Celebrating our 25th Year

Here, you feel safe and like everyone cares about you – it is amazing how much Bridges has changed my life.

Kimmy, 7th Grade

Our Mission

Bridge’s mission is to provide a safe and enriching academic environment for students with learning differences, guided by our core values.

Our students come first.

  • We believe in placing student needs first in every decision we make.
  • We believe that supporting student learning is at the core of everything we do.
  • We believe every child deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential.

High-quality teaching and learning are the keys to student success.

  • We believe high-quality instruction is key to our students’ success and is built on a rigorous and relevant curriculum that is aligned to standards, measurable outcomes, positive relationships, appropriate professional development and equitable access to educational opportunities.
  • We believe in high expectations for all students and staff built on a culture that respects individual differences and includes fair treatment, honesty, openness and integrity.
  • We believe a safe and orderly learning environment supports student success.

Core Values

  1. Honor
    • We welcome the uniqueness and honor the dignity of every person
    • We communicate openly, and we act with integrity
    • We develop the talents and abilities of one another​
  2. Compassion
    • We reach out to people in need and give comfort
    • We embrace those who are suffering
    • We nurture the well-being of one another and those we serve
  3. Justice
    • We believe everyone has a right to the basic needs of life
    • We join with others to work for the common good
  4. Excellence
    • We set the highest standards for ourselves and for our students
    • We strive to transform conditions for a better tomorrow while serving today’s needs
    • We celebrate and encourage the contributions of each other
  5. Citizenship
    • We believe that everything entrusted to us is for the common good
    • We strive to care wisely for our students, our staff, our resources, and the earth
  6. Integrity
    • We practice honesty, respect and courage in daily interactions
    • We believe in doing the right thing—even when no one is watching

Leadership and Accountability

Effective leadership and organizational systems, accountability and an engaged community are essential to student success.

​We Care About Your Child’s Success

  • We believe in demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement through collaboration and integrated decision-making.
  • We believe effective leadership is vital at all levels of the organization and will create student success.
  • We believe it is our duty to properly steward school resources through ethical behavior, compliance with the law, transparency of processes and sound fiscal controls.
  • We believe community partnerships and family engagement are fundamental to achieving and sustaining student success.
  • We believe in a school—including administration and support staff—that is dedicated to providing high-quality service in support of teaching and learning.