Showing school attendance zone

Test Scores by grade:

About This School

New Bridge Academy is a private high school in Sandston. 135 children attend New Bridge Academy and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at New Bridge Academy is 9:1. Highland Springs Technical Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • P.E. classes
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 95%
Black, non-Hispanic 5%
Hispanic 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I love this school - from the dress code to the curriculum! My child has been enrolled here for 5 years. The curriculum is challenging - I know it is because I studied all of the available curriculums. The teachers have been wonderful - caring smart and good at teaching. I haven't had any issues with the school leadership. I usually only want to speak with them to thank them again for continuing to operate this Christian school environment in this community. I hope to keep my child enrolled at this school through graduation.

  • (2 years ago)

    "we are known for our academic excellence" that makes me laugh new bridge christian academy struggles to kepp more than 10 students in the upper schools the curriculum is terrible

  • (3 years ago)

    I have a child at New Bridge and we aren't happy at all. It states on their website that "all of their salaried faculty have a minimum of a bachelor's degree or certified by ACSI". Ask them how many of their highschool teachers are just part-time (not salaried)? They've gone through 3 Spanish teachers in the last 3 years and had to fire a math teacher because they only got through half of the lesson plan for the entire year. Perhaps New Bridge should hire a few more salaried teachers.

  • (3 years ago)

    My child has attended New Bridge for several years but we have decided to go back to public school. I think their intentions are good but unfortunately when it comes to a quality education they fall extremely short. There are several classes taught by unqualified teachers and as previous posts stated a severe lack of leadership. Their elective classes at the MS & HS level are a complete waste of time. And in my opinion really lack the ability to prepare your child to succeed after highschool.

  • (3 years ago)

    I would like to say that although New Bridge Adademy is not perfect (is any school) that I could not ask for a better school for my daughter. She is in the third grade and has attended since Kindergarten. Her knowledge in math reading spelling and Bible are well above average. I credit this to her teacher who goes beyond what is required.She not only teaches them academically but teaches them what it means to be a follower of Christ. I agree that I would like to see the sports program grow but my child can get those activities in a community recreation league. I am more concerned about her walk with the Lord than whether or not she can play softball. I am really surprised at the parents who would make such hurtful comments about the school because of individual experiences they have had with somone on staff. Those matter should be handled privately.

  • (3 years ago)

    I sent my children to new bridge academy last year and i pulled them right out! the teachers are terrible they are mean and make fun of the kids and show all of their bad grades in front of the class my children are much better in public now.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love New Bridge Academy. I have had both my children there for the past four years and am very pleased. Yes the school is still small and fine arts and athletics are minimally available. That being said those needs can be bet elsewhere. The entire mood/feeling/sense or whatever you may want to call it is nothing but wonderful. I have a son who needs extra help with ( a mild special need if you will) and he has been embraced loved encouraged and educated from the very beginning. I know he would not have gotten the attention he desperately needs in the county without being labeled handicapped which he is not there is a difference between his need and a disability. My daughter has come a long way also and when she struggles with certain aspects of the academics ALL the teachers are more than willing to stay and help her. My children get exactly what they need at New Bridge Academy and are surrounded by God's love from the staff and fellow students. I thank God for making every provision necessary for me to continue sending both my children to NBA and trust in God that both my children will graduate from NBA.

  • (3 years ago)

    Updates and corrections have been submitted to the site administrator at GreatSchools.org and we are awaiting corrected postings including enrollment numbers.

  • (3 years ago)

    I must say that I am pretty shocked by the previous post. I am the part-time youth pastor and work part-time as the high school math and physics instructor. The only other person who has a dual role is my wife. While our school is DEFINITELY a work in progress much progress has been made over this last school year towards a number of positive goals. As for an accusation of self-righteousness terrible attitude being judgmental and not portraying the love of Christ well "at all" I can certainly tell you that I do not understand where such allegations originate. As one of the only two teachers who work at the church and school I can only encourage you to please talk with us individually about these comments. If I had intimate knowledge about such attitudes with teachers and church staff I would certainly want that corrected. I would most certainly not want a youth pastor (myself) working on staff at a church who does not portray the love of Christ well AT ALL. Please don't read this rating as bashing or a rebuttal but as a genuine plea for a person to address concerns in a healthy manner especially when they attack a minister's ability to minister effectively.

