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Bridge School Coop Elementary Holding Open House on Jan. 30

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The Bridge School Cooperative Elementary – located in the Normandy Park Town Center – will be holding an Open House on Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

“During the Open House interested families can attend a short presentation, meet teachers, ask questions and pick-up an application packet,” reads an announcement.

The Bridge School will serving kindergarten through fifth grades for the 2013-2014 school year with plans to add sixth grade in 2015.

The school is located in the Normandy Park Town Center in Suite 408 (19901 1st Avenue South; map below).

Here’s more info on the school:

The Bridge School is a cooperative elementary school founded by a grassroots group of parents who wanted a community-oriented school with a progressive, experiential approach. The school’s mission is to create a community of families dedicated to fostering joyful learning through cooperative, child-centered, experiential education. The school opened a year and a half ago and has grown from sixteen to thirty-six students in that time. The school expects to increase in size again for 2013-2014.

Cooperative schools have a long history in the United States and are becoming increasingly popular all over the country. This model requires high parent involvement and supports a strong school to home connection. While teachers plan and implement the curriculum, parents serve as support staff in the classroom and run the business of the school. The greater Puget Sound area is home to several successful cooperative schools including University Cooperative School, Kapka Cooperative School and public cooperative schools in the Edmonds, Northshore and Marysville school districts.

For an inside look at the Bridge School classrooms check out these blogs: visit the Kindergarten-First Grade Buzz from the Bridge: bridgeschoolcoop.blogspot.com or the 2nd–4th Grade Rainforest Explorers: rainforestexplorers.blogspot.com.

The Bridge School is a program of the Burien Cooperative Education Project (BCEP). For more information about the Bridge School, enrollment policies, and the Open House please visit www.bridgeschoolcoop.org or email [email protected].

Burien Cooperative Education Project does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, family make-up or circumstances or any other legally protected status in the hiring of staff or in the administration of educational policies or programs, admissions policies or any other school administered programs.

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