Our School Story
William Bridge Elementary:
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 N. 3 Road, and on the east by No. 4 Road. The 2019-2020 school year started with 336 students in 15 divisions.
Bridge is a wonderful diverse and vibrant learning community with a current enrolment of 336 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, 25 of our students will have a special needs category with a Ministry designation and 153 of our students are projected to be ELL learners with 18 different 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, succesful and connected while at Bridge each day.
The staff at William Bridge are an amazing group of educators who are excited and passionate about teaching and learning, and 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 neighboiurhood and their school. They are freindly, 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 plan numerous special events for the community, such as 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.