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Newbridge School

Private | K-8 | 70 students

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $406,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,540.

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Posted May 16, 2010

Interested Parents, The review posted April 20, 2010 was obviously from a dissatisfied family, which does happen, but the information stated is not correct. We provide feedback weekly via paper and/or email documentation, we most definitely do allow observations (but not on a constant basis), and the school has an email system that connects parents directly to faculty on a daily basis. This review was submitted by the parent of a child whose enrollment was terminated after many months of attempting to work with the family. If you have questions regarding any of her comments, please call or come in to see the systems we have in place. Sincerely, Steven Mayo

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Posted July 29, 2014

NewBridge has genuine rich virtues which are timeless in American educational history. The intimate scale of the school houses painted "oh so red" surrounded by mature trees and governed by one of the most caring school directors in California gives NewBridge exceptional distinction in the school's quest to support all children with learning hardships. Our daughter with dyslexia spent four years at this wonderful institution beginning with fourth grade and we watched her blossom. Although we don't live near Poway and the commute can be challenging, it is the end result that takes our breath away. We urge other families to seek out this superb school and admire this school's beautiful modesty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2011

Newbridge has been a Godsend for our son. Not only did they give him the academic boost that he needed, but also the organizational skills that will take him through high school. Our once dejected son now beems with confidence. We are so grateful to Steve and the incredible staff at Newbridge.
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Posted March 16, 2011

NewBridge made the difference in my son... My son started NewBridge the summer before going into 4th grade and he is now in 8th grade. Since day one I saw a difference in him; he was happy to go to school, he takes pride in his work and he loves to learn. All this is because of all the teachers and staff at NewBridge!!! Words can not express how grateful and thankful I am to have found NewBridge. My son is a confident young man and eager to learn. He has the tools to succeed if he desires. Thank you Mr. Mayo and NewBridge..
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Posted November 9, 2010

As a former teacher at NewBridge School, I can tell you that it is a dream come true for any student who needs a little extra support. Education is truly individualized, as the staff works tirelessly with each student to help him or her find learning strategies that work best for them. Teachers not only collaborate with each other, but also with parents, Speech and Language, and Occupational Therapy, to ensure that all bases are being covered. NewBridge's safe and nurturing environment allows students to feel confident enough to identify their strengths and weaknesses, and to take ownership of their education. The campus is beautiful, the kids are happy, and everyone who tours the school says I want to go here! It was a breath of fresh to come to work, and the philosophy and attitude of the school's leaders is nothing short of incredible. I can't sing its praises enough!


Posted May 16, 2010

New Bridge, their adminstration and staff have been a key element of our son's academic success. We were scared and worried about what to do when our son was diagnosed with a learning disorder. New Bridge was recommended by our speech therapist. Our son attended from the summer after his 1st grade thru 8th grade. The coping skills, learning techniques and confidence he gained was invaluable. Our son is now a junior in a public high school, earning a better than 3.8 grade point and is getting minimal extra academic support. Our son himself, had very much to do with his own success to date, but we are convinced that New Bridge helped build his foundation.
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Posted April 20, 2010

Run, don't walk from this school! Very poor communication from the teachers and especially the principal/owner. Teachers are afraid to speak freely because of principal. There are better choices for your special needs child. Pretends to be a supportive environment, but isn't. You cannot view a class (per state law) because the owner/principal will not let you. Not electronics friendly - no updates on homework or class activities via email. If your child struggles with organizational skills - they will be the only conduit for everything. It's a joke.
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Posted April 17, 2010

My son attended NewBridge for 8 years starting the summer before first grade. He has a central processing disorder and delayed language. The teachers at NewBridge are dedicated and outstanding, but what lifts NewBridge head & shoulders above all the other schools is the vision and commitment of Steve Mayo and Margaret Shefitc. They will not accept anything less than success for their students and provide the necessary framework to accomplish it. They stress learning strategies which my son has taken into high school with great success.
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Posted March 7, 2010

Thanks to NewBridge my son went from four years behind grade level to an independent learner in public high school. He is Diploma bound for next year and passed his exit exam on the first attempt. Thank you NewBridge for believing in my son !
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Posted March 5, 2010

Attending Newbridge was a wonderful experience for my daughter. She transferred there as a fourth grader and immediately felt welcomed by both the staff and students. The school fosters a sense of belonging and celebration of differences. They help the students set lofty goals; and then help them to achieve those goals through the right combination of nurturing and high expectations. Newbridge kids work very hard and learn to be responsible for their own learning.
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12285 Oak Knoll Road
Poway, CA 92064
Phone: (858) 679-5744

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