Writing Classes at The Bridge

Let’s face it. Teaching writing to our children is daunting to many of us, yet we know that learning to write is vital to our children’s education and beyond. The typical college student will be required to write a variety of essays throughout his/her collegiate career, not to mention writing application and scholarship essays to get into many colleges. Furthermore, not only is writing an important academic skill, but it is also an important skill that translates into any career field.  Nearly all professions require some form of writing on the job. Ultimately, the number of job tasks that require writing is countless. These are a few reasons why students need to learn this skill.

Each of our writing classes present a core curriculum of structural models and stylistic techniques designed to give students concrete tools to help them meet academic and practical writing needs—training them to become confident and competent in various modes of written and oral communication. We provide tools and techniques to students so that they will be able to write dearly and confidently in a world that desperately needs them to do so.

Clearly, no single class or curriculum will ever incorporate everything there is to learn about writing. However, our unique program provides a solid foundation for exceptional performance at each level of instruction. This systematic, step-by-step method of instruction offers a way to develop competency in students within a framework that provides for evaluation and measurable achievement. This is quite distinctive from other writing courses, which are too subjective for evaluation or for the child to grasp the concepts. With our system of instruction, the challenge of “word smithing” according to a concrete set of expectations becomes a “game” the students enjoy. As their enjoyment of writing increases, so do their skills.

We offer several levels of writing instruction at The Bridge. Please see “Student Placement and Parent Information” for more detailed information on the classes and correct placement.