Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Seven Bridges School

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Seven Bridges School

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Seven Bridges School, founded in 2001, is a private school (Pre K through 12) located in Orange Park, serving students throughout Northeast Florida recognized as having averageutouaboveuaverage intelligence, yet compromised in achieving that level due to a learning style difference.

We are accredited by The Florida Council of Independent Schools. Thus, students receive high school credits that will travel not only to schools and colleges within the United States, but also to international institutions. Though many students stay with us for two or three years, others stay to earn a high school diploma and are eligible to attend college. We maintain 10 or less students per teacher in all core classes.

At Seven Bridges, we work with each individual student, partnering with parents, therapists and medical providers to provide each student the opportunity to reach his or her highest potential. Our students are from diverse backgrounds and come to us from Clay, Duval, St. Johns, Baker and other surrounding counties.

Our teachers are with us because they want to make a difference for students who struggle or fail in regular school settings. Teachers and staff establish and maintain personal relationships with students through shared breaks, lunches and school activities. This encourages students to communicate openly in a friendly environment.

The school day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. Students may bring their own lunches or order from a monthly preuestablished menu. Students are grouped according to educational needs, receiving instruction in reading, language, composition, math, science, social studies and foreign languages.

Electives include art, drama, music and physical fitness, communication skills, fine arts studies and computer technology as integrated across the curriculum. In addition, Seven Bridges offers several afteruschool clubs, such as journalism, art and Lego. …

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