To accomplish this mission we:
The following values guide our learning program and community:
Our school is rooted in families and teachers working together with respect and gratitude to forge connections with each other and the larger community. We strive to communicate effectively, promote mentorship and empathy, resolve conflicts and act responsibly in support of our community.
Compassion starts with listening, understanding and believing in others' good intentions. We respect and value all individuals for their unique needs and strengths.
Being fearless in voicing one's thoughts and ideas is essential to learning; so is being able to listen effectively to others. We support both at The Bridge School.
Human beings have an innate desire to connect with nature; outdoor experiences in and outside the classroom make learning concrete, recognizable and normalize being outside. We encourage environmental stewardship to preserve this for all to enjoy.
Learning by doing helps ideas make sense in a practical, meaningful way. Regular field trips, student-inspired projects and hands-on education are integral parts of The Bridge School curriculum.
Multi-age learning opportunities allow for flexible student groupings based on developmental readiness rather than age. This encourages mentorship among the students and fosters patience and collaboration in the classroom.