The Bridge Program
The Bridge Program at Bridgeview Montessori School
Bridgeview recognizes that every student learns uniquely and that the Montessori method is ideal for students to learn at their own pace, through a variety of modalities, and in an arts and science rich environment.
The Bridge Program is specifically designed for students who need specialized support to be successful as a learner in our classrooms. However, not all students who utilize the Bridge Program have a specific learning disability diagnosis.
The goal of every student in the Bridgeview Program is to develop the skills necessary to become an independent learner and to balance academic growth with social-emotional development. With this in mind, a student’s support is integrated into the Bridgeview curriculum in the following ways through the work of the Bridgeview Learning Specialist and following academic support models based in learning science:
One on one sessions to address areas of remediation and intervention
Specialized instruction to address specific need, such as assistive technology
Small group social-communication groups
Accommodation and academic support design and implementation
Time management, organization, and goal-setting check-ins
Instructional team and curriculum collaboration
These services are offered ANNUALLY in 4 fee-based Tiers with every student receiving personalized instruction, reporting, assessment, and parent communication:
Tier 1: One on one sessions with our Learning Specialist targeting specific skills 3 x/week, small group instruction and integrated support with instructional team throughout the academic year.
Tier 2: One on one sessions with our Learning Specialist targeting specific skills 2 x/week, small group instruction and integrated support with instructional team throughout the academic year.
Tier 3: One on one sessions targeting specific skills 1x/week or small group instruction, and integrated support with instructional team throughout the academic year.
Tier 4: One on one sessions beyond the 8:45-3:15(30) school day and during summer break. As scheduled.
The Bridge Program reinforces a strength-based, metacognitive approach with every student. In any Tier of support, the Bridgeview mission is paramount. At Bridgeview Montessori, we dig deep with all students.
Enrollment in the Bridge Program can be determined at any time during a student’s tenure at Bridgeview Montessori. Acceptance into the Bridge Program can happen with new students upon initial enrollment or with current students during the school year. Placement is determined by consensus between the Learning Specialist, the Student’s Parents and the Head of School. Space is limited.