"Gifted Education"
Students enrolled 135
Hours 8:15 AM - 2:45 PM
School leader Dona Kaufman
Transportation options Yes
District Bridges Community Academy
Before school no info
After school Yes

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190 St Francis Ave
Tiffin, OH 44883

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(419) 455-9295
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4 stars
Based on 22 ratings

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July 26, 2014
I love this school! My son attended BCA last year and I am so glad to have found this school. I love the teachers and you can really tell they love their jobs. It's obvious that they WANT to be there. I spent many days in the classroom and I can assure you that no one is being bullied. The teachers are extremely fair and polite! I enjoy the fact that I can be apart of my son's education. I have been to many schools and I felt like the school office was the furthest you could go, like I wasn't allowed to see him in his room except for Open House. I felt like an outsider. This school,BCA, welcomes you in with a smile and are very quick to answer any questions.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2014
I love this school! My son attended BCA last year and I am so glad to have found this school. I love the teachers and you can really tell they love their jobs. It's obvious that they WANT to be there. I spent many days in the classroom and I can assure you that no one is being bullied. The teachers are extremely fair and polite! I enjoy the fact that I can be apart of my son's education. I have been to many schools and I felt like the school office was the furthest you could go, like I wasn't allowed to see him in his room except for Open House. I felt like an outsider. This school,BCA, welcomes you in with a smile and are very quick to answer any questions.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2014
this is a horrible school were teachers harass and bully the students. It is an awful environment and would not recommend anyone to attend this school. this school is for expelled kids now

- submitted by a community member
April 29, 2014
The tours from BCA Student Ambassadors last Friday, April 25th at the Open Door Friday were awesome. Comments from 23 visitors included: All my questions were answered. It was great to see the school in action. My son actually enjoys school for once, thank you! Guides were excellent, great school, nice and clean. Very impressed and reassured that my granddaughter is in great hands. I am impressed with the staff and students at BCA.

- submitted by a community member
April 29, 2014
At BCA I have the opportunity to witness so many successes. Children come to us from all different backgrounds, each child bringing his or her own gifts. It brings us such joy to watch the students develop and grow. We are mighty proud of our school. Come to our Open Door Friday on May 16th, 9 - 10:30 am or 1:00 - 2:00 pm see what Bridges Community Academy can do for your children.

- submitted by a teacher
April 29, 2014
Bridges Community Academy has a very pleasant atmosphere. Everyone works together to get things done.

- submitted by a teacher
April 29, 2014
Bridges continues to be an excellent school for our children. Our children continue to be challenged daily in there academics and their development of friendships that will last them a lifetime. Children are encouraged to work at their own pace and both of our children are working above grade level. Keep up the great work that staff and students are doing.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
I brought my son to Bridges because of his unique learning needs. He is very smart, but struggles with social issues. Without labeling him, Bridges was able to help him learn, and enjoy learning. He has fabulous supports from both his classroom teachers, and the intervention specialist. Any time I have a question, they are very quick to answer. The whole staff makes me feel very welcome whenever I visit, and also welcomes my participation in the classroom, and values my opinion of him as a parent who really knows my own son. I would definitely recommend Bridges to any family.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
I love the smaller classrooms and the attention my child receives from his teachers...They are very gifted teachers and alot of years experience at what they do .also they are here because they love what they do and it shows!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
I love the small classroom size. The teachers are very knowledgeable with many years experience. They love what they do and it shows!!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
This school has given many opportunities to students and parents to better their learning. I have seen great success in all that have been here and were able to go through our system. Many great kids along with their parents have pasted through these doors!!

- submitted by a teacher
April 29, 2014
A great learning environment for all who attend. I see students enter in from all realms of life...poverty to wealthy beyond means, learning disabled to gifted, within town to carpooled in....despite whatever brings them here they are united. These students, for the most part, are the ones who would never have achieved anywhere or even finished, but at BCA even what may seem like a minuscule accomplishment is a celebrated moment as it is the student population to define its own success. Yes, we follow ODE common core but they own it...the students take it and apply it to current day and make it their own learning....what better way to celebrate than to define what makes one successful and then make it a reality....truth is everywhere else the doors for opportunity would have been shut to "these" students, but here the opportunities for learning are endless and achievement is measurable AND attained...what better reason to celebrate and find out what we are all about!

