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Dear Parents and Students:

As Principal of BridgePrep Academy of Collier, I would like to welcome you to another wonderful year of learning! It is my great pleasure and honor to serve as the Principal at BPA of Collier for the second consecutive year. Together we will meet new levels of learning, working daily to motivate our students to ensure that that they reach their highest potential in a safe and joyful learning environment.

Our school has experienced tremendous growth, nearly doubling in population. Now a K-7 school, we’ve expanded our reach and serve multi-sibling families with children of various ages ranging from 5 to about 13 years old. We’ve been embraced by the surrounding community as a school of choice that seeks to educate the whole child, meeting their academic, social and emotional needs.

BridgePrep Academy of Collier, is led by a strong and passionate faculty and staff, that strives to provide each child with academically challenging and enriching programs. We believe that each and every adult should serve as a role model for our students, as such we set high expectations for ourselves and always strive for professionalism and educational excellence.

At our school, we have implemented motivational initiatives such as Student of the Month and Positive Behavior Support Programs where students are provided opportunities to demonstrate the values taught through our Student Code of Conduct. Last school year, we received very positive reviews and stellar support from families and Community Partners, as Collier County Public Schools District , Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Marco Patriots, Charity for Change, Salvation Army, David Lawrence Center, Swim Central, Golden Gate Aquatic Center and Florida Gulfside Volleyball. With the continued support of parents and caregivers we look forward to the achievement and growth this year will bring.

For more than 15 years, I have been dedicated to teaching, coaching, and leading education. I am excited and honored that you have chosen BridgePrep Academy to serve you and the surrounding community. You can trust that our team of educational professionals are diverse, passionate and committed to the wellbeing of every child. Allow me to close with a popular Haitian proverb “Men anpil, chay pa lou” many hands make the load light. No matter the weight of the challenges we face, BridgePrep Bulldogs will always work as a team to achieve greatness!


Dr. Philippi

Dayana Octavien Philippi, Ed.D.
Proud Principal
BridgePrep Academy of Collier

It's Always a Great Day to Be a Bulldog!