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Middlebridge School offers a unique program for recent high school graduates, the Bridge program. 

The Bridge program provides support to help students strengthen academic areas of need, and improve their social and independent life skills.  In addition to building students’ practical skills, the Bridge program bolsters students’ maturity and self-confidence.

Bridge Program Overview

Independent living can be challenging for many young people, sometimes especially so for those with learning differences. Navigating the college environment or pursuing and maintaining employment for the first time can be overwhelming without support. Some students with learning differences may need additional instruction beyond a high school diploma to prepare them for these challenges. For these students, participating in a postgraduate year can open doors to their future that may have previously been closed.

Middlebridge School offers a unique program for recent high school graduates, the Bridge program. The Bridge program is individualized to help each student achieve his or her personal goals, with every postgraduate’s program collaboratively designed by the student, his or her parents, and the Middlebridge staff. Some students take a full course load of college preparatory classes, while others take few or no classes. Some students focus on internships, and some balance both school and internships. Each student’s journey to independence is unique.

The Bridge program provides support to help students strengthen academic areas of need, and improve their social and independent life skills.  In addition to building students’ practical skills, the Bridge program bolsters students’ maturity and self-confidence.

  • "Initially, families come to Middlebridge School as weary, misunderstood, isolated, fragile, (both kids and parents!). After desperately searching for a place to find acceptance and help, you are our last and only hope. We had high hopes for our son at Middlebridge. Please know that our experience has far surpassed anything we ever dreamed or imagined! And, I know that is the case for all families who are fortunate enough to find Middlebridge, it is home."

    MBS Parent
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Bridge Academics

College or vocational classes are different from high school classes, with students expected to do more learning on their own.

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Bridge Student Life

Middlebridge School’s Bridge program is designed to reinforce and strengthen independent living skills.

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Internships and Job Shadows

Students are encouraged to become active community members through internships, job shadows, and service learning activities.