WHY CHOOSE BRIDGES?
for a Lifetime of Learning
The Bridges Academy’s mission is to treat students as individuals helping them to fully realize their academic and social potential. Our student body is multicultural and richly diverse with students from many ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, which reflects the global environment our students will enter. The Bridges Academy is a place of discovery where students come together to deepen and value their shared experience. We offer a nurturing environment with a teaching staff dedicated to preparing students for life in an interdependent world. Our comprehensive program lays the foundation for a lifetime of learning and achieving.
Why Choosing a Private School might be right for your family.
YOUR CHILD'S EDUCATION SETS THE STAGE FOR THEIR FUTURE SUCCESS.
Private schools create an environment where your child can develop intellectually, emotionally and socially. Parents who value small class sizes, increased safety, a connected community and dedicated teachers find that private schools are a good fit for their child and provide an optimal education experience.
To set your child up for academic success, consider enrolling in private school. The Bridges Academy offers a quality private school education with individual education pathways for every student.
SMALLER CLASS SIZES
EXPECTATION TO SUCCEED
Why PS-8th Grade
Research studies show that the K-8 model better supports middle school students.
Clinical psychologist and New York Times best-selling author Michael Thompson supports this study in his book Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children, stating, "If I could design psychologically safe schools, every elementary school in America would go from K through grade 8 and would be no larger than 400 children."
As an Age 2 through Grade 8 school of approximately 220 students, The Bridges Academy provides many advantages beyond academic rigor: students experience fewer transitions, they develop long-term relationships with teachers and other students, and there is an opportunity for cross-age tutoring, role modeling, and a wide range of leadership opportunities under one roof.
Why Small Class Size Matters
At Bridges, we believe that small class size creates the ideal learning environment where collaborative and individualized learning can thrive. The students can receive more customized learning while the teacher has the freedom to get to know his or her students better and can tailor the learning to suit the class. Our students have the added benefit of a variety of multi-age activities and diverse school events that creates a strong sense of community.
The Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences has found that, “reducing class size in grades K-3 (the average student in small classes scores higher on the Stanford Achievement Test in reading/math than about 60% of students in regular-sized classes).”
Want to know more? Here’s some additional reading on the benefits of small class sizes:
“Why Small Class Sizes Work” by Robert Kennedy
“The Importance of Class Size in the Middle and Upper Grades” by Class Size Matters