Bridges Academy

3921 Laurel Canyon Blvd.,
Studio City, CA, 91604-0914
Tel: (818)506-1091
Grades: 5 - 12 | 147 students
Bridges Academy is a college preparatory school dedicated to educating "twice-exceptional" students-gifted and highly-gifted with learning differences—in grades 5-12.
Bridges empowers its students to thrive academically and socially through small classes, differentiated instruction, and tolerance, creating an environment in which both gifts and differences are recognized and respected.
Individual learning profiles are created for each student.
The Bridges educational model is strength based and talent development driven.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Institute for Independent Education
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 5 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported AD/HD, NLD, learning differences
Year Founded 1994

Student Body

Total Students 147 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 3%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Bridges Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 8 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Doug Lenzini

Sports

Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Track and FieldBasketballCross Country,
Track and Field

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Band, Creative Writing, Model United Nations (MUN), Robotics, Studio Art Band, Robotics, Studio Art, Creative Writing,
Model United Nations (MUN),

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Campbell Hall School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Abc Little School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Paul's First Lutheran School (2 miles away)
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  • Studio City Abc Little School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    11728 Moorpark St
    Studio City , CA , 91604
    (818)766-5557
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.7  mi  |  81  students  |  Gr.  K-1
  • Valley Village Campbell Hall School
    (Episcopal)
    4533 Laurel Canyon Blvd
    Valley Village , CA , 91607
    (818)980-7280
    (Episcopal)
    0.9  mi  |  1108  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Studio City Emerson Academy For Arts & Sciences
    Special Education School
    12749 Ventura Blvd.
    Studio City , CA , 91604
    (818)761-4898
    Special Education School
    0.9  mi  |  14  students  |  Gr.  3-12
  • Studio City
    Harvard-Westlake School
    (Episcopal)
    3700 Coldwater Canyon Avenue
    Studio City , CA , 91604
    (818)980-6692
    (Episcopal)
    1.1  mi  |  1605  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Valley Village Briarwood Preschool & Kindergarten
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    12150 Riverside Dr
    Valley Village , CA , 91607
    (818)766-0700
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.1  mi  |  32  students  |  Gr.  K

School Reviews

  • Recommended June 01, 2012 - Bridges is a one of a kind school, much like it students. Before discovering Bridges, my son''s day was consumed with unraveling all the things that went wrong with it. He was misunderstood and often bullied by students and teachers alike. His gifted qualities singled him out as "different" and "strange". My son has been at Bridges for 3 years and our whole lives have changed. No longer do we "unravel" at the school days end. Bridges celebrates my son''s talents and embraces them as well as understanding the complex challenges that a 2E student faces . It has enriched all of our lives and given my son a safe place to thrive and move forward with confidence in. I highly recommend Bridges Academy. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended April 09, 2012 - Bridges is a school for quirky, gifted kids which enables them to thrive, socially and academically. The individual attention each student gets is impressive. Academic programs, while rigorous, are inspiring to the kids, and the school's lack of bullying, drugs, and peer pressure enables kids to focus on social, emotional and intellectual development, instead of this week's popularity crises. The facility, recently purchased, is lovely, with room to grow. I wouldn't say Bridges can compete with a 1,000 student school for variety of after school programs, or sports teams, but the low teacher/student ratio and sense of community more than make up for these deficits. A student here can feel more relaxed, and yet intellectually challenged. Most of my fellow Bridges parents have stopped agonizing about their child's quirkiness. Here these quirks are perceived as potential assets, not deficits. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended April 09, 2012 - Bridges Academy is a school for twice exceptional children. It is an amazing school -- one that teaches by using each student's strengths to overcome their weaknesses. It has been an unbelievably good experience to have teachers understand our child. This is a school that truly individuates its curriculum for each student. They have used what our son liked and got our son to take an interest in writing (which used to be a struggle despite being incredibly bright) and in other subjects. Bridges follows through and achieves an education that reaches, engages and fulfills the potential of its students. We are still astounded that Bridges actually does what it promises to do for our son. We could not be happier. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended April 09, 2012 - Bridges is outstanding! My son spent most of his school life before Bridges feeling alone and mis-understood. When he entered in 6th grade he was embraced and celebrated for his gifts and given a safe place to learn and grow. The small class size and teacher qualifications for working with 2e kids has made the classroom an entirely different place for my son. Every parent at Bridges understands the unique and often challenging issue's they must face with a 2e child. The parent body is supportive and understanding. I highly recommend this school. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended March 16, 2012 - Bridges Academy has been a perfect fit for our son. The classes are small and the teachers don't overburden the students with homework. He is thriving both academically and socially in a school that understands gifted students with learning differences. They also have a wonderful theater program that has helped him overcome his shyness. In just a few short years, he has gone from being painfully shy to belting out a solo in the school musical. And for the first time in his life he actually enjoys going to school. - Posted by Parent

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