Welcome from the Head of School

Welcome to Bridges Preparatory School!

Bridges Preparatory School is a vibrant South Carolina State approved Charter School nestled in the heart of historic Beaufort, South Carolina. Bridges’ educational foundation is built around the Paideia philosophy whereby students and staff engage in active learning that fosters critical and creative thinking. Bridges Preparatory School also emphasizes 21 st Century Skills that are addressed through its emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, commonly referred to STEM.

During the 2016-17 school year Bridges Preparatory School will embark on a major building campaign. In phase one, the school’s main campus on Boundary Street will be transformed into a model K-8 school. In phase two, Bridges will lay the foundation for a brand new 9-12 high school. Both projects will carry Bridges Preparatory School well into the future.

As Bridges Preparatory School grows into a K-12 Charter school, we will remain steadfast in our primary mission which is to become the school of choice for families throughout the low country. We will maintain small class sizes, nurture students’ personal development and maintain high expectations for students’ academic performance, social conduct and personal behavior.

If you are looking for a school where you and your children will be valued, challenged and cared for, look no further than Bridges Preparatory School. Our educational community is built on five fundamental beliefs.

1) Everyone at Bridges Prep will feel valued, respected and challenged.
2) Everyone at Bridges Prep will care about themselves, their peers and their community.
3) Everyone at Bridges Prep will know they are special and have the potential to wonderful things.
4) Everyone at Bridges Prep will support each other.
5) Everyone at Bridges Prep will nurture students’ self-reliance and independence.

I invite you to visit Bridges Preparatory School and learn more about what makes our school special. Join us and share in the journey as we mark the beginning of some exciting changes at Bridges Preparatory School. The Bridges’ educational community is here for you and your children~

Dr. Nick Ithomitis
Head of School