THE BRIDGEDALE PHILOSOPHY
The administration, staff, parents, and students of Bridgedale School share in the development of the total child in an environment conducive to learning. To achieve their full potential in all facets, individual differences will be acknowledged and valued. This belief will be consistent throughout the Bridgedale School Community. We strive to create challenges and opportunities appropriate for all students.
Guiding the total child to foster appreciation, commitment, confidence, cooperation, creativity, curiosity, empathy, enthusiasm, independence, integrity, respect and tolerance will provide a solid foundation for students who are inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk takers, knowledgeable, principled, caring, open-minded, well-balanced, and reflective. This philosophy is the ultimate outcome of the Bridgedale educational experience.
BRIDGEDALE SCHOOL COMMUNITY WORKS TOGETHER TO EDUCATE THE TOTAL CHILD TO BE A PRODUCTIVE CITIZEN.
The core business of the Jefferson Parish Public School System, a learning organization, is to design engaging, challenging. and satisfying work for every student, every day.
In accordance with our statement of philosophy we strive:
- To provide a well-rounded curriculum and program of inquiry which meets the needs and develops the abilities of all students.
- To develop basic skills of reading, writing, and mathematics.
- To utilize evaluative data in adapting instructional programs which effectively meet the current educational levels of students.
- To incorporate flexible grouping situations, which provide for individual differences.
- To broaden students’ awareness of career opportunities.
- To instill in each student a personal desire to learn.<
- To incorporate team teaching in a flexible manner, which enhances learning.
- To develop a positive self-concept through successful learning experiences.
- To encourage the building of habits, attitudes, and ideals which will enable students to effectively function in our ever-changing society.
- To develop a strong sense of ethical and moral values by providing a positive climate for developing such values as courage, justice, reverence, obedience, honesty, and integrity.
- To utilize methods designed to encourage self-discipline and independence of the students.
- To provide experiences that foster good work habits.
- To help students realize that freedom demands responsibility to self, home, school, community, and country in accordance with our American heritage and our role in the global community.
- To recognize and provide for the varied physical developmental stages of the students.
- To incorporate a health program which identifies physical problems, which may hinder a student’s learning potential.
- To employ a nutritional program which affords each student good nutrition regardless of financial status.
- To provide students with experiences which help to develop an appreciation of the fine arts.
- To participate in workshops and collegial learning community designed to inform teachers of current trends and techniques in education.
- To provide experiences and practice through and with technology to prepare students for future work and continued learning.
- To work toward a close positive relationship between school and community and involve parents in the educational process of their children.