Who goes to a school to play sports?
By Tillie Bruss, Landscape Designer, Bridgedale Academy Mom
The concept was foreign to us ... (but now) he has asked more than once to stay after school to study.
"I know this is weird, but he goes to a hockey school.”
That's how I start every conversation about my son's school.
Because, lets face it, it's weird.
I went to Catholic grade school and high school and so did my husband. All four of our kids were in Catholic school; that's just what we thought was normal.
The problem was that our son was struggling.
My husband and I debated what to do; his grades were low, he didn't want to study, he didn't want to do homework and we just couldn't keep doing the same thing - there was no way he was being prepared for high school.
When we were forwarded the Bridgedale Academy info from a friend, we were initially reluctant - who goes to a school to play sports? The concept was so foreign to us. I mean it's all fine and good to skate and train every day but what kind of education would you get?
After much handwringing we decided to try Bridgedale.