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Bridge Builder Academy Photo #1 - We build bridges to success daily. Our mission is to assist students with unique learning styles and challenges to maximize their academic potential through individualized and customized educational plans.
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Bridge Builder Academy Photo #1 - We build bridges to success daily. Our mission is to assist students with unique learning styles and challenges to maximize their academic potential through individualized and customized educational plans.
Bridge Builder Academy Photo #2 - Bridge Builder Academy students at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. Out of over 3,500 schools with submissions to the NASA HUNCH program, BBA students pictured here with an American Astronaut won first place in the competition.
Bridge Builder Academy Photo #3 - Bridge Builder Academy receiving proclamations from the Texas House of Representatives, The Texas Senate and Governor Greg Abbott, along with a wonderful welcome from Mayor of Richardson Paul Voelker!
Bridge Builder Academy Photo #4 - Photo of Judge Cyndi Wheless speaking to new families. Because of our Special Ed Certified teachers, we work successfully with children that have many different learning differences including ADD, ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, Anxiety, Auditory Processing Disorder, Dyslexia Dysgraphia Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Gifted & Talented, Language Processing Disorder, Memory struggles, TBI and many others.
Bridge Builder Academy Photo #5 - The educational options at Bridge Builder Academy are highly customized specifically for your child. Your child?'s learning needs, learning styles, learning methods, learning locations, learning personalities & even the best times of day and days of the week are designed around what is best for them. We customize the what, when, where, and how specially for your child.
Bridge Builder Academy Photo #6 - Not only do we teach our students in one-on-one, we have group classes also, to help our students develop social-emotional skills, learn to work collaboratively and to develop long lasting friendships.
Bridge Builder Academy Photo #7 - Every student at Bridge Builder Academy is recognized as unique so we take a unique approach to teaching each of them. In our unique one-on-one teaching, we customize ALL aspects of each student's learning from the number of hours, days of the week, number of days, even a unique customized curriculum specifically for each student taught one-on-one.
Bridge Builder Academy Photo #8 - Bridge Builder Academy will stop at nothing to ensure that each of our students reach their full potential. We are the ONLY accredited school in the United States that does not have a "standard curriculum" that can be modified, but for each student at BBA a unique curriculum is created with no limits.
Bridge Builder Academy Photo #9 - Bridge Builder Academy offers electives for our high school students from Metalurigy, to Science of Cooking, from Golf to Psychology. We believe that every student can learn and every student can love to learn.
Bridge Builder Academy Photo #10 - Bridge Builder Academy has had at least 3 different students that have been recognized as an Eagle Scout. We are proud to teach social engagement and for all of our students to be active in the community in which they live.
Most people know of at least one student whose unique needs are not being met by the traditional education system. Bridge Builder Academy customizes all aspects of your child's education to ensure that they are able to reach their full potential. Bridge Builder Academy is one of the Premier private school in the DFW area. We specialize in providing the highest quality of our Exclusive One-on-One instruction (never in groups) by customizing educational programs based on the individual needs of students. We develop programs based on the learning style and skill level of the student, not based on their grade level. Almost all of our teaching staff are CERTIFIED TEACHERS with many years experience. Our highly trained and qualified teachers work with students one-on-one, in the least restrictive and most comfortable environment, be it their home or our classrooms. Some of our students are required to work only for 2 to 3 hours a day, so that they can have time for their other assignments, such as tennis, golf, swimming, gymnastics, acting, music, or any other activity. Our teachers are experienced and in teaching kids with learning differences and gifted/talented as well. Fully Accredited with: - Cognia (Advanc-Ed) - North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement - Northwest Accreditation Commission - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission - NCAA - TEPSAC - Texas Private School Association

