Bridge Prep News

Bridge Prep participates in high- profile forum on dyslexia education in New York State

October 16, 2019- Bridge Prep’s Executive Director Tim Castanza was invited to join experts and leaders in education for students with dyslexia in a high-profile forum on dyslexia diagnosis and education in New York State. The forum, run by the Rockefeller Institute of Government, featured discussions between other policymakers, practitioners, and researchers and addressed pressing […]

Tim Castanza holding a sign

A Letter From Our Executive Director

Friends, As an educator, an advocate and a Staten Islander, I believe that all children have the ability to learn and to be successful and that all children deserve a high- quality educational option that meets their specific needs. Students often require a different, more personalized academic approach in order to reach their maximum potential; […]

Staten Island school for dyslexic kids approved by Board of Regents

 Students struggling to learn due to dyslexia could soon have a school geared toward their academic needs. The state Board of Regents has approved the proposal to establish the Bridge Preparatory Charter School, dedicated to meeting the needs of students who have dyslexia and other language-based learning difficulties.

First New York public school created for dyslexic children

STATEN ISLAND — Parents desperate to get their children with dyslexia the daily instruction they needed went out on their own to solve the problem. These changemakers, along with advocates and elected leaders, helped to create a one of a kind public school that is now leading the way in learning. Welcome to Bridge Preparatory […]

Bridge Prep Charter School opens its doors on Staten Island!

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Staten Island students with dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities were welcomed as “Bridge Builders” when they entered the new Bridge Preparatory Charter School this month. The new charter opened its doors for the first time on Sept. 5, becoming the first and only public charter school in New York State dedicated to serving students with […]