mission & guiding Beliefs
North Bridge Academy educates high potential students with language-based learning differences, preparing them for success in other academic settings. Utilizing multi-sensory, research-based programs and techniques students, develop mastery and confidence in reading, writing, math and organizational skills to reach their personal potential and to become confident and engaged learners capable of future academic success in other academic settings.
Students with dyslexia learn best when teachers use multi-sensory, sequential, phonics-based instruction.
By providing linguistically informed and multi-sensory instruction, we believe all students can make meaningful learning gains and develop a sense of their own learning capabilities.
Small class sizes are vital.
Small class sizes provide ample opportunity for teachers to understand the nuance of every student’s social-emotional needs, areas of strength and specific academic challenges, allowing us to tailor specific instruction.
Dyslexic learners have many talents and unique abilities.
The world needs them to think in ways that come naturally to them. Dyslexic thinkers often possess abundant creativity, strong reasoning skills, curiosity, visual spatial thinking capabilities, and a keen conceptual ability to see the “big picture.” Our responsibility it to tap into this innate talent and give spark.
A responsible learning community provides strong social emotional instructional support and teaches organizational skills throughout the day.
Small class sizes provide quality time for discovery, thoughtful deliberation, reflection and inquiry which, in turn, promotes student confidence, self-advocacy and a sense of belonging to our community.
Consistent assessment of each child informs every child’s learning plan.
Both formal and informal assessments administered by qualified teachers accurately makes visible a child’s growth and should inform the pace and scope of their academic goals.