Our Vibrant Community

Our student body is diverse to represent the real world and give children the opportunity to learn from each other’s ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds.

Accelerated Curriculum

Bridges provides an academically accelerated curriculum in a nurturing environment with a teaching staff dedicated to preparing  students for life in an interdependent world.

K-8 Program

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.

Pre-School Years

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.

Nurturing Educators

Our goal is to offer a nurturing environment with an outstanding teaching staff, dedicated to preparing students for life in an interdependent world.

Enrichment

The Academy instills love of learning through enriching and challenging academic programs, with a curriculum that focuses on academic excellence and far exceeds NY State standards.

 

COMPARISON OF 8TH GRADE PASSING REGENTS SCORE IN PERCENT VS. % OF PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO MET OR EXCEEDED STATE STANDARDS*

THE BRIDGES ACADEMY100%
AMITYVILLE45%
BABYLON15%
BAY SHORE9%
BRENTWOOD5%
COPIAGUE31%
DEER PARK46%
EAST ISLIP51%
ISLIP47%
LINDENHURT50%
NORTH BABYLON34%
PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD27%
SACHEM48%
SAYVILLE57%
SOUTH COUNTRY28%
WEST BABYLON37%
WEST ISLIP63%
*...as posted in Newsday

 

About National School Choice Week

Held every January, National School Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for every child.

The goal of National School Choice Week (NSCW) is to raise public awareness of all types of education options for children. These options include traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, online learning, private schools, and homeschooling.

To meet this goal, NSCW encourages schools, organizations, and individuals to hold positive events that celebrate school choice options, while drawing attention to the need for even greater opportunities for children.

Started in 2011, NSCW has grown into the world’s largest celebration of opportunity in education. The Week is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort. We welcome all Americans to get involved and to have their voices heard!

Quick Facts

National School Choice Week 2017, the largest series of education-related events in US history, is January 22-28, 2017. NSCW 2017 will feature:

• 21,392 total events across all 50 states

• 16,777 schools of all types holding events

• 2,159 homeschool groups holding events

• 1,258 chambers of commerce holding events

• More than 600 governors, mayors and county leaders issuing School Choice Week proclamations

• Rallies and special events held at 25 state capitol buildings 


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The Academy is strengthening its STEM programs through the partnership with NYIT.  Students will work with the graduate students at NYIT on various programming and research work using Rasberry PIs.

 

The Academy is also participating in the White House Computer Science for All. This program ensures progress on expanding Computer Science Education in participating schools. In US, only a quarter of schools offer a CS course with programming included.  The Academy has submitted its increased commitments to the program and has had tremendous progress toward its goals.

 

Bridges enters its second year of partnership with the Russian School of Mathematics.  Registration is open to all Bridges and Non-Bridges Students.

This is an award-winning Mathematics Program that coupled with the Bridges excellent Math Program helps children build math skills and critical thinking.  For more information click here.


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