• 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

    MARCH 2024
    Mar. 4-8 - New 2024-2025 Kindergarten/Pro-5 Student open enrollment - see details below
    3/15 - 1/2 day of school - Dismissal starts at 11:00 AM / End of 3rd marking period
    3/29 - NO SCHOOL - Good Friday

    APRIL 2024
    4/01 - 4/05 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break 
    4/08 - School Resumes
    04/25 - Kindergarten Choir Concert at BHS Performing Arts Center - 6:00 PM

    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.

    2023-2024 NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT - Enrollment packets are available in the BES Office. 
    Please call (269) 466-0258 or 466-0241 with any questions.

    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 be conducted for all new students.

    March 4-8, 2024 during school hours (7:00 AM to 3:30 PM) & Wed. March 6, 2024 from 5:00-6:30 PM

    This is for paperwork only - students will meet their teacher on an upcoming Back to School night in August.

    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 roster upon receipt of completed forms.
    new Pro-5 & Kindergarten students will be readiness screened at a later date.  
    Current students do not re-enroll.

    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:
    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.