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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 - 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 #3 - 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 #4 - Bridge Builder Academy is one of the Premier educational establishments in Texas. With our Exclusive one on one approach we have been successfully building bridges to academic success for 9 years for students across the DFW area. We have a rolling admission process. New students can be enrolled throughout the year when space and a certified teacher are available.
Bridge Builder Academy Photo #5 - "Under the skilled leadership of co-owner and Head of School Teresa Bronsky, Bridge Builder Academy has earned a reputation over the past decade as one of the leading private institutions of primary and secondary education in the Dallas/Fort Worth area..." - A recent Proclamation from the Texas House of Representatives
Bridge Builder Academy Photo #6 - 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 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 have MASTERS DEGREES and are CERTIFIED TEACHERS. 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: - Advanc-Ed - North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement - Northwest Accreditation Commission - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission.

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School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Council for Exceptional Children
Other associations(s) for exceptional children
Other special emphasis association(s)
AdvancED
Texas Association of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
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 Founded2006
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students37 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio1:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
100%
Average Class Size1 students
Number of AP Courses15 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesArt 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
Average SAT score1130
Average ACT score29
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesBecause 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
Acceptance Rate
55%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMichelle Hoover
Admissions AssociateTeresa A. Bronsky

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Game Theory Club, Robotics Club, Strategy Game Clu

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 2 to 4 hours per day in the classroom
  • Our teachers have MASTERS DEGREES and are CERTIFIED and HIGHLY QUALIFIED.  We also have COLLEGE PROFESSORS that are accessible to teach our students.
  • 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 and AP 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
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