• Welcome to Bridgman Elementary School

    Bridgman Elementary School is located in Southwest Michigan in Lake Township, just twenty miles north of the Indiana border. Situated on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, Bridgman is known as a tourist destination due to its beautiful sand beaches, wooded dune trails, and local shops. The community is rich in agriculture and farming, and local produce is abundant.

    Bridgman Elementary School prides itself on educating the whole child. Academic, social, emotional, and behavioral supports are implemented at every grade level. Academic achievement is an integral part of Bridgman Elementary’s growth and success. Academic data is analyzed on an ongoing basis to provide research-based intervention and enrichment time in a small group provided by all instructional staff. 

    Students follow the district Guidelines for Success:  Safety, Responsibility, Respect, and Honesty. All staff regularly recognize students for possessing these characteristics, and students are celebrated throughout the year.

    Important Announcements

    OCTOBER 2023

    Fr. 10/13 - 1/2 day of school - dismissal starts at 11:00 AM / end of 1st Marking Period 
    Mon. 10/16 thru Th. 10/19 - Mini Bees Cheer Camp - 3:00-5:30 PM in BES Gym.  Register by 10/04 (no late applications will be accepted)

    NOVEMBER 2023
    Tues. 11/07 - Picture Retake Day - 10:00 AM
    Wed. 11/08 - BES Parent/Teacher Conferences  4-7 PM
    Th. 11/09 - 1/2 day of school - dismissal starts at 11:00 AM // Parent/Teacher Conferences  4-7 PM
    Fr. 11/10 - 1/2 day of school - dismissal starts at 11:00 AM
    Nov. 22-23-24:  NO SCHOOL / Thanksgiving Break

    Reminder – doors open at 7:30 AM for students to enter the building.  Students arriving after 7:45 AM should be accompanied to the BES office by an adult.

    Enrollment packets are ready and should be picked up/returned right away.

    ~Readiness screening for ALL new Kindergarten/Progressive 5 students will be conducted. 
    ~Child needs to be 5 years old by September 1, 2023 to attend either Kindergarten or Progressive 5's
    ~Both programs are all day/every day.
    ~Current students do not re-enroll.

    Please return completed forms within 2 business days. We will place your child on the enrollment roster upon receipt of completed forms.

    Bring the following items when picking up an enrollment packet:
    --Original Birth Certificate (courthouse issued)
    --Immunization Record
    --Custody papers, if applicable
    --Driver's License of parent/guardian
    --Proof of Residency – rental agreement, property tax statement, building permit, deed, OR voter registration card

    New students enrolling in Grades 1-4 – we also need a copy of their current report card from their previous school.  A brief screening will also be conducted for these students.

    Elementary Parents — Remember when you pick up your child in a vehicle you must use the parking lot pick-up process. Students using the “walker door” should live in the neighborhoods surrounding the elementary school and walk (not catch a ride to avoid the pickup lane) to their homes at the end of the school day. Your cooperation in this matter is appreciated.

    Berrien RESA sponsors the free Parents as Teachers “Read, Play & Learn” playgroups for children 0-4 years old in the Bridgman Elementary MPR.
    The 2023-2024 dates are on the following Thursdays:
    October 19, 2023
    November 16, 2023
    January 18, 2024
    February 15, 2024
    March 14, 2024
    April 18, 2024




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    Bridgman Elementary School
    3891 Lake Street
    Bridgman, MI 49106
    PH: 269.466.0241
    FX: 269.466.0248

    Lori Graves, Principal

    269.466.0241 or


  • Building Opens:  7:30 a.m.
    Breakfast: Will be available
    Students in Class: 7:30 a.m.
    Start/End Times: 7:45 a.m.-2:50 p.m.
    Half-Day: 7:45 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
    2 Hour Delay: 9:45 a.m.-2:50 p.m.**
    (**no breakfast served)
    Office Hours: 7:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.