Bridgemont is an accredited college prep high school that serves students from San Francisco and surrounding areas. Our mission is to provide students, regardless of economic status, a personalized, well-rounded, ethnically-diverse, college prep education in the framework of the Christian faith.
What We Stand For
The instructional staff at Bridgemont are selected for their superior teaching abilities, as well as for their commitment to live Christ-centered lives, thus teaching the students by way of example.
Academic and Intellectual Growth
The primary emphasis is to develop the full capabilities of the students, with great stress on achievement and development of their highest possible potential. There is also emphasis on the development of the students desire to learn and to accomplish, so that they may discover the positive results of creative and productive application of effort by self motivation. Student are taught to work independently, but cooperatively, and to think for themselves in order to stand firm on their personal convictions in the face of group or peer pressure. Independence is taught, as opposed to interdependence and group conformity.
Building Character and Sound Values
Character building and the development of a sound value system are major objectives. A Emphasis is made in the development of individual character, founded upon the belief that man is created in the image of God, and that he/she may, through proper relationship with God through Jesus Christ, live a Christ-like life which is filled with virtue and honor. Training will encourage single-mindedness in a Bible based value system, so that each student will know how to make theistically oriented value judgments that will enable him or her to cope with a world where values are compromised at an ever accelerating rate.
Sports and Physical Education
There are opportunities for students to enjoy interscholastic competition in individual and team sports of various types throughout the school year. These extra- curricular sports programs will be entirely voluntary. Physical Education will be required for boys and girls in accordance with California law. As a part of physical training at Bridgemont High, students are taught that the human body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and must be cared for properly and not abused.
Training the Spirit and the Heart
There is continual emphasis on spiritual growth so that the students will be able to develop the necessary foundations on which to build a complete life as viewed in the Christian faith. To this end, Bridgemont provides opportunities for training the spirit and the heart, and for developing the students affection for God. This is accomplished by having instruction in the Bible as the Word of God, and wherever appropriate, the relation of Gods Word to the subject matter in the classroom. All of this is encouraged by permitting and promoting personal time for prayer and meditation on Gods Word, and by having corporate prayer and Bible reading in the classroom and in chapel services.
Building Sound Social Relationships
Great emphasis is given to the development of strong social relationships which grow out of the recognition that each human being is created in the image of God. Students are taught to have a healthy self-image, as well as to have a loving and affectionate appreciation for other individuals, even though they may be different. They are encouraged to live in concern for all others, as well as themselves, and society in general. Much attention is given to have respect for their parents, country, family and adult authority. Respect for peer group over parents will be discouraged, as well as disrespect for parents, country, family, and adult authority.
Training For Good Citizenship
Students are trained to understand the Republic in which we live, and the democratic processes which give it form and life, with the recognition that all authority is ordained of God. This is done by providing courses in American History and Government, based upon its early Christian influence, as contrasted with its present-day characteristics. There will be instruction about the American free enterprise system as originally conceived, and about classical economics as the forerunner of that system, together with analyses of changes in the system which have taken place during recent years. Bridgemont will also teach respect for country through various patriotic observances, and will also promote love of freedom and loyalty to country, as opposed to love of security and loyalty to the world.