Language Immersion School serving Costa Mesa
“With a vision to the future, we educate children for a world of opportunities.”
Welcome to Frontiers Academy! We are a trilingual language immersion school located in Anaheim and serving Costa Mesa and all of Orange County. We provide an academically competitive education using state-of-the-art curriculum. We teach all subjects in Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish, and English, with the goal that each student will be proficient, fluent, and literate in each language.
What are the benefits of language immersion?
Perhaps you are considering enrolling your child in foreign language classes in addition to their traditional English-only school. We applaud all desires to open children’s eyes to the world beyond their own backyard through language and cultural studies. Young children, after all, are “sponges” when it comes to learning foreign languages: they are developmentally more capable of becoming fluent, learning faster and with no accent, than older students or adults.
Research has proven, however, that there are tremendous benefits to language immersion (being taught in a foreign language) rather than being taught a foreign language. Additionally, while it is true that language immersion helps children learn the foreign language faster and more accurately than extracurricular language lessons, the benefits of language immersion extend far beyond the child’s ability to become fluent in a second (or third) language.
Studies have revealed a number of cognitive, academic, and social advantages to language immersion (as compared to non-immersion students), including:
- higher standardized test scores (including SAT)
- better mathematics skills
- better English language proficiency
- better problem-solving skills
- better critical thinking skills
- more creativity
- enhanced memory
- better multi-tasking skills
- cultural enrichment
- societal contributions
If you are open to the possibility of a language immersion school for your child, we hope you will consider Frontiers Academy. Please contact us with any questions you may have, and call to schedule a tour of our facilities. We look forward to meeting you!
Frontiers Academy is currently accepting enrollment for Preschool-4th Grade. Apply now!
We will add a grade each academic year, with 4th grade for the 2017/2018 school year!
Language Immersion School in Costa Mesa
“Frontiers Academy develops students who are actively engaged in their own learning. Each classroom is a world of spirited learning unto itself.”
Frontiers Academy uses the “full immersion” model. This means that preschool, kindergarten, and first grade are 80% Mandarin, 10% Spanish and 10% English. By second grade, the curriculum is about 50% Mandarin, 35% English and 15% Spanish. This model has been shown to create higher levels of trilingualism.
If you have questions about full immersion versus partial immersion or the 50/50 model, please call us today. Our language immersion experts will be happy to answer all your questions. (714) 930-6638
Give your child the gift of language, culture, and all the benefits that accompany them! We look forward to meeting you!