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Serving children 2 to 5 years old, our Early Childhood Program centers around our youngest students, helping them transition into school with a fun and interactive program. Our nurturing teaching staff work to support the students grow socially, emotionally and academically.  With a campus serving students up to 8th Grade, the Early Childhood Program has access to our entire facility and includes classes in music, foreign languages, STEM and lots of time in our greenhouse and indoor playground.  The Early Childhood Program nurtures the development of a strong sense of self-discipline, curiosity, empathy and the foundation for a love of learning. 


Toddler Options:

Tuesday/Thursday, 9:00am-12:00pm

Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm

Nursery Options:

Monday - Friday (5-day) 9:00am-12:00pm

Monday/Wednesday/Friday (3-day), 9:00am-12:00pm

Pre-K Options:

Monday - Friday (5-day) 9:00am-12:00pm

Monday/Wednesday/Friday (3-day), 9:00am-12:00pm

Enrichment Program for Nursery and Pre-K:

Monday - Friday (1-day up to 5-days) 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


The Early Childhood curriculum is focused on hands-on, open-ended activities that develop children’s curiosity and problem-solving skills. Instruction is carefully sequenced to encourage skill consolidation and cross-curricular connections. Throughout the program, students reflect upon and explain their thought processes and gain confidence in oral and written expression.    

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Why PS-8th Grade

Research studies show that the K-8 model better supports middle school students.


Early adolescence is an important time for youth, who are undergoing a variety of biological, psychological, and social changes,” said study author Elise Cappella, associate professor of applied psychology at NYU Steinhardt and director of NYU’s Institute of Human Development and Social Change. “Students’ self-perceptions of academic competence are critical in early adolescence, as they contribute to the development of their identity and their engagement with school.”


The K-8 model addresses these needs better than a standalone middle school program.  Also, a K-8 model offers more opportunities for leadership roles which develops critical life skills.


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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