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About Us

Many of our students are the firsts in their family:

  • the first to have consistent access to formal schooling,
  • the first to attend school in the United States,
  • And for many, the first to finish elementary school, middle school, high school, and/or college.

Bridges Academy is a crucial first bridge to success. We make explicit the assumptions and requisite skills of our school system to both students and parents so they can successfully navigate this system, privilege, power, and race.

Our students:

  • Exit with strong academic English, critical thinking, and STEAM skills.

  • Are excited to pursue their education and continue to explore the world around them.
  • Show pride in their community heritage and language.
  • Understand that their individual success is important to improving and transforming their community, society, and planet!


1325 53rd Avenue
Oakland, CA 94601

Phone: (510) 879-2178
Fax: (510) 627-9178


Building bridges from East Oakland to college and careers by breaking barriers to create a more just, equitable, and culturally responsive community.


Provide an intellectually stimulating, culturally prosperous, and socio-emotionally supportive environment in two languages for every child through collaboration between the school, parents, and community.


Responsibility: As a community, we collectively embrace challenges and break barriers by working together.

Equity: Each student reaches academic and personal goals and feels like a valued member of a caring community

Continuous Growth: As students, educators and families, we are open to changing our beliefs and actions to support our growth as a community.

Love: We support and care for each other like friends and family.

Joy: We have fun, laugh, and play.

Culturally Responsive: Our community respects and celebrates the languages, traditions, and values of all people.