Golden Bridge Academy

  • Located in Lima, Ohio, Golden Bridge Academy is a non-profit, private school for students in pre-school through 6th grade.
  • The premise behind the teaching at GBA is that all children learn at their own rate.
  • When given the opportunity to do this there is a genuine and lasting love of learning that is instilled at an early age and extends throughout life.
  • At Golden Bridge learning is hands on and developmentally appropriate.
  • Our mission is to help students learn in an environment that stimulates them to move, explore, have self-directed choices and a sense of competence in each of the completed activities.
  • In addition each student should have inner control over their emotions and be able to cognitively and emotionally start at their skill level and progress at their own rate.

School Overview

Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-1
Year Founded1997

Student Body

Total Students87 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Golden Bridge Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size13 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform-Khaki pants, white top)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,980
Tuition NotesDiscounts are available. Tuition can be paid in 10 or 12 monthly payments.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKaren Beard
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lima
    Grades: PK-8 | 178 students
    1.4 miles
    1311 N Main St
    Lima, OH 45801
    (419) 222-0431
    1.4 PK-8
  • Lima
    Grades: NS-12 | 246 students
    2.2 miles
    982 Brower Rd
    Lima, OH 45801
    (419) 227-1644
    2.2 NS-12

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Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Ohio is $5,177 for elementary schools and $9,760 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Ohio is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).