Welcome to The Bridge Academy website! Our goal is to provide you with a variety of information about the many facets of our school and successful means to educate students with language based learning disabilities.
The Bridge Academy is designed to effectively help students "bridge the gap between their potential and performance." Our school is well known and respected for its unique ability to remediate student weaknesses, encourage independent learning strategies and help maximize academic potential. Our students are best described as "bright students who learn differently." Students come to our multiple building campus for individualized education tailored for students with diagnosed learning disabilities such as dyslexia and attention deficit disorder. These students are of average to above average intelligence but thrive and learn best in more accommodating educational settings. Our educational expertise brings students from over twenty five different school districts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania to access our resources.
The Bridge Academy's low student-teacher ratio of 3:1 is a key component of the school's approach to teaching. That, coupled with our classroom use of the Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory teaching approach, helps ensure that the student's learning potential will be maximized. Our curriculum parallels that of New Jersey's public schools, but the small classes, hands-on techniques and directly taught organization and study skills help ensure that our students succeed. Our teachers take full advantage of our wooded property and stream to design authentic learning experiences for the students. We provide the right environment where students can relax, feel comfortable to take academic risks and learn. When students transition to other schools or graduate our goal is to have them prepared to compete and succeed with their non-disabled peers.
A hallmark of The Bridge Academy is the commitment, collegiality and depth of knowledge of the staff and faculty. The teachers consistently show sensitivity and understanding to our students as they learn together. We believe in sharing our effective methodology and our faculty members are regular presenters at local and national educational conferences.
You'll find The Bridge Academy to be a student centered, academically challenging school with clear expectations and learning foundations. We celebrate each child's talents, successes and build upon a strong community including students, parents, family members, child study team members and professionals.
Susan K. Morris