About Us

Small. Safe. Successful.

Serving the Lakes area since 1999, North Lakes Academy provides a personalized learning environment designed to meet a wide variety of academic needs. With strong core subjects and a full complement of liberal arts courses, NLA provides a quality learning in a responsive learning atmosphere.

In 2008 NLA was granted approval from the state of Minnesota to expand to serve students in grades 5-12. The first graduating class was the class of 2011!

North Lakes Academy's future is very bright, and no matter how much we grow or how many years pass, we will continue to make all of our decisions with respect to our Mission, Vision, and Values.

In 2015, our organization moved into a new era. We've reached full capacity in a number of our grade levels at both campuses, opened our first Activity Center (a.k.a. the Husky Den) and our founder, Jackie Saunders, retired after 16 years of service. 

"You are going out into the world today. While you
are out there, remember who you are, remember
where you come from, and do us proud!

~Jackie Saunders, founder