Bridges’ friendly, nurturing and professional staff provides creative, unique and thrilling activities geared to the interests of the children. Its uniqueness is attributable, in part, to its small size which affords the opportunity for a cohesive and dedicated group of teachers, parents and children. Bridges has been a wonderful experience for my son and our entire family.
The History of Bridges School
Bridges was founded in 1986. Designed to be a small, progressive school, it began in a private home. As it grew, Bridges needed more space and was housed at the Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center.
In 2008, Bridges was fortunate to purchase the historic, shingle-style gable building from the town, which was once a town elementary school that was constructed in 1904. After a complete renovation, Bridges now serves 74 children in a space that incorporates architectural elements that support the Reggio Emilia approach.
Students explore their creativity in an art studio that is filled with color and light. They learn about the importance of taking care of our planet by recycling, conserving, and studying the science and nature laboratory of the North Mianus River, which is literally in Bridges’ front yard.
The spaces of this building have enabled the community to create a sensory room, a block room, and a gymnasium space, fostering movement and exploration within a child’s day at school.