Language Immersion School serving Garden Grove
Welcome to Frontiers Academy! We are Orange County’s Premier Language Immersion School
- Looking for a challenging educational experience for your child? One that will enrich and enhance their perception and experience of the world?
- Do you want to give your child a gift that will leave a lasting imprint on their lives for many years to come?
- Do you want to set up your child for success – personally, academically, and socially – in the global society in which we live?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, look no further than Frontiers Academy.
We are a trilingual language immersion school based in Anaheim, California. We provide a comprehensive education using a challenging, interactive, and enjoyable curriculum taught in Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, and English.
We are currently accepting applications for enrollment for Preschool-3rd Grade for the 2016-17 academic year. We will offer 4th Grade classes beginning in the 2017-18 academic year. Apply now!
Why Mandarin and Spanish?
Mandarin, Spanish, and English are the top three most widely spoken languages in the world. Our goal is to prepare each child we have the privilege of educating for success in society and in life. There are overwhelming academic, social, cultural, and linguistic benefits to learning Mandarin and Spanish, while maintaining a solid foundation and proficiency in the English language as well.
Frontiers Academy employs a near full-immersion model, where 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. The near full immersion model has been shown to create higher levels of trilingualism.
The following diagram shows our instructional model:
You may be wondering, What is the difference between language immersion and language classes? Is there really a benefit to language immersion?
The truth is, there are many benefits to language immersion – linguistically, academically, socially, and culturally. Here are just a few of the benefits to language immersion:
Better linguistics. Language immersion has been shown to result in better overall linguistics. At a young age, children are better able to absorb and learn a foreign language faster and more perfectly (without accent).
Better English proficiency. Some parents worry that their children will lose proficiency in the English language. Language immersion not only does not reduce a child’s fluency in English, but it has shown to improve it. Furthermore, Frontiers Academy introduces English language instruction in preschool, ensuring all students have a solid foundation in English throughout their entire educational experience.
Better standardized test scores. Children who are educated in language immersion typically perform better on standardized tests, including the SAT.
More opportunities. Language immersion opens the door to a number of opportunities in a child’s life, from cultural awareness, to the ability to freely travel the globe and experience the world around us, to more job opportunities.
More benefits to language immersion:
- better problem-solving skills
- more creativity
- better multi-tasking skills
- better mathematical skills
- higher reading levels
We invite you to contact us with any questions you may have, or to schedule a tour of our facilities today. We look forward to meeting you! (714) 930-6638