  • (3 years ago)

    As a teacher of NBA I must comment on the irony of the earlier post. It is ironic that someone would accuse us of not showing the love of Christ when they themselves are acting in such an un-Christlike manner. Airing their disgruntlement on a public forum such as this in an attempt to cause this ministry harm is definitely not something done in the love of Christ. NBA is a place filled with the love of Christ and it is demonstrated daily by the staff from the moment they hit the door. This year has in my opinion been the best year ever at NBA. The warmth and love is so evident and the students are thriving in the wonderful Christlike atmosphere we have here this year. I encourage the earlier writer to examine their heart and to handle any issues in a proper (Matt 18) manner.

  • (3 years ago)

    New Bridge has been a blessing to my child. My child is able to receive help whenever he needs it. The staff genuinely cares about him and his academic needs. The staff is warm and kind and available. The school is a young school and as such has some growing pains but it is on the right track and will only improve with time. My child is also able to be involved with and participate in many activities that he would probably not be able to be in at a larger school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Think the ratings are a result of a few parents disgruntled enough to post their comments? Ask NBA for their statistics on teacher and student turnover. This school is not accredited and will never become so with these numbers. They tell the true story......

  • (4 years ago)

    As a parent my biggest complaint about New Bridge Academy is with other parents and the PTF. They have absolutely no idea how blessed they are to have an academy like New Bridge. I completely disagree with the comments about the Headmaster and the administration. When certain parents have not gotten their way or are not pleased with the answers they have received they start running down our school. These parents many of which seem to be posting here do not speak for the majority of us at NBA. I am extremely pleased with the direction of this academy and I believe that our school will be much better with the subtraction of a few troublemaking parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    I had my child at New Bridge and we are not coming back. Communication with the Headmaster is very depressing. Phone calls or emails take at least a week if at all returned. It is really sad with a school that could have so much potential.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is in major denial about who is running the school. I have decided not to send my child back solely because of the individuals who run the school. I had some concerns and no one seems to want to address anything! I went above the Headmaster when I didn't get a return call or email. You are told what you want to hear but no actions are ever made. Hello...Teachers...doesn't anyone speak up?? I don't know why most things go completely "unnoticed!" The art and computer programs are a joke. This school could be a great one and could have plenty of students being one of the only Christian schools on the East End but someone needs to wake up and take notice!

  • (4 years ago)

    Up until this year we have been pleased with NBA. This year is different there seems to be a lack of structure discipline and communication and a lack of spirituality associated with a chrisitan school. In the classroom there are more disruption by some students making it diffucult for others. Administration teachers parents and students seem to picking which guidelines and rules to follow. I hope that NBA Academy will succeed but first there are issues that need to be looked at and addressed.

  • (4 years ago)

    I had my children here and I do not recommend this school. There have been some great teachers but the Headmaster is deceptive as the previous comment states...talks a good talk but doesn't walk the walk. All concerns are swept under the rug at best... that's if you can even get a phone call or email back! I would like to see the school succeed but there are too many issues.

  • (4 years ago)

    My kid was at this school. We went back to public. Class sizes are small but the teachers still don't engage the children in actually learning. The children regurgitate and when half the class can't even do that because they are on IEPs for ADD or ADHD the rest of the class suffers. The Administrator is not hands on and is not a communicator. Less than FT teachers are not required to be licensed or certified. The math program has had at least one new teacher a year since inception..sometimes two. NO athletics no music no 'free' clubs. You can pay for drama. Teachers come in at 7 30am and leave at 3 30pm. If you need to speak with one of them several make it impossible to do so unless it is convenient for them.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have to disagree with the previous comment posted. My child has been at New Bridge Academy since it was started. She has received an excellent education and the teachers and administration are devoted to the children. The only reason I give the school a 4 star instead of a 5 is we need a full athletic and music department.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school started as a great idea but the lack of leadership and the now deceptive 'leadership' of the Headmaster. Unfortunately his lipstick on a pig techniques will be the downfall of NBA. In most the teachers are kind caring and loving. But few teach outside of the boxed curriculum and the children are not challenged or encouraged to achieve their highest potential. K-6th are acceptable but I wouldn't enroll my middle or high schooler there if you're looking for them to go on to higher education.

See all reviews on GreatSchools

Nearby