy living, making friends, and fun learning projects. You’ll have opportunities to:

  • Attend workshops on leadership skills
  • Develop team building skills
  • Meet new people
  • Serve others through service projects

Leaders Rallies
Leaders Club participants have the opportunity to attend Leaders Rallies: weekend-long retreats for Leaders Clubs across the Midwest. At rallies, teens hear from speakers and connect with fellow leaders from all over the country.

Central Learning School
A week-long leadership training program that helps teens develop new skills and grow as individuals. More information available online.


Contact April Yetter via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 651-747-0803.

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