Peninsula Bridge provides a 12-year continuum of support from 5th grade through high school and college graduation, with an integration of non-cognitive skill development, STEM and project-based, hands-on learning. The comprehensive support ensures that students have the academic and social-emotional skills to thrive in high school and college.
All Peninsula Bridge programs are rigorous and engaging. Our primary goal is to provide educational access and support, while fostering the personal confidence, sense of belonging and self-esteem needed to pursue educational and lifetime dreams. With a high-quality teaching staff, mentoring and tutoring, an innovative curriculum and long-term commitment from participants, Peninsula Bridge prepares students—one at a time—to meet the challenges of academic success.
Peninsula Bridge utilizes a unique, researched-based model:
1. High Potential Students - We recruit students that demonstrate a high level of academic aptitude and drive.
2. Long-Term Commitment – Students enter a 12-year partnership of personalized learning, coaching and mentoring.
3. Whole-Child Approach – We provide educational, social-emotional and family support to ensure that students are healthy, engaged, and supported on all levels.
4. Low Student/Teacher Ratio – Our high-quality teachers and assistants provide a student/teacher ratio of 4:1.
5. Innovative Curriculum with Active Learning - We inspire critical thinking and a love of learning through rigorous inquiry-based programs.
6. Academic Core Preparation - We prepare students for success in college prep classes, primarily in Language Arts and Math.
7. CS/STEM exposure - Delivered year-round through a partnership with Embark Labs to build foundational computer science and design thinking skills
8. Greater Access – We expand student access, readiness, admission and graduation from college-prep high schools and four-year colleges.
9. Cohort Model- Students develop strong bonds with a community of high achieving peers sharing the same goal of college graduation.
The middle school program is heavily focused on rigorous academics and personal development, while the high school and college programs are focused on advising and mentoring students to successfully graduate. Students also benefit from field trips, career exposure and support securing internships and jobs to create a sense of academic applicability in their lives.
Overall, we are making a significant impact on the local community by leveling the playing field and closing the achievement gap for hundreds of underserved yet high-achieving students each year—inspiring a new generation of diverse college graduates, working professionals and community leaders who represent our future in a rapidly changing world.