Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Geography with Social Studies 

Course Description: As students blaze a trail around the world, they will be able to recognize the important characteristics of each continent, read and create maps, identify geographical terms, and learn about various cultures and customs. While traveling through continents, students will create a geography notebook of their “travels”. Not only will students research and learn information about each country visited, but they will also experience it through art, food, and more. The teacher text, Trail Guide to World Geography, will be utilized as the basis for our class.

Required Texts:
  • Trail Guide to World Geography - digital download of student pages ( - see link below)
  • World Atlas Grades 4-9 (Rand McNally, Know Geography, available on Amazon)

Copy/Supply Fee: $15 (check written to Stephanie York due at Orientation or at the first class attended)

Tuition fee: $350 ($35/month for 10 months August - May or $39/month if prorated)

Stephanie York

B.S. in Psychology and 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 full-time 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 . 

Courses Offered: Exploring Geography and Cultures (1-2), Discovering Geography & Cultures (3-4), English 5, Math 5, English 6, Exploring Biology (4th-6th), Geography with Social Studies (6th-7th), English with Writing (7th-8th), Analyzing Literature (8th-9th), General Science, Physical Science & Psychology