What is the Bridge Avenue School?

The Bridge Avenue School is a small, private Christian middle school on the near West Side of Cleveland, Ohio that serves previously unsuccessful students. TBAS focuses on literacy and teaches reading using the Wilson Reading System. Each student works at his or her own pace through the Saxon math program.

The Bridge Avenue School is a friend of The Street School Network based in Denver, Colorado.

Who is the Bridge Avenue School?

Students: TBAS students are kids in grades 5-8 who have made the commitment to attend school and do homework daily. The students may struggle with mental health concerns, learning disabilities, behavioral issues, or personal difficulties. We believe each student is God’s masterpiece. Students commit to attending three years at The Bridge Avenue School before moving on to high school.

Teachers: TBAS employs state-certified teachers who care deeply about TBAS students and their success.

Volunteers: TBAS thrives on one-to-one tutoring. Students work daily with dedicated volunteer tutors who invest in the lives of TBAS students by providing reading and math practice and homework help.

Donors: TBAS is funded through donations from individuals, churches, corporations, and family foundations. Most financial support comes from individual donors who have seen incredible student success.

Our Mission Statement: The mission of The Bridge Avenue School is to provide, in a Christ-centered environment, opportunities for previously unsuccessful 5th through 8th grade-aged students to develop life skills and academic knowledge needed to become responsible and successful citizens.


The school is really making a difference in the lives of these kids — it’s amazing to watch them learn and grow.

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