Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Middle Ages (5th and 6th grade History) 

Teacher:  Melissa Mathes (

Description: This class will take a close look at the Middle Ages. Focus will be on the Medieval life, customs, knights, castles and more. There will be several projects throughout year. Homework will consist of brief reading with follow up activities. In class will focus on comprehension of text followed by an activity that will bring to life what they are learning. Any quizzes or tests will be announced ahead of time giving ample time for student preparation. Many resources will be provided to complement and enhance the provided text. This time period is too interesting to miss out on. 

Also I would like to try to arrange a field trip to Medieval Times late in the year ( will depend on COVID restrictions) but will keep all parents and students updated.

Mrs. Mathes will provide the text, Story of the Middle Ages, for your student.

Copy/Supply Fee: $30 (check written to Melissa Mathes due at Orientation or by 9/1/2020)

Tuition fee: $360 ($36.00/month for 10 months August - May or $40/month if prorated)

added 7/30/2020

Melissa Mathes

LPN~ Pediatric Nurse, CPR certified

Melissa graduated from St. Mary's School of Practical Nursing in 1999. She has worked in the pediatric nursing population for more than 20 years specializing in children with disabilities as well as acute care. She works at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU and has been a homeschooling mom of 3 since 2007. She has a 17,15 and 13 year old who have been homeschooled since the beginning. Melissa, alongside her husband Shawn, has a love for learning different types of self defense and holds a degree in both Taekwondo and Krav Maga. She has taught at two different co-ops in the Chesterfield area and has come to love teaching and has a heart for children of all ages.

Teaching: 1-2 Exploratory, 4-6 P.E., Middle Ages (middle school History) 
and 7-9 P.E.