• 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

    2024-2025 School Supply Lists will be available online by July 2024.

    AUGUST 2024
    08/26 - 1st Day of School - 1/2 day - dismissal begins at 11:00 AM
    08/30 - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day weekend

    SEPTEMBER 2024
    09/02 - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
    09/05 - BES Picture Day - online order code will be posted once available

    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.

    Packets are now ready in the BES office until 6/21/2024. 
    After this date - enrollment forms may be picked up from the Administration Office at 9964 Gast Road, Bridgman, MI 

    This is for paperwork only - students will meet their teacher on an upcoming Back to School night in August.
    Please call (269) 466-0241 or (269) 466-0258 with any questions.

    Items to bring when picking up an enrollment
    ~Original birth certificate (courthouse issued)
    ~Current immunization record
    ~Proof of residency - rental agreement, deed, building permit, tax statement OR voter registration card
    ~Driver's license of parent/guardian
    ~Custody papers (if applicable)

    Student needs to be 5 years old by September 1, 2024 to attend either Kindergarten or Pro-5.
    Both programs are all day/every day

    Paperwork should be returned within 2 business days.  We will place your child on a grade level roster upon receipt of completed forms.
    newly enrolled Pro-5 & Kindergarten students will be readiness screened. 
    Current students do not re-enroll.

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

    SUMMER SOFTBALL SKILLS CAMP - forms available in BES office

    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 Early Childhood Playgroup “Read, Play & Learn” for children 0-4 years old at the Bridgman Elementary MPR.

    The 2024-2025 dates are:
    Thursday, September 12, 2024
    Thursday, October 17, 2024
    Thursday, November 14, 2024
    Thursday, January 16, 2025
    Thursday, February 13, 2025
    Thursday, March 20, 2025
    Thursday, April 17, 2025





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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.