Language Immersion School in Tustin Ranch
Frontiers Academy – Trilingual Language Immersion School – Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, and English
Welcome to Frontiers Academy! Interested in learning more about language immersion? Give us a call with any questions you may have, or to schedule a tour of our facilities! (714) 930-6638
Frontiers Academy is currently accepting enrollment applications for Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade for the 2014-15 academic year. Apply Here!
NOTE: A second grade class will be offered in the 2015-16 academic year, with another grade level added each year thereafter.
Academic Rigor, or Foreign Languages – Do you have to choose one?
If you are considering a private school for your child, we invite you to learn more about Frontiers Academy. We’ve heard parents ask, Should I choose a private school or a language immersion school? Which is more important: academic rigor, or foreign language acquisition?
The wonderful thing that every parent who has opted to send their child to a language immersion school knows well, is that you don’t have to sacrifice academic rigor by sending your child to a language immersion school. On the contrary, you can have both! Language immersion has been shown to improve academic performance in a number of areas, including SAT scores.
At Frontiers Academy, we are proud to provide an academically challenging curriculum – taught to each individual child’s level – which ensures they are kept engaged and gently pushed to reach their potential. We teach all core subjects (math, science, social studies, etc.) in the foreign language, rather than studying the foreign language itself. Here is our model:
We begin teaching English in preschool to ensure each child has a solid foundation in the English language throughout their education with us. We also provide an extended school day so the children can get their Mandarin homework done at school with a teacher’s help. This eliminates some frustration if the student has English-only parents who are unable to assist with homework.
We also teach in an exciting, positive, interactive environment. We use a number of different modalities and keep the school day fun and dynamic for the children. We want to instill a love of learning in each of our students, as well as provide them with all the benefits of bilingualism and trilingualism.
Language Immersion School in Tustin Ranch – Benefits
Here are just a few of the many benefits to language immersion with Frontiers Academy:
- higher standardized test scores (including SAT)
- better problem solving skills
- better critical thinking skills
- higher mathematics proficiency
- better linguistics overall
- better English language proficiency
- more cultural awareness, well-roundedness
- more social and career opportunities
And children who learn foreign languages at a young age have such an advantage over older children or adults learning a foreign language, as their brains are hard wired to pick up the language easily and without accent.
So go ahead – give your child the gift of language immersion with Frontiers Academy! Please contact us with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!