Willow Schools - Formerly Bridges Academy

Tel: (407)366-1099
Grades: 1-12 | 87 students
Willow Schools, formerly Bridges Academy, provides specialized instruction to students in grades 1-12 with diagnosed specific learning disabilities. Students participate in remedial learning activities selected to assist them in overcoming their learning deficits in reading, math, and written language. Willow Schools is accredited by Florida Council of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Council for Exceptional Children
Other associations(s) for exceptional children
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Grades Offered Grades 1-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, Language -based learning disabilities
Year Founded 2003

Student Body

Total Students 87 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 33%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 10 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $14,500
Tuition Notes 1st-7th Grades: $14,250 8th-12th Grades: $14,500
Admissions Director Alicia Metz
Admissions Associate Carla Brandt, M.S.

School Notes

  • Students diagnosed with learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, auditory processing disorders, mild speech and language impairments, and related academic learning disabilities benefit greatly from a specially selected and designed curriculum which allows them to become successful learners.
  • An Individual Education Plan (IEP) is developed for each student based on his/her academic and intellectual assessments.
  • Student to teacher ratio is 10:1 - reading and math groups average 7:1
  • Intensive remedial instructional programs and direct instruction are components of the students core instruction.
  • McKay Scholarship and Gardiner Scholarship (perviously known as the Personal Learning Scholarship Account) funds are accepted.

Profile last updated: 03/09/2016

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5.0 Stars   06/01/12
My son went here for one year the amount of progress he showed was amazing. This is the best school for any student with any kind of language disability. Great teachers and administration. My son made great friends and had no issues at this school, I would highly recommend this school.
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