CHANGING 'HOW' WE LEARN
Our innovative Partnerships are forged to offer a number of initiatives that create unique experiences for our students to immerse themselves in specialized programs not available at other institutions. All of our programs develop a richer understanding, and extension, of our student's abilities and interests. Therefore opening their minds to breakthrough ideas and a wider sense of what is possible for them and their unique contribution to the world.
HARVARD GRADUATE SHOOL OF EDUCTION
The Bridges Academy is a member of the Caring Schools Network as part of the Making Caring Common Project. Making Caring Common is a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. They help parents, caregivers, educators, and community members raise kids who care about others and the common good.
DUKE UNIVERSITY TALENT IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM (TIP)
The Bridges Academy proudly announces that 19 of the school’s fourth-through-seventh-grade students qualified for and have been recognized as Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) Scholars. This is almost 30% of all students in grades four to seven. These students scored in the top 5 percent on their grade-level standardized test (earned at least a 95 percentile or higher on an acceptable composite or subtest area from a previous standardized test).
Congratulations to the following qualifying students:
7th Grade - Keelyn Brink, Taylor Fernandez, Grace Maher, Anjuli Persaud, Joseph Philip
6th Grade - Quinn Brice, Alexa Hazelton, Charlotte Marino, Justin Su Alubowicz
5th Grade - Rachel Smith, Neiko Schmidtke, Kira Diamond
4th Grade - Nathan Buffalino, Aidan Furey, Luke Gardner, Ali Glass, Guiliana Natale, Cole Steigler
CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
The Bridges Academy participates in the Cornell Cooperative at Cedar Beach.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County assists and educates residents, businesses and professionals in a broad spectrum of topics by providing research-based information on parenting, diabetes management, nutrition and wellness, horticulture, environmental protection, marine restoration and sustainable agriculture.
COLUMBIA TEACHERS COLLEGE
This Summer several of our teachers participated in the Writing institute at Teachers College, Columbia University. The Writing Institute is designed for educators, classroom teachers, school administrators, and curriculum specialists who are committed to turning classrooms into richly literate reading and writing workshops.
COLD SPRING HARBOR LABORATORY
As part of their study of DNA and genetics, the 7th grade students work with the DNA Learning Center In Cold Spring Harbor. During their time, they participate in lab work to gain a broader understanding of the building blocks of life.
Bridges Academy Students participating in the Sea Perch Program will build an underwater robot. When completed, the robots will be brought to the Webb Institute for a day on in-water testing and head-to-head competitions to determine how well the robots were constructed and how well the human operators can control their custom-built submersible seacraft.