Innovative Partnerships

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.


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.  


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



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.


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.


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.


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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