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Street Address 5350 W 78th St
Edina, MN 55439
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Phone 952-746-6020
Grades Served PreK-6
Enrollment # 396
District # 4167
Congressional District 3
Legislative District 50A
Authorizer Innovative Quality Schools

Programmatic Focus

Spanish Immersion Elementary and International Baccalaureate World School


ISLA is a growing elementary Spanish immersion charter school, having opened in the fall of 2007. We are excited about all we have to offer children.

The school was founded by five teachers who were interested in providing more immersion options for Minnesota families. Having worked in immersion for fifteen years or more, these teachers watched as family and friends applied to immersion programs, only to be placed on a long waiting list. After years of learning much about second language acquisition, it was time to create a new opportunity for children.

With over seventy five combined years of immersion teaching and administration, these founders went to work to create a stellar program. Not only does ISLA offer a superior language model for children, ISLA also is an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IBPYP) World School. The IBPYP brings global understanding to the classroom on a daily basis. Six units of inquiry are studied at each grade level, encouraging students to dig deep into a topic and look at issues from many perspectives. The IB Learner Profile integrates character education in every lesson. Students are encouraged to be principled, have integrity, to be honest and open-minded. Students read books on various topics integrating a science or social studies theme with these characteristics included as well. It is important at ISLA that we continue to teach children the important values that will help them become responsible global citizens.

Awards & Recognition

2016: School Finance Award - Minnesota Department of Education


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Jeremy Perrin, Executive Director

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