The academic program at The Bridge Avenue School is relationship-driven. Small class size helps teachers get to know their students and students get to know their teachers. This relationship is important for student success. Open communication between the school, student, and student’s family is necessary for student success.
The academic program at The Bridge Avenue School is rigorous. We set high academic goals and believe all students can learn well when they are taught well. Research shows that students rise or fall to meet teacher expectations and our expectations are high for all students.
The academic program at The Bridge Avenue School is relevant. “When am I ever gunna need to know this?” While this is the mantra of many bored students, it is also a valid and important question. Science, history, and math content is connected to students’ life experiences to provide context.
We use the Core Knowledge Foundation’s curriculum model map that promotes high self-esteem resulting from successful learning and achievement. You can read more about the Core Knowledge Foundation at their website.
We use Saxon Math which has a good reputation for helping students who struggle with traditional math programs. Students work through their books at their own paces (daily math homework is required) and most students complete about two grade levels per year. You can read more about Saxon Math at their web site.
Creative teaching methods enable students to perform at high academic levels. Our students make up whole years of failed math classes, learn how to read well for the first time, and come to school even when they don't feel well, because success is so much better than staying in bed.