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K-5
Public charter
Miami, FL
Students enrolled: 348

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10700 Southwest 56th Street
Miami, FL 33165

(305) 271-3109
(305) 271-5315
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October 30, 2014
Our children have been at the school for a few years now. We can honestly say that this year has been a huge change. The new administration and the turnaround of the school is a wonderful way to start the year. We can't wait to see what else is in store for our children. Very happy with the transformation.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2014
I love this school! My daughter entered into 3rd grade and my son started Kinder this year and we are very excited with the new school year! This year they made several changes but it's been such a smooth transition. You can only see they've made wonderful improvements and replacements. The staff are great, very professional and they particularly have a great eye for picking amazing teachers. There are new programs (sports and academically related) this year, which is exciting! My daughter always tells me how much she loves her school! This is what every parent wants to hear and a confirmation that as a parent you made the right choice. I am confident that the school management team will continue making positive choices that will only benefit the students. Looks like the teachers have been well trained and are prepared to implement the new curriculums, which eases my concerns. They've also added security and upgraded classroom equipment and more! Great start to a new year!

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2014
I am very PLEASED with the start of this school year. Wow what a drastic change its truly has been a full turn around. My kids love their teachers. The new Principal is amazing, the AP is amazing as well. Great way to start the year! We are very lucky.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2014
Out with the old and in with the new... Yahoo! No more drama; happy to give the new team a chance to meet and great, enrich and teach our children and start fresh. I have no reason to jump ship. All my best from a vet parent. Amen. Happy summer!

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
I too am looking forward to the new school year, but I disagree with the previous review regarding the previous administration. The previous administration was entirely professional and attentive at every level, especially when it came to academics. I have decided to give the new administration a chance, but a newly remodeled school is not my concern, unless an indoor lunchroom is added. Quality and consistency of education is the most important. As to the countless families, teachers, administrators and staff that left, I understand their decision and wish them well. They will truely be missed and were all key players in establishing the great community sense we have ALL have enjoyed here. "IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD." Disappointed and saddened in the sentiment expressed in previous review. In every school when there is change their is drama, but to publicly thank the parents that left for giving up their seat shows the type of new families we may be getting and that there is more drama coming our way. I hope it works out but I am definitely looking at all my options. The new administration has big shoes to fill and I wish them well.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
It truly saddens me to read the previous review regarding the school s run down administration. They were a very hard-working and superb group of people that tried their hardest to make sure every persons needs were met while still keeping their work very professional. It baffles me how a new parent coming into this new school year has so much to say about the previous administration. Especially how they know that a multitude of kids as well as staff members have left the school this year when I (a parent that has been in this school for 4 years) did not know about these events until very recently. I don t understand how the administration could have been so unsatisfactory when this school has been an A school for the past 4 years, as a result of the same staff that has been receiving such negative comments. The administration as well as the teachers, staff, and parents have been a fantastic asset to the school thus far, and it is a shame to watch The Village come apart. Nonetheless, I wish nothing but the best to the new coming administration and staff and hope that they one day too, get to raise the bar higher than what the preceding administration has left behind.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2014
I resent all the negative comments that are posted regarding the PTA. Being part of the PTA requires a lot of time, hard work and dedication. As an involved parent, I will say that I joined the PTA to make sure that all the funds raised would REALLY go back to the children. We always alternate our meeting (morning/evening) to help with everyone s schedule. Unfortunately, the same handfuls of parents are the ones that volunteer or attend our meetings. How much is raised and how the funds are used has never been a secret. If would ve attended our meeting, you would know that a copy of the Treasures report is always handed out. We truly ask parents to please volunteer, help and participate with the PTA. If you are concern, please get involved and participate with the elections. That is the only way that you will really know what is happening behind the scene.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2014
My husband and I were so excited our preschooler was going to attend Bridgeprep Academy South this Fall. We went through the whole enrollment process and received our BAS acceptance letter, then soon after came student registration at the South Campus but a week later an emergency meeting for the parents of the Kindergartens was called to inform us that all of the Kindergarten classes are being moved to a new location where the meeting was held at St. Catherine's Catholic Church to make room for the expansion of the 7th grade classes. I am still shocked and disappointed, my husband and I believe that Smart Starts Management provided false advertisment-misleading you by signing up for the South Campus location and then forcing the child to attend another location for only the Kindergarten classes. No concern for the child only the bottom line; add more grades so, more students bodies can be added in order to make more money. Smart Starts Management you give Charter schools a bad name!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2014
I agree with the sentiment of other parents here, things at Bridgepoint have definitely taken a marked turn for the worse. The move to add a middle school has overwhelmed the school's already strained resources. The PTA and Management company raise money endlessly, but I agree with other parents, where that money goes is not clear. The PTA has never released the results of fundraising, how they spend the money is not visible, and they rarely have meetings where you could go ask them. The PTA is very much a clique, with a handful of women that run it, and all look out for eachother. We have tried talking with the management company and PTA and all we have been met with is aggression and disrespect. My daughter eats lunch at 10:30 AM, outside under a hut. She tells us often how they are rushed to eat quickly so that other kids could eat. The facility simply cannot handle the demand. We personally know some of the teachers and the reports they've shared with us in confidence are scary. Profit over education, that's apparently the Bridgepoint way. It's sad, it was such a great school. We are seriously considering taking out child out.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2014
This will be our last year at BPA. This was a difficult decision we had to make as parents to say the least, but, we believe it is in the best interest of our child. We were skeptical when they announced that they were expanding into a middle school, but gave this year a chance. Sadly, it seems that this school both in structure and staff cannot support the needs as a growing school. Decisions like eliminating a cafeteria has made them use a very small picnic area that decreases the amount of how many students can eat lunch at the same time. Lunch sessions begin as early as 10:00am. We are not confident that the teachers and staff are content, there has been a large turnover in the last couple years. Some have even left mid-year creating an issue of stability for the students. Important programs and clubs are very limited because of the lack of resources, deal breaker for us.Some clubs met only twice the entire year.This has made us question where all the fundraising money has gone? My hope is that the school uses reviews to better the school and not dismiss the issues that are affecting the parents view of the school. We are moving on to another school but wish them all the best.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2014
I am part of the PTA and are proud of all the work we do for te school. It amazes me how much parent participation we have. Parent organizations are a big part of what makes a school reach it's fullest potential. We work hard to do all we can do to make things better and better. The staff are great and the students truly love going to school. School is fun and they learn so much. The activities are great and help break things up for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2014
I am so happy to see the school growing throgh 8th grade. I am a middle school mom this year and thrilled with the staff. The kids can really relate to them and they make learnign challenging yet fun for the students. Interventions are provided to the students who need help and enrichment provided to the advanced students. There is a great balance! I have a child who benefits from the interventions and another who benefits from the advanced classes. It is really priceless to have such a great school.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2014
I had a daughter who graduated and now her sister is back and we love it just the same or more. I do not see any truth to the negative posts. It appears to me those must be false posts. The school, the management, the PTA, the GALA committee, the aftercare, and the enrichments are all great! It is literally just like a private school. Do not let anyone tell you differently. Just go see it for yourself, take a tour and meet the staff. GREAT environment! A school! Glad to be part of it all.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2014
Proud parent of BPA. We are part of the baseball team and to us it is like an extension of our family. We are a really close grop of families that really care and are really involved in the school, our children's education, and all of the activities. We are happy that the school is expanding each year to get us through 8th grade. It is a small school with 300 or so students. My family and our children love it here. The academics are serious, the sports are great, the staff, students, families and environment awesome!

