The Bridges Academy educates and empowers our students to become innovative leaders of tomorrow with character, confidence, and knowledge.


Our Vision

The Bridges Academy is a top independent private school on Long Island. Our vision is to develop high achieving, critical and creative thinkers who are happy and well balanced with a lifelong love of learning as they advance from Early Learning to Eighth grade. Our rigorous and robust academic program focuses on building character, confidence, knowledge and independence supported by a diverse community of family, students, faculty and alumni. 

Character Development

At Bridges we embrace the highest ideals in the character of a person including: integrity, respect, kindness, mindfulness, graciousness, and openness.  We create an environment where all individuals are valued.


Leadership Development

At Bridges we foster and model opportunities for students to develop leadership skills.

We create leaders who are strong and decisive yet empathetic, open-minded, and dedicated to the greater good.


Confidence and Balance

At Bridges we recognize and value different intelligences including IQ and EQ (Intellectual and Emotional Intelligence) along with mindfulness and self-awareness.

We encourage all students to think independently, to respect others’ ideas, and to be accountable and responsible all in an effort to create a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

We foster academic, artistic, and athletic abilities in an effort to develop confident and well-rounded students.


Knowledge Development

At Bridges we instill a love of learning through enriching and challenging academic programs, with a curriculum that focuses on academic excellence and far exceeds NY State Standards.

We offer innovative programs in foreign language, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Design, and Mathematics), and the humanities along with dynamic supplemental learning opportunities.  We offer opportunities for our students to travel outside of the school as a means of experiencing other places and cultures.


Innovative Learning

At Bridges we strive to develop the skills that our students need to be leaders in a changing world.  We provide a curriculum that allows for the fullest expression of individual creativity.

At Bridges we create a culture where mistakes are expected, celebrated, and learned from.

We bring an innovative approach to learning through the use of technology and a variety of teaching methodologies.  We foster the true innovation that comes with combining the mind of a scientist or technologist with that of an artist or designer.


Our Community

Our school celebrates our diversity and welcomes differing views and opinions.  We value the input and participation of our families, faculty, alumni and students which helps create our healthy and happy community.


Our Core Values


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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