Naperville Bridge School

Located on the campus of Woodridge Interventions, the “Bridge” is a public/private partnership between Naperville (IL) School District 203 and Abraxas Youth & Family Services. The Bridge is designed for the delivery of education services to Naperville District 203 students who are determined to be in need of Special Education services or an Alternative Learning Opportunity Program (ALOP).

Our Bridge programs focus on four integral areas of service: Education, Behavior Modification, Social Skills Acquisition (Emotional Support), and Re-Integration/Transition. Our approach is to tailor services to best meet the targeted outcomes desired. To that end, the Bridge creates an individualized approach and system of services that best meet the specific needs of our students.

The Bridge offers two distinctly different educational programs for youth with special education and alternative service needs:


The Naperville Bridge Day School is a non-public educational program designed to serve youth ages 14 through 21 (grades 9-12), who have a primary eligibility of emotionally disabled, behavior disordered, or other health impaired and may have a secondary eligibility established due to a learning disability.


The Naperville ALOP Program is a non-public educational program designed to serve youth, ages 14-18, who are at risk of academic failure. Students in grades 9 through 12 who meet enrollment criteria established by Naperville District 203 and who meet the definition of “at risk of academic failure” are eligible to participate in the ALOP program. A student is considered “at risk of academic failure” if he or she:

  • Is at risk of failing to meet the Common Core Standards or failing to graduate, or
  • Demonstrates a need for educational support or social services beyond the regular school program.

Services include:

  • We provide an educational program focused on active learning with an emphasis on differentiated instruction, individualized direction, a safe learning environment, and celebration of personal accomplishments.
  • Classes are taught by highly qualified teaching staff and receive the support of an in-room intervention specialist assisting the students with their own personal progress on social and emotional goals.
  • Our staff are certified or licensed by the State of Illinois. Rigorous in-service is provided to all personnel to enhance professional credentials and ensure program fidelity.
  • We utilize Naperville SD 203 curriculum, textbooks and supplemental materials in all of our classes.
  • And we seek to replicate District 203 content, but with additional individualized support to meet the unique needs of our students.

For additional information or to inquire about how we can provide similar services in your school district, please call The Naperville Bridge School at 630-824-4575, or email us at