- submitted by a teacher
April 04, 2014
The reviews on here are really weird. I moved to Bridges from a public school. I was constantly being bullied and talked down on by fellow students. At BCA they have a zero tolerance for bullying and that's one of the best things about this school. Most of my classmates are nice people who get along with each other. We joke around but it's never bullying. Since I've been there I haven't seen any type of sexual harassment or language as one reviewer said. Yes, it is a work at your own pace type of school but for anyone who wants to do well in life, you'll use that to your advantage. The teachers are phenomenal and will help you whenever you need it. We get to go outside for 30 minutes a day and that's nice since we're all inside for a few hours and one day a week we have yoga and that's cool. The lunches aren't great but the lunch room and workers do wear hairnets and gloves so it IS sanitary unlike other reviews are saying. Overall, this is a great school to send your kid.

- submitted by a community member
March 19, 2014
Would highly recommend this school for your children. The depth and breadth of curriculum, caring staff an availability of information online makes me feel comfortable sending my child.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2013
bridges community academy fails in its mission to equip students with the necessary tools to succeed, with an environment that encourages students to take shortcuts rather than learning and coddles them to the point where they become entirely dependent on others its flexibility of "working at one's own pace" only gives students excuses to procrastinate as long as they are able to push teachers and faculty, and despite initially being marketed as a "gifted" student's alternative to public schooling options, there are very few students who choose to "work ahead" at their own discretion as poor as i believe public schooling to be, i believe that it is a better option for parents to send their children to local public schools than bridges community academy if they are more interested in their students' long-term success in life

- submitted by a community member
March 23, 2011
This school used to be a great place to be. Now it is horrible. It has changed so much, it's very sad. It's not about the children anymore. There is a horrible bullying problem, and the verbal sexual harrassment runs rampant. The students can pretty much say whatever they want to each other in the middle of a "class" and nothing is said. The conditions of the kitchen/lunchroom are less than satisfactory. The food service is anything but sanitary. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2011
I really like this school. I moved from a public school. This school is good, when you get a good test grade, the teacher gives you a high five sometimes! They actually help you learn, they use their time to help you. The only down sides about this school is the lunch lady, most of the kids are very different and 'walk time'. The lunch lady always has greasy hair, sometimes doesn't wear gloves when serving the food, burps & laughs and wears really tight shirts. Most kids here have dissablities. It is weird, they crawl around on the floor, some pick fights all the time and others walk around playing their DS & DSi's all day. Walk time is another bad thing about this school, we have to walk around in a circle for a half hour and can't stop. Alot of the teachers there are fake. They talk badly about students behind their backs and act like their best friend to their face. The best teachers there are probably the team five girl teacher and the team four girl teacher that teaches science. 1 teacher there has anger problems, another is always moody & one has leg braces.

- submitted by a community member
April 28, 2010
This school has very few extracuriculars, poor quality of education, and rather unmotivated students. In addition, I would not recomend this school for parents of autistic children as the setup changes every year. I speak from personal experience. One of the its few reedeeming qualities for gifted students, however, is the ability to take PSEO classes in freshman year.

- submitted by a student
September 20, 2008
This schools is excellent for those families who like to think 'outside the box'. Their approach with team teaching is wonderful...and the fact that each students individual needs are met is incredible! I don't think there is a better school out there!

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2008
The school is somwhat good for helping students academically, but because it lets you move at your own pace you somtimes skip through work faster and forget it in the long run. Also the school lacks programs outside of academic work

- submitted by a student
August 07, 2008
This school works with the children at THEIR level. I couldn't have found a better school...

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2008
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Bridges Community Academy
190 St Francis Ave, Tiffin, OH  44883
(419) 455-9295
Last modified Bridges Community Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bridges Community Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews.