An internship in the Department of Anesthesiology at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital.  A three-student seminar studying the Arab Spring through journalism and film.  A community service project helping to rebuild the Rockaways after Hurricane Sandy.  A student-directed documentary.  Independent research on the art of nautical warfare. An intimate laboratory class on comparative vertebrate anatomy.  Each an invaluable learning experience.  Each driven by the passion and inquiry of Trevor students.

Bridge is the culminating experience within Trevor’s inquiry-based learning community.  This senior study program affords Trevor 12th graders the opportunity to explore an area of interest in an in-depth and deliberate manner during their final term.  With mentorship from Advisors, the Senior Dean, and the Bridge Committee, students design their projects and bring them to fruition.  Often the projects have several components, and many include participation in diverse seminars offered by Trevor faculty.  Each project requires 30 hours of work per week as well as check-ins, consistent journal entries, and concluding process papers. Some students also present their work in performances or exhibitions.

Love of learning fuels the successful design and implementation of a Bridge project.  The program fosters intellectual pursuits, innovation, independence, and academic and personal growth.  Regardless of the form that Bridge takes, students conclude their Trevor careers with a tangible project that reflects an appreciation for learning, a demonstration of integrity, and a commitment to excellence.
Dear Trevor,
I feel compelled to send this email to tell you how grateful I am for Bridge. Anyone who’s ever had a high school senior knows that the last few months of school are basically a waste since they’ve already been accepted into college and their minds are elsewhere. Bridge, on the other hand, has been the exact opposite.
I’ve witnessed Annie getting up every morning to go to work in the lab of a neuro-oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering, learning things on a level equal to that of a university pre-med student, then coming home energized from it all—energized enough to partake in James and Jayden’s Cabaret project, which was equally successful.
The scope and talent of the other Bridge projects I was fortunate enough to see were so impressive. From independent films, photographs from Taiwan, pottery glazing techniques, Hudson River fish conservation, music and dance compositions—they were all amazing.
I think this has undoubtedly been a capstone and advantage of Annie’s education at Trevor. Something that could only work at this point in time. Instead of merely walking up to be handed a diploma at graduation, I see it more as the handing off of a baton in a relay race… you’ve helped her across the bridge and sent her off running.
Thank you so very much!

Trevor Parent '18

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