Where do Bridgedale grads go to college?

    Posted on Sunday, June 18, 2023 at 4:30 PM

    Posted by Mike McPartlin on Jun 18, 2023 4:30:00 PM

    Notre Dame, Harvard, Wisconsin and more!

    by Mike McPartlin, Headmaster, Bridgedale Academy


    Founded in 2013, Bridgedale Academy recently wrapped up its 10th school year. At our year-end graduation/academic awards ceremony, one of the Bridgedale dads asked me if I had a listing of where our grads have gone to college.

    I was a little embarrassed to say that I hadn't really given it that much thought, as I was usually more focused on which high schools our grads were attending. That tended to be the question I fielded more often from the parents of prospective students.

    Be that as it may, I decided to reach out to our college-aged alumni and it turns out that our grads go on to some very prestigious colleges and universities.

    Here, in no particular order, is what I have so far (and the number of BA grads at each):

    • University of Notre Dame (3)
    • Harvard College (1) 
    • University of Michigan (2)  
    • Arizona State University (1)
    • Bentley University (1)
    • University of Colorado - Boulder (2) 
    • Denver University (3)
    • University of Wisconsin - Madison (3)
    • Miami of Ohio (3)
    • University of Iowa (1)
    • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (1)
    • Ohio State University (2)
    • University of Massachusetts (2)
    • University of Utah (2)
    • Michigan State University (1)
    • University of Wisconsin - Stout (1)
    • Bradley University (1)
    • Minnesota State University (1)
    • Rivier University (1)
    • University of Kentucky (1)
    • Eastern Kentucky University (1)
    • Adrian College (1)
    • Liberty University (1) 
    • Wentworth Institute of Technology (1)
    • Milwaukee School of Engineering (1) 
    • Western Michigan University (1)
    • Quinnipiac (1)
    • Trinity College (1) 
    • Tufts University (1) 
    • University of Northern Colorado (1)
    • University of Nebraska (1)

    Attention 4th Graders

    Bridgedale Academy is accepting a limited number of 4th graders for the 2023-24 school year, on a case-by-case basis. Please call me at 708-712-5079 to inquire. 

    Mike McPartlin, Headmaster

    Bridgedale Academy School for Athletes

    Bridgedale students LOVE going to school,

    and so they THRIVE in it.

    They LOVE coming to school every day.

    And as a result, they are thriving.

    They engage academically ...

    ... and so they come to love learning.

    They also love that they get to work on the sport they have such passion for, while also training to become better athletes, all as part of their school day.

    They train athletically ...

    ... and so they more fully develop their skills.

    They LOVE getting so much better ... so much sooner.

    They are physically fit and mentally alert ... they are thriving.



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    Bridgedale is now enrolling students for the 2023-24 School Year. 

    Bridgedale Academy is an all-boys school for athletes, a prep school for serious youth hockey players. We offer the 4th through 8th grades. 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, Loyola Academy, St. Ignatius Prep, Marmion Academy, St. Viator, Latin School and Providence Catholic. We pride ourselves on being the top youth hockey prep school in the nation. Our grads go on to top colleges and universities, including Notre Dame, Harvard, Denver, Ohio State, Bentley, Western Michigan, Miami (OH), Boston College, Tufts, Nebraska (Omaha), Hobart, Adrian, MSOE and more.  More than thirty (30) of our graduates have already received their NCAA Division 1 college hockey commitments. Seven (7) of our grads have gone on to compete for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program (NTDP). A number of our grads have been NHL-drafted (one made his NHL debut this past season). Our grads play at all levels of college hockey and many are now playing junior hockey in the USHL, the NAHL and the OHL.


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