We are currently accepting applications for midyear transfers and Fall 2019 enrollment for all grades.
Thank you for your interest in applying to Bridge School! We have designed our admissions process with the intent of getting to know your family and your child(ren), and for you to get to know the philosophy and faces of our school.
Our first-round application deadline for the 2019-2020 school year is: April 1, 2019. After the April 1, 2019 deadline, we will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis, if space allows.
We are intentionally a small school, and limit our enrollment. We encourage you to turn your application in by April 1, 2019.
1. Contact Bridge School
Let us know that you are interested! e-mail: email@example.com or call (802) 388-3498 to get started. We can guide you through the application process.
2. Visit and Tour School
Come visit our school in a barn, so we can show you what makes Bridge School unique! Please call to schedule a tour. We have an upcoming Prospective Family Visit Day on March 7, 2019 from 1:30-2:30pm. If you can’t make it on March 7, call us to schedule another time to visit.
3. Fill out an Application and Financial Aid Application
Fill out the following application and return it to Bridge School along with your $25 application fee.
4. Attend Part of the School Day (older students only)
For older students, who are transferring from another school, we invite them to come spend all or part of a school at Bridge so that they can get a feel for school, and we can get to know them on a deeper level.
2018-2019 school year tuition is $10,500. (Note that we will update this figure soon for 2019-2020)
Bridge School proudly offers a scholarship program for qualifying families. For 2018-2019, for instance, more than half of our students received substantial aid.
We approach our scholarship program with as much care and attention as we approach education. Our goal is to offer financial aid to as many students in need as possible. To meet this goal, our scholarships rarely exceed half of the annual tuition.
A document with greater detail on our process and a financial aid application can be downloaded here or you can pick up a copy at school.
Bridge School is a Vermont state-approved independent K-6 elementary school.
(Independent school categories are defined below, for comparison.)
Residents of towns without their own school can send their children to Bridge School and the town will cover all of the tuition. Towns in the region include: Buel’s Gore, Granville, and Hancock.
Independent School Categories
Vermont statutes and State Board of Education rules authorize establishment of approved, recognized and distance learning independent schools, approved tutorials and approved educational programs
Approved Independent Schools
Bridge School is one of ninety-five approved independent schools operate in Vermont. They have varying educational philosophies and address a variety of student needs. Approved independent schools choose which grades they will serve and whether they will serve the general educational population only or the general and special educational population in one or more disability categories. Approved independent schools can receive tuition from public funds.
Obtaining approved status requires a school to submit a written application and undergo an on-site approval visit and review of the school’s organization, curriculum, facilities, staff qualifications, student health and safety, and financial qualifications.
Recognized Independent Schools
Thirty-eight recognized independent schools operate in Vermont. Recognized independent schools file an annual enrollment notice through which the Commissioner of Education obtains information about the school’s objectives, operating schedule, curriculum, assessment procedures and student demographics. Recognized independent schools may not receive tuition from public funds.