The Bridges Academy has a tradition in the performing arts.  We believe that participating in the music and drama programs help our students to grow in confidence and learn to collaborate with their fellow students.





All students from K-8 are members of the Lower and Middle School chorus and many students take advantage of our Lower and Middle School bands.  With two full time certified music teachers, Bridges offers an enriched program in music theory, composition, vocals and instrument training. Bridges hosts a Winter and Spring Concert.  Many of our students also participate in NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) which is a statewide program for individual students to perform in front of a judge and be scored on their performance.  Many of our students score in the top tier and qualify for the Suffolk County Chorus and Band.  Scores in NYSSMA can also be used when applying to colleges and universities to verify a student’s strength in music.


Each year, The Bridges Academy students can participate in a play with opportunities to sing, act, dance and do back stage work.  Plays have included; Fiddler on the Roof, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and Annie.  There are many other opportunities throughout the year for performances for all grades including our annual Chinese New Year’s celebration, Thanksgiving celebration, Colonial Days to name a few.


Bridges opened in 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.

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The Bridges Academy Non-Discrimination Policy

The Bridges Academy welcomes into its full academic, business and community life persons of every race, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, ability, economic status and faith tradition or any other classification protected under applicable law. The corporation declares itself to be an open, welcoming and affirming school. Bridges Academy does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, or any other classification protected under applicable law in administration of its admissions or educational policies, scholarship and financial-aid programs, other Bridges Academy-administered programs, or in employment. The Corporation complies with the amended Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

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West Islip, NY 11795

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