Bridges Middle School is a non-profit independent school serving fifth through eighth graders with learning disabilities such as ADHD, ADD, ASD, or executive functioning difficulties. The school is designed to meet the academic and social needs of these students, as many of them have been victims of bullying in previous schools. These students gain the academic, social, and self-advocacy skills necessary to succeed in school and at home.
The school tries to create a supportive environment for their students by striving to maintain a student to teacher ratio of nine to one or lower. This allows for individualized assistance, and the ability to tailor each lesson to build on the strengths and creative needs of of each student. Bridges offers a range of social and emotional support to every child and his or her family. The teachers, counselors, and administrators come from a wide variety of backgrounds with a diverse array of expertise.
Students at Bridges Middle School enjoy a typical middle school curriculum that is transformed to meet the needs of these students. The core academic curriculum includes classes in reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science. Additional classes include fitness, organizational skills, keyboarding, and art therapy. Bridges’ students also benefit from a variety of enrichment courses as well as educational and cultural field trips.
Bridges Middle School was featured on PRP.fm as part of our award-winning Community Voices series. The podcasts, featuring key members of the organization, are below.
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