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The Bridges Academy

339 Snedecor Ave
West Islip, NY, 11795

Main Office:

(631) 358-5035

Business Administration Office:

(631) 446-8050

Department of Admissions:



Mr. Stephen Rubenacker, Head of School 

Mrs. Karen Smith, Director of Finance 

Mrs. Patty Blackler, Dean of Students 

Mrs. Jean Dunau, School Nurse

Ms. Tara Bradley, Admissions Associate

Mrs. Dara Stewart, Advancement Associate

For all general inquiries please call, or use the form below. 

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Thank you for your interest in joining our exemplary team of faculty and staff members at The Bridges Academy.    Our school is a top independent school in New York, located conveniently on Long Island's South Shore town of West Islip. Our vision is to develop high achieving, critical and creative thinkers who are happy and well balanced with a lifelong love of learning as they advance from Early Learning to Eighth grade.


We seek employees who embrace our mission in propelling students to demonstrate our pillars of Character, Confidence and Knowledge throughout their lives.  Degreed and/or certified prospects should also enjoy working in a collaborative, growth minded, family oriented community.  For teachers, undergraduate degree or higher and demonstrable experience in a classroom setting are preferred.



Full Time Aide/ Permanent Substitute Teacher

The Bridges Academy in West Islip, New York seeks a full time Aide/ Permanent Substitute teacher to work with children in Early Childhood-8th grade for the 2023-2024 school year. A successful candidate should enjoy working in a collaborative, growth minded, family oriented community. Undergraduate degree in Education or related field with demonstrable experience in a classroom setting preferred.


Equal Employment Opportunity 

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at The Bridges Academy will be based on merit, qualifications, experience, and abilities. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, genetic predisposition, or any characteristic protected by the law. 

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