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The Bridge Middle School

The Bridge Middle School is a therapeutic school for 7th and 8th graders in Orleans Parish in need of additional social-emotional and behavioral support.  The program provides intensive therapeutic support in conjunction with engaging academic curricula.  Our approach is rooted in relationship-building and restorative practices.  Our goal is to equip students with the coping skills and support needed  to be successful at school and in life.

Therapeutic Programming

Evidenced-Based SEL Curriculums

Counselor Enriched Classrooms

Group Therapy

Multi-tiered SEL curriculum to reinforce concepts and build skillfulness.

Classrooms staffed with counselors who provide in-the-moment SEL coaching & skills development.

Daily group therapy to teach and practice skills & prosocial competencies.

Individualized Counseling & Case Management


Individual Therapy

Referrals for Resources & Wrap-Around Supports

Transition Planning

Thorough assessment led by licensed clinician  upon enrollment and ongoing, to identify strengths & needs towards goal development.

Goal-focused individual counseling to provide mental health support, build upon resiliency factors, and reinforce coping strategies. 

Connecting students and families to helpful community resources and supportive wrap-around services.

Comprehensive support upon completion of the program to ensure successful transition to student's next school.

Length of stay at The Bridge  is at least one semester and up to one full school year.  The goal is for students to successfully transition back to the sending school or another traditional school setting.  Services are intended to benefit students who: demonstrate continual  behavioral struggles in a traditional school setting;   have not been successfully responsive to intervention plans;  present with recurring social-emotional barriers despite multiple treatment attempts;  are transitioning back to school from secure care or acute behavioral health care settings.

For information on referring a student, click here or contact the principal below:

Mindy McConnell, Co-Principal                          Trisha Botello, LPC, Co-Principal                         

(504) 931-7929                                                        (504) 645-2667