2953Menta Academy LaSalle

UPDATE: The Menta Education Group wins TRO against the Illinois State Board of Education

October 23, 2023
A Cook County Judge has granted The Menta Education Group a temporary injunction and restraining order against the Illinois State Board of Education. This movement will allow our Menta Academy Centralia, Menta Academy La Salle, and Menta Academy Springfield to remain open and operational. We are confident the legal process will continue to show that we’ve met every requirement needed to be in good standing with the state of Illinois. We are excited to have our students back in the classroom today. 


Original Statement, October 18, 2023

To our cherished students, parents, and school districts,

Our dedication to the unique needs of our students spans over fifty years, and we continue to prioritize the well-being and education of every student in our care, especially in Centralia, La Salle, and Springfield. It’s disheartening to see the recent actions and claims by ISBE, challenging the approval of our three new programs.

These claims are unequivocally false.

Despite initial approvals by ISBE, they’ve unjustly shifted their stance due to internal oversights. We assure you we’ve met every requirement for program approvals and received explicit confirmation to this effect. We are actively taking steps, including filing an injunction and a temporary restraining order against ISBE, to protect our reputation, our students, and their families.

Thank you for your continued support.  Together, we’ll navigate these challenges and ensure the continued success and safety of our community.
Thank you for your continued support.  Together, we’ll navigate these challenges and ensure the continued success and safety of our community.

About Our School

Menta Academy LaSalle is a beacon of personalized education where every student’s success is the center of our universe. Our educators are committed to the ‘3-C Ready’ framework, meticulously crafting a path for students to be College Ready, Career Ready, and Citizenship Ready.

This guiding principle is at the forefront of our curriculum, ensuring that each learner is not just prepared for the next step in their education or career but also primed to be an informed, active member of society. Our learning spaces buzz with innovation and inspiration, as we believe that an active classroom is the bedrock of effective learning.


We challenge our students with real-world problems and collaborative projects that sharpen their intellect and social skills, ensuring they are well-equipped for both academic endeavors and the workforce. Cultivating a supportive and stimulating environment is key to our philosophy.

At Menta Academy LaSalle, we nurture not only the intellectual growth of our students but also their emotional and social development. Our holistic approach to education is designed to produce well-rounded individuals who value diversity, practice empathy, and lead with integrity. We take immense pride in guiding our students toward a future where they can confidently assert their place in the world, ready to achieve their dreams and impact society positively.

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We envision a society in which all youth can be successful. As an organization, we are especially committed to making success a reality for at-risk youth.