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School Bridge





Goal: Helping students reach their potential through the development of literacy skills 

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Oral Expression
  • Listening


Learning Center

  • Open Monday-Saturday
  • 90-minute sessions
  • Choose up to 2 or 3 sessions weekly
  • Flexible scheduling based on child’s schedule
  • Lock in set session days/times each month in advance

Choose from 13-weekly sessions based on your child’s schedule and after school: 

3:45-5:15       Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

5:30-7:00      Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

9:00-10:30;  10:45-12:15;   12:30-2:00;   2:15-3:45   Saturday

Daytime Hours, for students in transition, home-schooled or taking medical leave available:

10:00-12:30 or 1:00-2:30     Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday


Intervention: Direct, explicit, multi-sensory, structured, sequential, developmental, data-driven, research-based, outcomes-oriented, supportive environment; Blended, integrated approach: Orton-Gillingham, Lindamood, Barton, Wilson, Read Naturally and other interventions including the use of technology, music/guitar/song, creative arts, experiential, interactive games and activities and traditional learning strategies. Use of supplemental curriculum materials and variety of print, multi-media and original language-arts texts (e.g., literature, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, resource materials) through print, online, audio, video, and other.


Targeting: Phonological awareness, phonemic memory, auditory conceptualization, sight word recognition, decoding, encoding and spelling, rapid naming, rate, fluency, reading comprehension, short term memory, attention and focus, organization, written composition, grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, listening comprehension, oral expression, handwriting, word processing and typing skills


Individualization: Meeting students where they are developmentally, establishing goals and measuring incremental gains, focusing on strengths and celebrating successes in a collaborative, nurturing, positive environment within a community of learners who value and include one another.



  • Struggling to meet grade level benchmarks in reading
  • Difficulty with rhyming
  • Late talking, learning new words slowly, confusing sounds
  • Challenges learning colors, numbers, letters (say/write)
  • Problems processing and understanding what is heard
  • Hard time remembering sequencing of things
  • Difficulty seeing/hearing, similarities/differences in letters, sounds or words
  • Inconsistently able to sound out pronunciation of unfamiliar word
  • Difficulty reading, including reading aloud
  • Slow and labor intensive reading, writing, task completion
  • Challenges with spelling
  • Mispronunciation of names, words
  • Difficulty retrieving words, finding the right word to say
  • Avoid activities that include reading
  • Trouble learning foreign language
  • Difficulty memorizing
  • Experiencing challenges with math problems


  • Dedicated
  • Trained
  • Student-centered
  • College educated, including those with graduate degrees
  • Teaching experience
  • Committed to teach students to read


  • Suzie Muir, Ed.D.
  • Mother of four
  • Evaluated over 2000 students with learning challenges
  • Experience teaching special and regular education K-12 in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC
  • Experience research, service and teaching undergraduate and graduate students at Colorado State, George Washington University and George Mason University

Limited, selective enrollment


No Long-Term Contract​, Rolling Admissions

OPTION ONE: $750 month

  • Up to 2 x per week
  • 90 minute sessions
  • >12 hours/month
  • Recommended  4-season program
  • Location: School Bridge, River Road Bethesda location

OPTION TWO:   $1000 month

  • Up to 3 x per week
  • 90 minute session
  • >18 hours/month
  •  Recommended 4-season program
  •  Location: School Bridge, River Road Bethesda location



  •  Material and assessment fees

$100/one time application fee

  • Non-refundable application fee, for each applicant
  • Review progress reports, any evaluations, standardized testing
  • Interview child and parent
  • Administer preliminary needs assessment
  • Family will receive an email within 48 hours of the interview regarding program acceptance.  In some instances, students may be denied acceptance or placed on the waiting list.

Terms:  Students may enroll upon acceptance. Rolling-admission is based on goodness-of-fit and center capacity. Tuition will be charged automatically each month, in advance.  A full rotation of instruction through the four season program is encouraged.  Enrollment may continue beyond the four season program based on student need and progress goals. Only major credit cards are accepted.  Enrollment may be discontinued, without penalty, with 30 days written notice.



School Bridge

5272 River Road, Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20816



  • Across from Whole Foods, next to American Plant
  • On River Road, on the corner of River/Ridgefield
  • Kenwood building, tall gray office building, American flag in front
  • Approximate to Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Kensington, Potomac and Washington, DC
  • Less than 2 miles from 495 River Road exit
  • Garage parking within building, entrance on River or drop-off circle in front
  • Metro bus stop in front of building