Our School Story
William Bridge Elementary:
Bridge is a Dual-Track English and Early French Immersion (EFI) Elementary School with students from Kindergarten to Grade 7. The school is located in a friendly, proud and caring neighbourhood, bordered on the south by Williams Road, on the north by Steveston Highway, on the west by No. 3 Road, and on the east by No. 4 Road. The 2021-2022 school year began with 315 students in 14 divisions.
Bridge is a wonderful diverse and vibrant learning community with a current enrollment of 319 students. The Bridge Bulldog Community is an amazing mix of diverse cultures. We believe that the diverse backgrounds of our students, staff and families makes Bridge stronger; that these varied cultural backgrounds create an inclusive and rich learning environment for all of our students. This year, 30 of our students have a Ministry identified designation and receive extra support according to their Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 145 of our students are English Language Learners with 20 languages other than English spoken at home.
Bridge students have a wonderful sense of enthusiasm, positive energy and spirit for life and learning. They are extremely supportive and caring with each other and come to school with a smile on their face and an eagerness to learn. Our students are extremely inclusive, understanding and positive with each other, knowing that all of us have strengths and stretches - and support one another to feel safe, successful and connected while at school each day.
The staff at William Bridge are an amazing group of educators who are excited and passionate about teaching and learning, and are extremely child-centered in their approach. They care deeply about each child, and work together to ensure that every child is engaged and confident as a learner and feels connected and a part of the Bulldog team.
Families / PAC:
Bridge families are proud of their neighbourhood and their school. They are friendly, hard-working and supportive - and contribute in many ways to making Bridge such a great place to call home. Our PAC is extremely active and when possible, plan numerous special events for the community, including the Halloween Howl, Breakfast With Santa, and the Spring Carnival - as well as sponsoring learning programs such as Saleema Noon's Body Science workshops for parents and students, and Hip Hop Dance week for all students K to 7.
The strength of the partnership and trust between home and school is exceptional. Little by little over the years, the students, staff and families have helped build a culture of teamwork and togetherness that has become a hallmark of daily life and learning at Bridge.