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Bridges Academy

Private | PK-8 | 180 students

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $305,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,250.

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted September 22, 2013

I have four children that attend Bridges Academy. It is an excellent environment for learning. The small class rooms provide a more intimate structure for learning, with one on one as needed. The principle believes in learning out of the classroom as well. The children went to Broadway play! The diverse staff celebrates each child uniqueness and learning styles. The curriculum is excellent and above average. My kindergarten is doing fractions!! The school feels like family and I love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2013

Small class rooms, great teachers, elevated curriculum is excellent and above average. The school is wonderful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2007

The Principal is great. I love her, she is hands on as well as most of the Teachers. The school is great but has went down somewhat since they began to accept the vouchers from the government.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 19, 2005

I love Bridges Academy. I have two children who attends the school and I am truly satisfied with everything that Bridges have to offer. The school itself is clean and really motivates the children to do whatever need to be done. I like the fact that they take their time with the students and give one on one services. They have a lot of activities for the student and of course they go on a lot of field trips. I would recommend anyone to place their children in Bridges Academy.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 37% 7%
Asian 32% N/A
Black 11% 80%
American Indian/Alaska Native 8% 0%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Amharic
Spanish
Tagalog
Urdu
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Spelling Bee
  • Soccer
  • Science Fair

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Science club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Arts and crafts
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Drum line
  • Flag girls

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Amharic
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Urdu
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Cooking club

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Honors track
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 4:00pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:30 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • C. Lillette Campbell
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • NAEYC
Fax number
  • (202) 829-2429

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Honors track
  • Project-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Global
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Amharic
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Urdu
Transportation options
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Arts and crafts
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Drum line
  • Flag girls
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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What does it cost?

Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

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Wilson SHS
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6119 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20011
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Phone: (202) 829-1901

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