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2014
I am a cheer mom and have nothing more than great things to say about the school! My daughter is excelling academically and in sportsmansip as well. It has been such a great experience to be part of an A rated school with such a great sports program as well. The students are like a family. Everyone know everyone and parents and staff go out of their way to be helpful. I reccommend this school all the time. Unfortunately the demand to get in is huge and few spots open up each year, most are taken up by siblings and few if any open up in the higher grades. Looking forward to future plans for expansion.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2014
All about profit... The teachers are very good they seem to either be new and still have a vocation for teaching or have tenure and love what they do. Unfortunately, the management of this school is poor at best and it is clear that there is preferential treatment of kids who matter to the bottom line (those whose parents donate/fund-raise the most. Even if you are involved be prepared to be overlooked if you don't have funds or connections that matter to them. THIS IS A BUSINESS

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2014
best decision i ever made to was to pull my kids out of this school. this is the perfect example of how giving a corporation money to run a school is not always a good idea. The bottom line is profits and it is apparent in everything they do and how the school is run.

- submitted by a community member
March 15, 2014
The TEACHERS are AMAZING! BUT! The management company that runs the charter school is an utter disaster! Horrendous and unhelpful attitudes, plan ridiculous time consuming events that are NOT educationally focused! They should open up a event planning company, not run a school. These kids need to be challenged academically not socially. The Principal is running TWO schools and does not have the energy to make the commitment it needs for improvement. It began to become overwhelmed with the additional students this year and the quality has suffered. The next two years, as they expand into 7th and 8th grade, it will only get worse :( Such a shame for the sake of MONEY they are making poor decisions. The best teachers are whispering of leaving :( I don't want to change my sons school for his stability but seriously considering it. Lastly, don't even bother getting involved in the PTA its run by the management companies friends, lol.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2014
Im very disasppointed with this school. The kids are not challenged enough and the principle can care less for the overachievers. They spend more time planning and executing mindless events then they do preparing our kids to be at the top of the class. it also concens me that when I pick up my child from the after school program kids are roaming the hallways unattended. Needless to saythe principle needs to step up and prepare our kids to be leaders. recognize talented kids and introduce programs to standout. cut back on the custom parties and implement more activities to challenge their minds. are s are roamingthe wallsways

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2013
The teachers and staff are in touch with every aspect of the students' progress. The communication between the school and the parents is excellent. Strong curriculum and very knowledgeable teachers..LOVE IT!!

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2013
My child has been going to Bridgepoint South since it first opened its doors. They have had great teachers however, many of those great teachers have left due to the Principal and/or management issues. Even though my child has been happy in this school and as a parents I love the fact that it is a small school and everyone is very acquainted with each other, I believe there is some major issues with the Principal and/or management too. They need a new Principal who understands every child's needs and who is more "updated" with today's education. One who is not manipulated by management and/or afraid to stand up when he/she has a strong opinion on what needs to be done in order for the school to succeed. I am very doubtful that my child will continue to attend this school if changes are not made within the next school year.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2013
Great school, teachers are very educated and well organized. I've had my child in this school since he was in Kinder and he is doing extremely good. He learns something new everyday and seems to enjoy learning. Parking is way better than what I've heard at other schools. I would definately recommend this school to anyone and everyone.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2013
My child's love for his school is a true reflection of the dedication that all Bridgepoint teachers and staff have. The small school approach is so wonderful. Everyone knows each other and there is a true sense of community. The academics are very challenging and seem to always be of great importance to the school. Overall, I can sincerely say that the school has exceeded my expectations! I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2013
Pleased with the school! The teachers and staff are wonderful. We could not be happier with the great education our son is receiving And we are pleased with the learning enviroment our son is surrounded with. The principal shows excellent leadership and takes great pride in her school!

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2013
Bridgepoint downtown. My child is happy in the school, he makes friends easy and absorbs everything he is taught. However, I agree with another parent, the main office seems overwhelmed and unorganized, they are not very receptive to parents concerns or requests. The aftercare program is the MOST UNORGANIZED, the staff is nice and friendly but lacks structure and/or experience. They don't really track who sings the pick up sheet and anyone could potentially take off with any kid; they also can't keep up with children's behavior, they report a problem but can't tell exactly what happened or who did what. If parental involvement is really strong, they should work with the parents in addressing some of these issues.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2012
Good school, strong academics so far. My child is very adaptable but yes, she loves going to school and transferred from a private school. Too bad the Village Green school lost Mrs Bosque this year, she was an outstanding principal and is sorely missed.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2012
Bridgepoint Academy Downtown Campus.They are very UNORGANIZED, staff is nice but they seem to be overwhelmed. Good atmosphere for the kids but academics are light. Not a good school for a child that needs constant challenges or advanced programs. I am already looking for other school options.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2012
My children have been attending Bridgepoint Academy for the past two years. The atmosphere of the school is like a private school. The classroom sizes are small and they offer many family events to encourage a family oriented environment. The teachers and staff care so much for the kids, are professional, and are attentive to their needs. Our children love going to school, they love their teachers and they feel motivated and encouraged. The school offers art, music, Spanish and enrichments after school. I would recommend this charter school to anyone wishing a private environment that is publicly funded.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2012
My children have been attending Bridgepoint Academy for the past two years. I have been so impressed by the staff of the school. They truly know my children by name and are very attentive to their needs. I would recommend this charter school to anyone wishing a private environment that is publicly funded.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2012
My daughter is in Kinder in the downtown campus. She transfered from a private setting . She has had a great year. The atmosphere of the school is the same feel as the private school my other child attends. The parent involvement is very strong. The teachers and staff are very professional.It is exactly what this neighborhood need. A great public option.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2012
We are very happy with Bridgepoint Academy's Administration and teachers. Our kids have flourished since they started in August 2010. It was a hard adjustment, but the teacher's really help the kids with the change of a new school and the more demanding curriculum. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for great teacher's and small setting.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2012
We have been at the school for two years now and couldn't be happier! Our children love going to school, they love their teachers and they feel motivated and encouraged. Its a safe and loving environment. As a parent I am always encouraged by staff & teachers to get involved and participate in school activities. There are many family events offered through the school year to encourage and foster a family oriented environment. The administration, staff, teachers and management team are very accessible should you have any concerns or questions. Highly recommend!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2012
I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THE SCHOOL, I RECOMMEND TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY ALL THE TIME, MY CHILD ENJOYS GOING TO SCHOOL AND SHE IS LEARNING IN A GREAT ENVIRONMENT

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2012
The school is terrific! The teachers, staff, and PTA are great. The kids love going to school and enjoy the extracurricular activities that are offered after school. Aftercare is wonderful as well. We could not ask for more.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2011
My child loves the school...the teachers are wonderful and they drive for excellence...what more can a parent want? A great afterschool program...check!

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2011
Disappointed. School owes my daughter money since May as of yet funds not received. Seems to be more interest in Money than in Child.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2011
School itself is well kept. Great parents and teachers. Lacks on the administrative part it seem to me that the school is being left behind in order to open other schools in Miami. Many promise given from the management company none met as of yet.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2011
This is a wonderful school. The teachers are excellent. The administration is wonderful. My children feel safe and enjoy coming to school! We have a great PTA. The parental involvement is superb.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2011
Great environment and structure, we highly recommend this school, excellent place my kids are very happy.

- submitted by a parent
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Bridgeprep Academy South
10700 Southwest 56th Street, Miami, FL  33165
(305) 271-3109
Last modified Bridgeprep Academy South is a Charter school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bridgeprep Academy South Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top