Bridges is the only middle school in Oregon specifically designed for students with learning differences to reach their maximum potential—in a loving, nurturing atmosphere centrally located in downtown Portland. Our small class settings for 5th-8th graders incorporate individualized academics with social skills, therapies, and support that set the foundation for future success. For many Bridges students, this means the difference between effective learning and being passed along. It means positive social and emotional growth rather than isolation or, worse, bullying.
Many of our students have multiple learning differences that hamper their ability to learn in more traditional educational settings. Bridges students are not expected to ‘pick up’ material. Instead, they are taught how to learn using effective individualized instruction in reading, writing, science, social studies, and mathematics. At Bridges, students learn another way forward. Our goal is to give students with learning differences the academic foundation, social skills and confidence they need to graduate ready to succeed in high school and in the community.
Admission applications for the 2021/2022 school year are now being accepted. Space is limited and our classes fill fast. We encourage interested parents to submit an online inquiry through our website as soon as possible.