Average student staff
ratio 8:1 per classroom

Exceeds Illinois Board
of Education standards

Individual performance and
portfolio based evaluations

About Bridges Academy

Bridges Academy is a private school serving 1st – 5th grades throughout St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Aurora, Elgin and the surrounding Fox Valley. Bridges was established in 2003 and served as a sister school to Bridges Montessori. Bridges curriculum surpasses the Illinois Board of Education standards and is guided by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, National Council for Social Studies, Benchmarks for Science Literacy and American Montessori Society. Bridges teachers hold college degrees and current State of Illinois Teaching Certificates.

For a tour of Bridges Academy or questions about our program please call us at (630) 513-1686 or email us at registration@bridgesacademysc.org.

Our Educational Philosophy

At Bridges we believe the learning process is a collaborative one among teachers, staff, parents and students. We are committed to partnering with parents to build a passion for learning. We believe that each child is talented, deserves to be cherished as an individual and possesses limitless potential to reach his/her academic goals. Our teachers and staff work tirelessly to develop a curriculum that allows children to learn at their own pace; cultivating a sense of independence, responsibility and achievement. We believe it is our job to instruct students in the fundamentals of math, language arts, social studies, science and art; however, we also embrace the values associated with respect, gratitude, courage and honor.

Bridges provides an academic environment that celebrates each child’s uniqueness and allows them freedom within limits. Bridges uses an interdisciplinary, hands-on approach to capitalize on each child’s abilities, aptitude and imagination.

Bridges Academy offers the following:

  • Individual performance and portfolio based evaluations performed by certified teachers, not standardized tests
  • Average student teacher ratio 8:1
  • Exceeds Illinois Board of Education standards
  • Extracurricular activities include Spanish, Performing Art, Fine Art, PE and Spanish
  • Semi-annual student talent performances
  • Community service projects
  • Special holiday celebrations
  • After school care

What Parents Say About Bridges Academy

Bridges Academy is a terrific school that teaches children how to think critically, solve problems, and take responsibility for their learning and choices in a supportive environment. These are skills that will set them up for success throughout life. But Bridges is more than a school; it’s a community of families and teachers who are all invested in the growth of the students.

Laurel, Parent

Bridges Academy has truly been a wonderful and nurturing leaning environment for my son. The dedicated teachers and staff treat each child as an individual. Outside of the classroom, they are also teaching the children the importance of giving back to the community. What an amazing school!

Jennifer, Parent

Bridges Academy is truly the only option in the Fox Valley that meets my expectations: small class sizes, challenging curriculum per the student’s pace (no “common core”), nurturing kindness, community building, and teacher who know my kid! My child loves her school and lovers her teachers…and the love is returned!

Sue, Parent

Registration Now Open

Bridges Academy is conducting open enrollment for the 2018 – 2019 school year for 1st – 5th grades. Bridges prides itself on our outstanding academic standards, creative teaching methodologies, tenured staff, individual teacher to student instruction and cost effective pricing structure.

Use the buttons below to download the application files. Apply Today!

Phone: (630) 513-1686
Email: info@bridgesacademysc.org
1713 Howard Street
St. Charles, IL 60174