Our History

Serving the Fox Valley for 15 Years

Bridges Academy is a private school serving families in the Fox Valley for 1st through 5th grades located in St. Charles, Illinois. 


At Bridges we believe the learning process is a collaborative one among teachers, staff, parents and students.  We are committed to partnering with parents to build a passion for learning. We believe that each child is talented, deserves to be cherished as an individual, and possesses limitless potential to reach their academic goals. 


Bridges provides an academic environment that celebrates each child’s uniqueness, using an interdisciplinary, hands-on approach to capitalize on each child’s abilities, aptitude and imagination.

Our Guiding Philosophy Makes the Difference

Our school environment is so empowering, students talk about its impact on their school careers and lives many years after leaving our hallways.

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An Overview of Bridges Academy


  • Individual performance and portfolio-based evaluations performed by certified teachers, not standardized tests
  • Average student teacher ratio 8:1
  • Exceeds Illinois Board of Education standards
  • Students participate in specialized Arts classes such as Foreign Language, Performing Art, and Fine Art, as well as Physical Education weekly
  • Engaging after-school enrichment programs including garden, chess, STEM, and Spanish clubs
  • Student talent performances twice annually
  • Community service projects
  • Special holiday celebrations
  • Before and After school care