BRIDGE THE GAP
The Annual Fund
Please help The Bridges Academy bridge the gap between the tuition charged and the actual cost to educate our students.
Where Does Your Contribution Go?
Every year, The Bridges Academy relies on our families, alumni, and community to help bridge the monetary gap between what we charge in tuition and what it actually costs to educate a Bridges student. Gifts to the Annual Fund touch every corner of campus, from the classroom to the athletic field, and ensure that our program operates in excellence for years to come. Finally, your generous donations acknowledge the great work being done every day by our faculty and staff and ensure that they are well supported both through the compensation and benefits that we offer as well as with the professional development and the innovative programs they need to educate our children so well.
Tuition gives us a school. The Annual Fund gives us the Bridges experience.
Why Doesn’t Tuition Cover All of Bridges’ Expenses?
Tuition alone contributes only 90% of the operating budget of the school. The Bridges Academy, like other independent schools, utilizes tax-deductible donations rather than significant tuition increases to provide the best education possible. Tuition gives us a school. The Annual Fund gives us the Bridges experience.
How Much Should I Give and When?
Your contribution of ANY AMOUNT impacts the experience of all of our students and every aspect of our program. We ask each family to regard The Bridges Academy as your top philanthropic priority and help us reach the $85,000 goal for this school year.
How Do I Give?
All donations will be accepted through June 30, 2024. Send in your tax-deductible check to
ATTN: Dara Stewart, The Bridges Academy, 339 Snedecor Avenue, West Islip, NY 11795, or click the link below.