Free Preschool Open House, Feb. 17, 2020 at 11a.m.-12:30p.m.

Join us for a FREE Preschool Open House!

Parents and students who will be ages 3 or 4 are invited to attend the LILA Kinder Prep Open House on February 17, 2020, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the LILA Kinder Center, 121 11th Ave SE in Forest Lake.

Learn about:
• Fun instruction in Spanish, Chinese, and English for all LILA Kinder Prep students
• Accredited International Baccalaureate PYP curriculum with licensed teachers
• Four-star Parent Aware rating
• Award-winning learning through play

Register today at 651-464-0771.

Download the PDF flyer here.

Support Your LILA Winter Plunge Team, Feb. 8, 2020

In 2020, LILA students, staff, and friends will plunge into the icy depths of Forest Lake for two important causes – the LILA PTO’s Language Ambassador Program and the LILA Be BOLD Capital Campaign!

Language Ambassador Program: Language ambassadors are a vital part of our program at LILA. These interns from Spanish- and Chinese-speaking countries assist our teachers in the classroom and provide language and culture models for our students. They work with individual students and small groups or supervise large-group activities, allowing the teacher to give more attention to students who need more help or more challenge. Ambassadors in our classrooms also gives students the opportunity to hear authentic target-language conversations between the ambassador and the teacher, rather than only between learners or between the teacher and students. It's a proven program for enhancing the educational experiences of LILA students and staff, the host families, and the language ambassadors. We’re grateful to the LILA PTO supporting this program! Main Campus staff, students, parents, and friends are supporting this cause. 

Gettin' COLD for LILA BOLD!: Lakes International Language Academy students learn to think for themselves, think about others, and think beyond today. They explore the world through our exceptional language acquisition and International Baccalaureate programs, demonstrating their growth as they move from preschool through grade 12. But they need more equipment and facilities than we have today: new classrooms at both campuses and, at the Upper School, a music wing, art center, science suite, new gymnasium with locker rooms, and performing arts center. That’s where the LILA Be Bold! Capital Campaign comes in. Your generous support of LILA’s expansion projects helps to ensure a world-class public-school learning experience, one that truly prepares our students to become engaged community members and thoughtful global citizens...people who make a difference. Our goal for the Capital Campaign is $1 million above the overall $16.4 million construction investment to provide the most reasonable “best practices” in design, classroom and facility equipment, and materials. With our impressive track record of financial management practices, we’re confident that every dollar raised will be carefully leveraged for the greatest return. Headwaters Campus staff, students, parents and friends are supporting this cause. 

We are grateful whether you support a LILA Plunge Team Member who is gathering pledges for the LILA PTO Language Ambassador Program or raising funds for the Be Bold! Capital Campaign. Two fundraisers that matter. And one amazing school, thanks to you! Learn more at

Sign up to plunge or support your team with a donation here:

Thank you!

Kindergarten "Try Us", Thurs., Jan. 9, 2020, 6-7p.m.

LILA Kinder Kids

Your child will experience both Chinese and Spanish immersion lessons in two brief (and fun!) sessions. This is the last "Try Us" session prior to the enrollment lottery on January 15 at 6:00 p.m. All applications for the lottery are due January 14 by 4:00 p.m.

Call to register today: 651-464-0771

LILA Theater Showcase - Dec. 19, 2019 (Past event)


Enjoy an evening of entertainment, song, and dance performed by LILA’s talented middle and high school students on Thursday, Dec. 19, 6:00 p.m. at the Lower School gym. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.) Free-will donations of all sizes welcomed for the LILA Be Bold Capital Campaign.

Hear favorite songs from LILA’s past shows, including "Beauty and the Beast," "Seussical," and "Little Mermaid." Several students will also present solo or group pieces of their choosing.

Bring the family, sip hot chocolates, and celebrate the Capital Campaign’s progress towards our new (more comfortable and spacious) Performing Arts Center and other facilities at the Upper and Lower Schools!

P.S. Watch for special opportunities only at the show to donate to the Capital Campaign's "Choose A Seat" fundraiser and actually choose your seats!