Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

1st - 2nd Exploring Languages


1st section- Lily da Silva - Spanish (Sept- Nov), Savanna Bruce - ASL (Dec - Feb) & Savanna Bruce - French (March - May) 

2nd section- Savanna Bruce - French (Sept - Nov), Savanna Bruce - ASL (Dec-Feb), & Lilly Da Silva - Spanish (March - May)

Course description:  In this class, your 1st-2nd grade student will be introduced to the languages Spanish, American Sign Language (ASL) and French. You can expect your student to learn some of basics such as the alphabet, colors, family names, simple vocabulary, day-to-day terms and common phrases used in everyday conversations. Lessons will be reinforced through fun games and applying what they have learned through in-class conversation. This will be a fun, interactive class. 

Copy/supply fee: $21 ($7 per teacher) (checks written to Lilly Da Silva , Stephanie York and Savanna Bruce due at Orientation or at the first day of class)

Tuition: $330 ($33.00/month for 10 months, August - May or $37/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan) 

added 2/14/2021

Lilly Da Silva 

¡Hola! My name is Lilly Da Silva, I was born in Nyack, New York, but was raised in San José, Costa Rica for 15 year where I learned my Spanish and accent. I have being married to my best friend and hero Kenneth for 29 years. I praise the Lord for the honor to have homeschooled our 3 children, Bryant, Brendan, and Bianca for 17 years. I have tutored Spanish at home, co-ops, private tutoring, and have translated for clients and staff as needed at the PRC. As a former youth minister, I mentored them to reach out to others and to also be still and hear God’s heart beat. I have volunteered at the United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol at the Southside Composite Squadron, as the squadron photographer and closet manager which gave me the opportunity to work with cadets. I’m excited about joining Bridge Academy for many years to come!


Stephanie York

B.S. in Psychology

Masters in Education 

Stephanie was born and raised in Chesterfield County, Va. She attended VCU and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Education. Upon graduating she began
teaching elementary school in Chesterfield County. Several years later, she and her husband, Chris, were blessed with their first son and Stephanie left the teaching profession to stay at home. She later returned to work at her church as director of the preschool and daycare where she implemented a private Kindergarten program. As their family grew, Stephanie eventually felt led to homeschool her three boys and has been doing so for the past 11 years. Two of her boys have graduated; one is now working fulltime and the other attends Liberty University and is a member of the LU Archery Team. Her youngest is quickly approaching graduation and has plans to attend college as well. During her years of homeschooling, Stephanie has taught numerous homeschooling classes ranging from elementary age to high school at various co-ops. During the summer months you can find her poolside coaching for a local swim team or cheering on her youngest who has been involved in the sport year round for many years. She is also very active within her church and serves in leadership as the Children’s Church Director and assists with the Women’s Ministry. 

Savanna Bruce

Savanna Bruce has been a part of the Bridge Academy family since her Sophomore year and is currently pursuing her dream of becoming an elementary teacher at a homeschool co-op like Bridge Academy. She plans to remain at John Tyler Community College where she intends to study for two years before transferring to Longwood University.  Savanna loves children and exploring ways to ignite their imaginations in learning. Savanna loves farm life and enjoys singing and playing her cello.

Also Teaching: Exploring Languages 1st - 2nd (French portion), 5th - 6th Exploring Languages (French portion), and 3rd - 4th P.E. class