Welcome to ILA
Blending The Best In French and American Education in the Lake Oswego, Portland Metro Area
The International Leadership Academy, a unique French immersion school, has opened enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year for families in the Portland metro area. The ILA opened its doors in 2011 in Lake Oswego, offering a multilingual education to students from toddler/pre-school through sixth grade. ILA aims to help children reach their highest potential and to prepare them to discover their strengths, their unique capacity for leadership, and their own place in the rapidly evolving global community.
ILA offers a world-class international education, harmonizing the best of the French and American educational systems. The basic curriculum, taught in French, is organized around the 3-cycle French educational program, but blends in a host of enriching languages: English, Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. ILA also offers cutting-edge programs in music, technology and philosophy for children, as well as a fitness/wellness program called Body-in-Motion, designed to help children stay healthy and energetic for life. ILA’s experienced, highly qualified, multicultural staff is dedicated to providing a warm and nurturing educational community in which each child feels secure and welcome. We aim to keep our classrooms fun, inspiring, and challenging.
Give Your Child the Gift of a Second Language
Young children can learn a second or even a third language with surprising ease. Studies continue to show that students who learn multiple languages perform better in school in every way. Early second language learners excel not only in language-related skills and self-confidence, but also in math, memory, spatial abilities, abstract and creative thinking, complex problem-solving, and, in fact, all major areas of cognitive and intellectual development. See recent articles in the New York Times The Bilingual Advantage, Why Bilinguals are Smarter and a new ScienceBlog article on how bilingual children switch between languages.
New Portand French Community Directory
Looking for a great French restaurant or bakery in Portland? Or a French conversation group to join in your neighborhood? Or a way to welcome a French student into your home? The ILA has created Portland’s French Community Directory, a comprehensive directory providing details and links to thousands of useful resources for Portland’s francophone and francophile community.
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