The Bridge Academy

Tel: (609)844-0770
  • The Bridge Academy is an 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 in New Jersey and from nearby towns in Pennsylvania.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.ASAH Private Special Education
Orton Gillingham Academy of Practioners and Educators
Grades OfferedGrades 3-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDiagnosed Language-based, Dyslexia,
Year Founded2003

Student Body

Total Students70 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 30%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
57%
Average Class Size4 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$38,421
Admissions DirectorSusan 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.

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