OUR MISSION

Character Confidence & Knowledge

 

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

Our goal is to offer a nurturing environment with an outstanding teaching staff, dedicated to preparing students for life in an interdependent world. Bridges’ comprehensive program lays the foundation for a lifetime of learning and achieving. The Bridges Academy is dedicated to educating and inspiring our students to reach their fullest potential both academically and spiritually and to become productive and positive contributors in their local communities and worldwide. The academy represents our evolution toward the modern, world class school worthy of the name Bridges.

Our curriculum has a strong focus on languages, reading, writing, mathematics, arts and music, all content-rich but without sacrificing creativity and imagination. Our curriculum is aimed at integrating all the activities of the school toward creating a student culture that brings together the intellectual, physical, social, emotional and spiritual development of our students in a holistic way.

 
 
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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.

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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.

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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.

 
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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.

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.

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Our vision is to be the top independent private school that is financially viable with full classes and a happy and diverse community of family, students, faculty, and alumni. Our students will be high-achieving, critical and creative thinkers who are happy and well-balanced with a life-long love of learning.

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OUR COMMITMENT

to our students, to our community

 

The Bridges Academy welcomes into the full academic, business and community life of our school persons of every race, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, ability, economic status and faith tradition. We declare ourselves to be an open, welcoming and affirming school, welcoming into the full academic, business, and community life of our school persons of every race, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, ability, economic status, and faith tradition. The Bridges Academy does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, or disability in administration of its admissions or educational policies, scholarship and financial-aid programs, other School-administered programs, or in employment. The school 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.