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 40 students
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 1 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Bridge Builder Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
: ADD, ADHD, Aspersers, students all across the Autism Spectrum, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, TBI, and Twice Exceptional, plus many other learning differences.
Year Founded
2006
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
40 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Bridge Builder Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
1:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
69%
Average Class Size
1 students
Advanced Courses
Art History, Calculus (AB & BC), Calculus AB 1, Calculus AB 2, Computer Science A, English Literature and Composition 1, English Literature and Composition 2, Environmental Science, Latin, Physics B, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History 1, U.S. History 2
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Because every child has an individualized learning plan the tuition varies depending on the Educational Option (Full Time K-12, Public/Private School Augmentation, Homeschool Assistance, Homework Support, Supplemental & Developmental Enrichment
% on Financial Aid
10%
Acceptance Rate
65%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Andrea Dellepiane
Admissions Associate
Teresa A. Bronsky

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Game Theory Club, NASA HUNCH, Robotics Club, Strategy Game Club

School Notes

  • Every student is taught one-on-one with a teacher at their level.
  • Bridge Builder Academy is a Full-Time Private School, Home School Support, Public School Supplementary and Tutoring Center all in one.
  • Our students spend only 3 to 6 hours per day in the classroom
  • The average teacher is a CERTIFIED and HIGHLY QUALIFIED.  We also have several COLLEGE PROFESSORS who teach our students with us.
  • We teach students that do not fit into traditional and/or private schools for many different reasons. 
  • We teach students with learning differences.
  • We teach students who are Gifted and Talented.
  • We teach students that are "professional children" (these are children that are already working a careers, such as actors, actresses, singers, ice skaters, ballet dancer, or a career that simply doesn't permit them to attend traditional style schools for their education.)
  • We offer DUAL CREDIT courses.
Fully Accredited with: - Advanc-Ed - North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement - Northwest Accreditation Commission - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Bridge Builder Academy?

The acceptance rate of Bridge Builder Academy is 65%, which is lower than the national average of 85%. Bridge Builder Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Texas with low acceptance rates.

What is Bridge Builder Academy's ranking?

Bridge Builder Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for: Lowest average acceptance rates.

When is the application deadline for Bridge Builder Academy?

The application deadline for Bridge Builder Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
Bridge Builder is a wonderful school with a terrific legacy of helping students just like my 2 kids. I will forever be thankful for their help. Both my kids graduated from college (the University of Missouri and the University of Texas in Austin) because of the effects of the staff and teachers at Bridge Builder Academy.
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5  
This school changed my daughter's life. Before Bridge Builder Academy my daughter's future looked grim. My daughter is a 2e (twice exceptional) student and most schools have no clue how to teach a student that is both highly gifted and yet has learning struggles. The teachers and staff at Bridge Builder Academy helped and supported me as a parent while preparing my daughter for her future in a compassionate and understanding way that we had never experienced in any other school, private or public. I highly recommend them and I believe they can help you and your child just like they helped us and our daughter.
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5  
I highly recommend Bridge Builder Academy. Our son enjoyed the school environment, all of the teachers, and the encouragement he received daily from everyone at the school. This was the best choice we could have made for my son's education. We are so proud that he has graduated and can continue his education at the next level.
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5  
The shining proof for us that this was the perfect school for our son was the change in his behavior at school. He was in Special Education from pre-k to 7th grade in GISD. We had countless ARDs, Evaluations, meetings, and behavior plans. He would still lose his temper and have outbursts that would cause damage to school property. At Bridge Builder Academy, he NEVER had a single outburst. This is the single most substantial proof to us that BBA cares deeply about every one of their students and will tailor make a curriculum for your student! Our son just finished his school career at BBA and we will miss seeing them as we felt like it was a family-type relationship!
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5  
I might be biased, but Bridge Builder Academy helped me so much. I hated school before I came here, but this staff changed it for me. Everything was customized to my needs, so even when I had medical issues, I didn't fall behind. I graduated in 2021 and already miss my teachers so much, but I am doing well at college due to this school.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 40 students
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 1 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Dallas County, TX is $12,398 for elementary schools and $15,285 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Dallas County, TX is 78% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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