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Hands on learning in kindergarten.

Hands on learning in kindergarten. 

Peace Bridges for Conflict Resolution in our outdoor classroom.

Our Peace Bridge for conflict resolution. 

Kindergarten teachers

Kindergarten teachers Ms. Tina and Ms. Carmen 

Bridges staff

Bridges Teachers and Staff :)

Bridges
Chumash exhibit

An interactive experience for our students to learn about the local Chumash.

garden sprouts

Sprouts planted by students in our gardens. Students at Bridges have many opportunities to learn about organic gardening with our garden teacher, Ms. Marie. 

chalk drawing -- do great things here
Harvest festival

A parent volunteering at an interactive learning center about the country Brazil during our annual Harvest Festival; our theme for 2017-2018 was "Passport to Adventure".

Ocean mural

Ocean Mural painted by Bridges Students guided by our Art Teacher, Ms. Laura 

Fun with crafts

Each month we explore a different Social Emotional Learning theme. Ms. Marsi and her class are exploring decorations made by older students during the theme "Discovering our Feelings."

Reading outdoors

Every student at Bridges Charter School has or is a Big Buddy to another student. Pictured are two buddies reading together in our outdoor classroom.

Students listening to a story.

Director for the Day, LilyRose, reading to first grade students. 

Mr Jason

Middle School teacher, Mr. Jason, at our annual whole school luau hosted and organized by our middle school students.

Wildlife

Forth Grade teacher, Ms. Megan, created a project-based learning unit for her students centered around urban habitats and our local mountain lion, P-22. They attended the P-22 festival at Griffith Park, and this photo was taken the students' culminating assembly for the project.

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Latest News

New Information for Bridges Families: Our Pathway Forward

We have heard your concerns around the uncertainty you have about returning to school in the Fall. As we head into Memorial Day Weekend and round the corner to summer, we want to assure you that Bridges is committed to providing a flexible menu of options for our return to school in the Fall. We have discovered that every family has a different concern that they prioritize as the most important. Our Bridges "Return to School Task Force" comprised of 30+ site-based and home school teachers, parents, administration, board members, and staff is at the leading edge of the research and creation of programs that will best meet the needs of our families and that retain our core school values.
Return to School Infographic

April 21st Update: Grading During Distance Learning

Welcome back from spring break! Usually the Monday following spring break is a time of anticipation as we round the corner to the end of the school year. This year, the energy doesn't feel quite the same. Nonetheless, we are keeping our momentum going, and we genuinely hope that you are all still staying safe, sane, and healthy. ❤ Our teachers and administration met to articulate our priorities around grading during Distance Learning, and based upon concerns for equity and the vast degree of various challenges families in our community are experiencing, we have decided to implement a PASS/FAIL system for grading for our final semester/trimester in K-5 and Middle School.
Message to parents

April 2nd Update: School Closure Through End of School Year

It is with heartbreak and regret to announce to you that Bridges Charter School will be following the recommendation of Governor Newsom, State Superintendent Thurmond, and the Ventura County Health Department in our decision to close our school site through the remainder of the school year.  We know the impact of this decision will be felt deeply by all in our community, and with this in mind, we have delayed the decision as much as possible, but recognize that our community safety is the most important factor to consider.
holding hands around the earth

Our Mission

Our mission is to educate the whole child using a combination of innovative curriculum and instruction along with social/emotional education embedded in the program. Students will be enabled to reach their innate intellectual, creative, and leadership potential through our commitment to nourish curiosity, compassion, independence, resourcefulness, and respect for diversity.