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Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Middle School English with Writing  


Teacher: Stephanie York (


Description: The grammar portion of this course will provide students with a firm grasp on the basics of grammar including sentence elements and structure, parts of speech, complements, dangling participles, and more. The writing portion of the class will focus on various types of writing including descriptive and persuasive writing, personal narratives, and even creative writing. Various IEW dress ups will also be taught and incorporated into the writing. Students will also learn how to formulate a thesis statement and produce a five paragraph essay.

*While this is a standalone course, it pairs well with the MS English Literature with Composition offered on Fridays. See below for discounted tuition if both classes are taken consecutively. 

Text: Rod and Staff Grade 8 Student text and worksheets

         Winning with Writing, level 8

Copy Fee: $30

Tuition: $370.00 ($37.00 per month for 10 months, August-May)

*If taken with MS English Literature, the annual tuition for the additional class will be $125. 

updated 3/21/18


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.