The Bridge Avenue School is a chartered, non-public school recognized by the Ohio Department of Education. Our curriculum is approved by the state and all teaching staff is licensed by the state.
Frequently Asked Questions:
TBAS is a private school. What is the difference between a public school and a private school?
Since TBAS is a private school we are welcome to have a religious affiliation and include Bible instruction as part of our academic program. Our Christian faith and values are at the core of everything we do. We also have total control over what students we have and who works at TBAS. We do not receive money for every student from the state like a public school.
TBAS is chartered through the Ohio Department of Education. What does that mean?
As a private charter school, TBAS follows the rules of the Department of Education concerning many aspects of how our school operates. Ohio has approved our curriculum map, our teacher qualifications, and our school calendar. Being chartered also allows us to participate in the Cleveland Scholarship Program and receive some federal education money.
How is TBAS funded?
One third of the school budget comes from the Cleveland Scholarship Program. The remaining two thirds comes from donations from generous individuals, churches, corporations, family foundations, and maybe you.