Birthwise Midwifery School is a small private institution founded in 1994 in Bridgton, Maine. We are a comprehensive, three-year education program for aspiring Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs), accredited by the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council and licensed by the State of Maine Department of Education. Birthwise has been approved by SEVIS for enrollment of international students, and students are eligible to apply for Federal Student Aid through the U.S. Education Department (FAFSA).
Birthwise offers a rigorous academic program taught by a diverse faculty at our Bridgton facility, as well as a clinical component with qualified preceptors located locally and ultimately in a location of the student’s choosing. Birthwise offers two arrangements of the midwifery program: our Campus Program is a residential program that follows the typical academic calendar and the Community Program allows students to stay in their home communities for their clinical work interspersed with ten 2-week classroom sessions at the Birthwise facility during the 3-year program.
Upon graduation from Birthwise, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Midwives (NARM) exam. Passing the NARM written exam in conjunction with graduation from Birthwise results in being nationally credentialed as a CPM. Many U.S. states use the CPM credential as a requirement for licensure. Birthwise is approved by the state of California and graduates are eligible to apply for licensure in that state. A Birthwise education prepares students for practice in free standing birth centers or home birth practices.
The only college preparatory all male, 1-year, postgraduate (PG) school in the United States. Visit BA to learn about our skills based liberal arts curriculum, our structured and focused residential life program, and why we have some of the top athletic teams in the country. See why Bridgton Academy can be “The Year that Makes The Difference.”
Founded in 1953 to preserve the local history, traditions and customs of Bridgton, Maine and the surrounding area, the Society operates a museum and research center at 5 Gibbs Avenue in downtown Bridgton, and “Narramissic,” the Peabody-Fitch House, a restored 19th-century farm, complete with a working blacksmith shop, in South Bridgton located near the end of Ingalls Road, one mile in from route 107.
History and Mission
The Bridgton Public Library first opened in 1895, and moved to its present location in 1913, with an addition completed in 1994. The mission statement of the Strategic Plan, adopted in 2011, reads:
The Bridgton Public Library is committed to serve the community as its information center. Efforts will be directed to provide access to educational, informational and recreational materials in a friendly atmosphere. The library will be responsive to the changing needs of the community and aware of evolving technologies available to fulfill its role as a service oriented dynamic library.
Adult education is a vital part of any community efforts to promote economic development and growth. Whether it to earn a diploma, gain skills to improve performance in the workplace, earn a WorkReady or other vocational training certificate, prepare to enter post-secondary education, or take a fun enrichment course, we have something for everyone. Explore our website for more information.
Oxford Hills SCORE is the local chapter of a large national organization offering free and confidential businesss advice. Locally we have 20+ business counselors from a wide variety of business backgrounds and with many years of business experience. Our business mentors and coaches can help with assessing an idea, developing a business plan, finding funding and growing a business.
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Bridgton, is a congregation that meets to worship God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It is a place where everyone is welcome. We find our strength in the Eucharist. We pray that we may use our time, talent and resources for the benefit of our community. We gather to seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to uphold and support each other and to reach out in service to others.