Bridgedale Parent Testimonial May 15th 2018

    Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 1:34 PM

    Posted by Tomas Kirda on May 15, 2018 1:34:59 PM

    My son is on a different trajectory now.

    By Tomas Kirda, Software Architect, Bridgedale Academy Dad


    The pace of his athletic development has surpassed that of his teammates.


    Bridgedale Academy dad Tomas Kirda

    My son Matas is a 6th grader at Bridgedale Academy. I am very pleased with his development there.

    The pace of his athletic development has surpassed that of his teammates.

    His core strength and stamina has increased noticeably.

    Academically, Matas has always been an excellent student but he's an even better one now. The truth is that at his previous school, although he did well academically, he was not very happy there.

    And athletically, while he's always been a good hockey player too, his athleticism and hockey skills have improved more this year than in any previous year.

    And his improvement this year has also been more consistent.

    I'd say my son is on a different trajectory now.

    The truth is that the decision to enroll Matas at Bridgedale Academy was not an easy one.

    But we'd heard good things about Bridgedale and so we scheduled for him to do a shadow day there.

    And after his shadow day, he told us he felt that the Bridgedale environment suited him better.

    We couldn't be more pleased with the results.

    We feel that program at Bridgedale Academy is more disciplined and that he gets tons of individual attention from his teachers and coaches there.

    This has helped to reduce stress without sacrificing the results.  


    Tomas Kirda appears by permission. He is a co-founder and Senior Software Architect at Devbridge Group, developers of custom software for major brands.
    Tomas's son Matas is an 6th grader at Bridgedale Academy and competed for the Sabres Hockey Club during the 2017-18 school year. 
    Bridgedale Academy is honored to have Tomas Kirda 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.
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    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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