Bridgedale Parent Testimonial April 2nd 2018

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 12:06 PM

    Posted by Mark Boweak on Apr 2, 2018 12:06:00 PM

    Our son is flourishing in the smaller class size

    By Mark Boweak, Businessman, Bridgedale Academy Dad


    He is not just excelling at Bridgedale - he is exceeding!


    Testimonial from Bridgedale dad Mark Boweak

    I am writing to share how thrilled my family is with Bridgedale Academy.

    Hockey for many families is a big commitment. For our family, more than the W's or the extra ice time, key is the idea that hard work academically provides the privilege of getting on the ice.

    We met with Bridgedale Headmaster Mike McPartlin and found a way to get the most out of both!

    The athletic staff is amazing, as both their on-ice and off-ice instruction focuses on the skills and athleticism that most hockey teams cannot.

    You see results.

    The academics are equally amazing. Our son is flourishing in the smaller class size, and the extra attention and challenging work has made him stronger in even his weaker areas of study.

    He is not just excelling at Bridgedale - he is exceeding!

    If you are raising a student-athlete, you should give Bridgedale a serious look!


    Mark Boweak appears by permission. He has been more than 20 years in the spirits industry, working with some of the best brands in the business, including Angel's Envy, Woodford Reserve, and Johnny Walker. He is also the former owner of Hemingway’s Brass Rail, an award winning restaurant in Chicago. A striving triathlete, he lists his proudest achievements as his 20-year marriage to wife Jessica and his two beautiful sons, Konan & Kristian.
    Mark's son Kristian is a 6th grader at Bridgedale Academy and competed for the Huskies Hockey Club out of Canlan Ice Arena in Romeoville. Kristian is an excellent athlete who will play for the Cyclones organization this spring. We know he will do well.
    Bridgedale Academy is honored to have Mark Boweak contribute his Testimonial on our blog page. 
    At Bridgedale we are committed to the development of our young student-athletes, helping them to develop their physical and mental skills so they can perform at their best when it matters most, no matter the arena of life that challenges them. If you would like to learn more about Bridgedale Academy, please click the button below so we can schedule a time to chat.
                                                                                           Mike McPartlin, Headmaster, Bridgedale Academy



    And what do Bridgedale teachers say about Bridgedale?

    "This is such a special place!! It is life changing for these boys as it centers around strong relationships that encourage strong academic growth. It’s a hockey school, but so much more than that. 

    "It’s a pleasure to come to work everyday. Thank you for creating such a positive, caring environment."

    Kristi Florey, Bridgedale Math Teacher


    Bridgedale Academy Classical Education for Middle School hockey players

    Bridgedale Academy is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 School Year. 

    Bridgedale Academy is an all-boys school for athletes, a prep school for serious youth hockey players. We will offer grades 5 through 8 in the 2018-19 school year. In addition to our winning combination of sports and academics, we focus on leadership training. We use a classical academic curriculum and our graduates go on to attend some of the most prestigious high schools in the midwest, including Lake Forest Academy, Culver Military Academy, Shattuck St. Mary’s, Northwood School, Benet Academy, Fenwick Prep, St. Ignatius Prep, Latin School and Providence Catholic. We pride ourselves on being the top youth hockey prep school in the nation. Eleven (11) of our former or current students have already received their NCAA Division 1 college hockey commitments. Three (3) of our former students competed for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program and will begin their college playing careers in 2018-19, two at Notre Dame and one at Michigan.


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