Making a Difference in El Paso for Children With Learning Disabilities

Our non profit, private elementary school accepts students with dyslexia,  high-functioning autism (Asperger's),  and ADHD.

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Barbara Streisand.

An El Paso Bridges Academy Alumnus cooked for Barbara Streisand and other VIP's at a special event.

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This child could not write at all.


Learning differences needs to be identified as early as possible in a child's life.

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Why Bridges?

Our robotics team ranked 8th in a field of 60 schools at UTEP 's First Lego Competition

We are the only school of its kind in El Paso that teaches to kids with Dyslexia, ADHD, high-functioning Autism.

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“If a student does not learn the way we teach, then we must teach them the way they learn.”


El Paso Bridges Academy was established in 1979 to meet the educational, emotional and social needs of the “learning different” students. These students have been identified and/or diagnosed with learning differences such as dyslexia, ADHD and/or High Functioning Autism (Asperger’s Syndrome). Bridges Academy offers the learning different student a safe and caring environment in which to learn.


Children Thrive


Academic: Intelligence Driven

>Small teacher/student ratio

>Specially trained, college degreed teachers

>Licensed Language Therapists for dyslexia reading program

>Cognitive and Achievement Testing and Screening for learning disabilities

>Individual Placement for Reading, Math and Written Expression/grammar usage

>Explicit and Intensive scientifically researched curriculum and methods

>Multi-sensory teaching for the multi-sensory learner; hands-on projects

>Repetition as needed

>Science and Social Studies: content-based grade level curriculum according to state of Texas standards

>Google Education: Portable Computer Lab with 12 Chrome Books, computer lab 

>STEAM centered curriculum and projects: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math

>Social Skills and Organizational Skills emphasized




Extra-Curricular: Talent and Passion Driven

> Art

>Theater Art/Drama

> Music

Academic Therapy: Specialized Curriculum

> Dyslexia Reading Programs: Alphabetic Phonics, Take Flight, Wilson Reading, Ed-Mark

>Wrap-around math curriculum: Excel Math, Singapore Math, Touch Math

>AGS Grammar and Literature specifically developed for learning different student

> Visualizing and Verbalizing: Comprehension, verbal and written expression

> Scientifically researched teaching methods specifically develop for the student who learns differently

Social Skills/Life Skills Experience

> Boys’ Club: meets once a month; various activities to promote peer relationships, manners and life skills

>Girls’ Club: same as boys’ club

> Chess Club

> Robotics’ Club

> Lego Club

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Your support and contributions will enable us to reach our goals to teach children who desperately need our specialized education.  Thank you for making it possible for children with "Learning Differences/Disabilities" (LD) to get better at what they do and enjoy the feeling of accomplishment.  

EIN 74-2046084

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Our Team

Our amazing teachers and staff are committed to empowering our kids to be the best they can be.  We have a specially structured curriculum augmented with a 1:5 teacher-student ratio.

Our History

Since 1979, we have been the foremost authority in providing comprehensive, specialized education to children with dyslexia, ADHD, ADD, Asperger's, and other neurological sensory disorders.

Our Goals

We make a long-lasting difference in the lives of our LD students,  "teaching them the way they learn".  Our success stories inspire us to continue in this plight to provide the education that children deserve.

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