FREMONT INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY
A World Class Education
Here in Battle Creek
Fremont International Academy reopened
in 2019 as a new, academically rigorous
elementary magnet school with a
curriculum and design based on the
International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary
At Fremont, we see our students as
internationally-minded critical thinkers.
Every student will learn how to ask
questions, embrace challenges and
empathize with others through a cuttingedge
learning experience that includes
foreign language instruction and a
world culture focus. A Fremont education
prepares students to be open-minded,
reflective lifelong thinkers who positively
impact the world.
WHAT IS IB?
IB — which stands for International
Baccalaureate — is an education
organization known worldwide for
excellence in education, focused on
developing students as global citizens. At
Fremont International Academy, we want to
stimulate the inquiring minds of our students,
so they can gain a deeper understanding
of the world around them. The IB Primary
Years Programme prioritizes not just helping
students learn, but also teaching them “how
to learn” through inquiry, problem-solving
Note: Fremont International Academy is currently an
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme
candidate school. We are currently working through
our candidacy phase, with the goal of completing
authorization by the end of the 2022-2023 school year.
At Fremont International
Academy, we see every
student as an IB student.
Fremont students are exposed
to other countries and cultures
across all subject areas
through the International
Baccalaureate Primary Years
The learning experience at Fremont
International Academy features:
• All four core subjects with instruction
in English (Math, Science, English
Language Arts and Social Studies)
• Teacher-created units to develop
students’ inquiry skills
• Daily Spanish language instruction,
with an additional extended Spanish
class period once each week
• Daily elective classes such as Art
and Physical Education
• Exploration of world cultures
• Character building through
All Fremont students
every day, weaving
language skills into
Instruction in a second
language is a core tenet of the
Primary Years Programme
educational model — studies
have shown that in addition
to the practical benefits of
bilingual fluency, speaking
more than one language can
also improve critical thinking
and listening skills.
At BCPS, we aim to develop
well-rounded students who are
globally-minded and ready
to succeed in today’s world.
Language skills are a key part of
With the City of Battle Creek’s
large Hispanic population,
Spanish is the perfect language
to start with for our students
to connect with both our local
community and the rest of the
THE BEARCAT ADVANTAGE:
Fremont International Academy was designed to feature a
learning environment where students can flourish and develop
the inquiry, problem-solving, critical thinking and communication
skills that will prepare them to take on the world! Student success is
bolstered at Fremont through a number of supportive partnerships,
programs and services. We call it the Bearcat Advantage:
• Daily Operation Fit
programs that increase
physical activity, improve
nutrition and create
healthy habits early on.
• Special education
curriculum and support
• Integrated technology that
helps build early computer
• Before and after school
programs through YMCA
• Communities in Schools
Site Coordinator on-site
to connect students with
community resources like
• Parent University courses
COMMON DRESS GUIDELINES
In order to create a sense of community among our Fremont
students while maintaining a focus on learning, all students
adhere to a set of common dress guidelines that were
developed in conjunction with parents.
Learn more at battlecreekpublicschools.org/Fremont
My kindergartner’s reading capacity has sky-rocketed since
the beginning of the year; it’s been a wonder to behold.
Fremont International Academy has
believed in and supported our
son more than any school has. They
have shown from day one that they
will not give up on him.
The school affirms our children’s
language and cultural heritage,
while also exposing them to a wide
range of cultures and perspectives
from around the world.
I love the family atmosphere for all students, staff and parents.
The faculty involvement is purely amazing!
Not only does my child
get great care during the
school day, his Before &
After Care with the YMCA
extends his learning,
builds his character,
and keeps him fit with
healthy living classes and
There are lots of opportunities for exploration. Students are
encouraged to reflect on their thinking and connect it to the real world.
[The daily Spanish instruction] has allowed students to take
on a new and exciting challenge through language
and to integrate these words into their daily lives.
The kids are so curious about other countries and
cultures, and are becoming globally minded
citizens! Fremont is a great place to be!
COME JOIN THE
All students in the Battle Creek area are
encouraged to apply.
Learn more about how to apply at
Fremont International Academy
115 East Emmett Street
Battle Creek, MI 49017
**Fremont will expand by one grade each year
through fifth grade by the 2022–23 school year.