The Bridge Academy

The Bridge Academy is a non profit independent school approved by the state of New Jersey for students with language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia.
Our special education program serves students ages 8-18 of average or higher intellectual potential and is the only school in New Jersey accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.
The school's mission is to empower students with learning disabilities to bridge the gap between potential and performance.
Bridge Academy uses research-based, classroom-proven techniques taught by experienced professionals to help students thrive in school and achieve academic success.
Currently 65 students are enrolled from 32 school districts (8 counties) in New Jersey and from nearby towns in Pennsylvania.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 3-12
  • Enrollment: 70 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $38,421
  • Average class size: 4 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 3-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Diagnosed Language-based, Dyslexia,
Year Founded
2003
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
70 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
57%
Average Class Size
4 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Admissions Director
Susan Morris

School Notes

  • The Bridge Academy educates and empowers students ages 8 to 18 with learning disabilities to reach their fullest potential through a comprehensive program which is developed around each child's individual needs.
  • The Orton-Gillingham approach/technique serves as the foundation of the language arts program utilizing a 3:1 student-staff ratio, while small group instruction spans across the curriculum.
  • Multi-sensory teaching techniques are employed to address individual learning styles as a way of establishing a supportive and nurturing environment to foster each student's academic and social growth. We provide a curriculum that includes language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music, physical education/health, computer applications, transitions, speech, counseling and occupational therapy, and the use of technology.
  • Students aged 14 and older are enrolled in a Career Orientations class designed to explore school to post school activities including post secondary education, vocational training and career exploration.
  • All content area curricula are aligned with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and follow the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Bridge Academy cost?
The Bridge Academy's tuition is approximately $38,421 for private students.
When is the application deadline for The Bridge Academy?
The application deadline for The Bridge Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 3-12
  • Enrollment: 70 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $38,421
  • Average class size: 4 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Mercer County, NJ is $28,077 for elementary schools and $34,831 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Mercer County, NJ is 56% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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