LILA

Parents now have a language-infused kindergarten readiness option in Forest Lake with Lakes International Language Academy’s Kinder Prep. Opening this fall for 4-year-olds, Kinder Prep features programming in Spanish, Chinese, and English to spark children’s curiosity and create opportunities for exploration in language, science, math, literacy, the arts, and physical development. “The curriculum is based […]

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  Curt Smith, parent of a student at Lakes International Language Academy and a loan officer with Bell Mortgage, presents LILA Foundation chair Melissa Martyr-Wagner a $1,000 check from Bell Mortgage. “Bell allocates $1,000 to each employee to donate to any cause,” Smith said. “I wanted mine to go to LILA. You guys do a fantastic […]

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Lakes International Language Academy supporters will gather at the Dellwood Hills Golf Club on Friday, April 26 for “Magnifico,” a gala appreciation and fundraising event. A dress-up event with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dinner in a beautiful setting, the annual party raises money for the LILA Foundation. In a typical year, the gala raises about […]

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  The ongoing partnership between Forest Lake Area Schools (FLAS) and Lakes International Language Academy (LILA) has netted the two educational organizations a 2012 Local Government Innovation Award. For the second time in three years, the school district and charter school have jointly won an award recognizing their successful efforts in collaboration. Up to 18 […]

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The Character Education Partnership presented Lakes International Language Academy (LILA) with a 2012 National Promising Practices in Character Education Award on Nov. 3 in Washington, DC. The award honors schools that have developed specific, unique and effective educational practices that promote character development. LILA won the award for its partnership with the Minnesota Twins’ Emerging […]

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In an attempt to break a world record, Lakes International Language Academy third graders worked out for one minute on Sept. 27. JAM World Record 2012 was a nationwide effort to get 2 million people exercising simultaneously for one minute. From the left, Sophia Villella of Stacy, Emilio Perez of East Bethel, Taylen Peterson of […]

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