Bridges opened on September, 2013 as a fully-independent, federally recognized not-for-profit, offering Preschool through 8th grade, an “all-through” school with no need to change schools at various grade points.
Bridges provides an academically accelerated curriculum in a nurturing environment with a teaching staff dedicated to preparing students for life in an interdependent world. Pre-School years are the formative learning period in a child’s life, where children grow on many levels and Bridges prepares a child for a lifetime of learning with small class sizes and a curriculum shaped to individual needs. Our K-8 program is world class, tracking students individually through academically accelerated programs that include Mandarin and French language, Robotics, music, arts, theater, science, mathematics and advanced reading skills.
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See what is happening at Bridges this summer - The first week of the Summer Program at The Bridges Academy has been a wonderful. The students have been building robots and rockets, learning about shells and sea creatures and studying crime scenes, fingerprinting and forgery in our Robotics, Under the Sea and Criminal Justice classes respectively. More adventures await our students during the second […] Introducing our new Head of School- Dr. John Caruso - We hope you are enjoying the summer with your families. The Board has been busy as we celebrate the end of our first year as The Bridges Academy and position ourselves for a vibrant second year. Joining us as the head of school for 2014-2015 is Dr. John Caruso. Many of you may know of […] Graduation - In a remarkable Moving Up Ceremony, our first 8th grade class from The Bridges Academy graduated, and our K-7th grade students officially moved up to their next grade. The speeches given by our 8th grade students were articulate, engaging and full of wonderful memories of their time at The Bridges Academy. We were honored to have John Risbergs, an alumni […] Early Childhood Graduation - The week of June 5th was an amazing at The Bridges Academy. There were so many events happening. First, we would like to congratulate our Early Childhood students for graduating in separate ceremonies. The Toddler classes were adorable and the Nursery and Pre-K students sang beautifully. We also had our Spring Concert and Art Show last Tuesday. The K-8th grade […] Spring Comes to Bridges - April 6, 2014 Dear Parents, We thank everyone for your generous donations for the spring basket items we delivered to a local charity called the Helping Hands on Wednesday, April 2nd. Mrs. Colleran, Shannon Colleran, Mrs. Strobel and Mrs. Blackler brought your donations to the West Islip Fire Station and helped this charity […]