The Bridges Academy offers an unmatched academic and social foundation in which one year builds upon the next. Eighth graders get to lead, role model, and contribute to the community in ways that empower each of them. Project work starts as early as preschool and grows more sophisticated each year. And our small class sizes allow teachers to form close relationships with students and families—and to tailor instruction to the needs and interests of the individual. Best of all about The Bridges Academy, our students and families become part of a tight-knit community built around a shared love of learning. And that shared love of learning stays with our students for life.

The application process varies by grade. Below, you will find an overview of our application steps and requirements, plus application checklists by grade for download to help keep you organized throughout the admissions process.

We're currently accepting applications for the 2019–20 school year for Nursery through grade 8.



Rolling Admissions is now open for PreK–grade 8 for the 2019-2020 academic year.


Accepted students will have 5 days to enroll or decline their seat. If an applicant decides to enroll, they must submit a signed Enrollment Agreement and a non-refundable deposit of $5,000. 

PreK-1 Children must be 3 years old by September 1, 2019 (DOB between September 2, 2015 – September 1, 2016)

PreK-2 Children must be 4 years old by September 1, 2019 (DOB between September 2, 2014 – September 1, 2015)

Application Submission Deadline: Applications are open until the grade has closed. Once a grade has closed, submitted applications that are eligible for an acceptance will automatically go into our waiting pool. ​

Application Completion Deadline: There is no deadline by which you must complete your application, but please note that space is limited. ​

Notification Date: Within 5 business days of completing your application requirements.

Commitment Date: Within 5 business days of being offered a seat.

Below are the steps to complete your student’s application.

Please do not hesitate to call our Admissions Team with any questions at (631) 358-5035.

Attend an Open House Event

Submit Online Application

Student Shadow Day

Submit Transcripts & Teacher


Student Testing

Family Meeting


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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Phone: (631) 358-5035
Fax: (631) 677-3900

339 Snedecor Ave,

West Islip, NY 11795

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