“An Investment in Knowledge Pays the Best Interest.”


- Benjamin Franklin

At Bridges, we are extremely fortunate to have many people who volunteer their time and resources to help our school.

We also are grateful to have a generous group of donors whose financial contributions help bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost to educate our students. All this support allows Bridges to thrive and grow.

Financial support through annual giving and gifts in-kind benefits today’s students and helps make an impact in the years to come. Our success in fund raising permits us to keep our tuition well below other independent day schools on Long Island. We thank you for your interest, dedication and support of Bridges. By making a gift to Bridges, you are demonstrating your belief in Bridges and its mission. Most importantly, through your investment, Bridges' students find their voices, gain confidence and are inspired to become life long learners. For that we are most grateful.


Every dollar donated goes directly toward improving the academic and extracurricular experience for every student and the impact of your support is immediate and significant. 

The Brick Garden


We are thrilled to announce that we will be adding The Bridges Academy Brick Garden in the front of our building, close to the main entrance.  The space will serve as a sitting area for our students and their parents and will be a permanent reminder of the many outstanding families within our community. 


Please consider donating today!


The PA holds a series of student centered events to help enrich their education while having fun including assemblies, special speakers, field trips and sporting days.  They also hold events for parents to meet each other  and fundraise to support the school on special projects. At Bridges, we welcome the involvement of our parents in our school.


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.


Please consider donating today!


Specific giving for enhancing a particular department that is important to your family (music, STEAM), or donating your talents or business services.  Past examples are Signage, Marketing, IT Services.  Let's connect to discuss how you can make Bridges.. 


Gifts to The Bridges Academy are tax deductible. You will receive a receipt in the mail after making your donation.

Mail to:

The Bridges Academy

339 Snedecor Ave
West Islip, NY, 11795


Mrs. Renee Elder, Chief Administrative Officer

(631) 446-8050

Reminder: You can double or triple your gift by participating in your company’s matching gift program. Ask your personnel office for the proper form to send to The Bridges Academy.

Many Ways to Give


There are many ways to creatively support The Bridges Academy.  Specific giving for enhancing a particular department that is important to your family (music, STEAM), donating your business's services or volunteering with our PA in one of their many fundraisers throughout the year with your time or needed event items.  There are so many ways to get involved in improving your child's experience and strengthening our community.


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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