About The International Leadership Academy
We have a vision of a world where people learn to respect, accept, and embrace the differences between us, as the core of what makes our world so beautiful.
To provide a stimulating learning environment with a technological, artistic, and critical- thinking orientation across the whole curriculum. To maximize individual potential and ensure students of all ability levels are well equipped to meet the challenges of education, work, and life. To assist children in discovering who they are, so they can proudly express their own opinions and nurture their own ideas.
At ILA, we believe that each child is different and will carve his or her own progressive course on the path to leadership. We believe that everyone can be a leader, provided they are open to the possibility. Integrity, respect, and innovation are keys to effective leadership. These core values are reflected in all areas of the school. each and every child has the potential to offer something unique and special to the world. We will help children develop their full potential by being creative, adaptable, critical, tolerant, self- confident, resilient, humanist, pragmatic, and responsible.
The International Leadership Academy is located in Lake Oswego, a small community just west of the Willamette River and five miles south of Portland, Oregon. The 3.6-mile-long lake that gives Lake Oswego its name provides a charming focal point for the town. ILA is housed on the beautifully wooded and landscaped campus of the Hope Church on Boones Ferry Road. The school occupies six large classrooms, a lunch room, office and an enclosed outdoor play area. An area with a play structure and picnic tables are contained within the courtyard. There is also an adjacent wooded area under trees used for nature walks and physical education.
ILA does not discriminate in hiring, admitting students or providing access to its educational, scholarship and loan, and athletic or other school- administered programs, services and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, political affiliation, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any other inappropriate reason prohibited by law or policy of the state or federal government.
'Why we chose ILA for our
We chose the international leadership Academy for our son Lachlan, age 4, in large part because of our great respect and faith in its founding teachers Massene Mboup, Patricia Raclot and Cary Page. Our daughter Alexandra, now 10, was at Portland French School for many years. She had Mr. Massene as her second grade teacher. She flourished in his class, learning not just about reading, math, and of course, the French language, but also how to be a better world citizen. Mr. Massene also instilled in her a love of poetry, and introduced our entire family to African poets, such as Senegalese poet, Léopold Sédar Senghor. Ms. Raclot was Alexandra's teacher in third grade. Ms. Raclot was instrumental in teaching Alexandra not only the basics, but fostering self discipline and responsibility, in my view invaluable tools. Ms. Page has a special skill with the younger children. She is kind and gentle, with a marvelous love of learning and sense of fair play. The International Leadership Academy is the fruition of a carefully planned and thought-out educational philosophy. The teachers involved respect the need for the students to learn the fundamentals, but also understand that we are part of a changing world, and our children must have the creativity and technical know-how to adapt to whatever the future holds. We're very excited about the International Leadership Academy. We hope you join us at ILA.Felicia and James Hussey
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