The ACBL School Bridge Lesson Series program is designed to help you bring the joy of bridge to youth. More than 4000 youngsters participate each year in schools throughout North America. The fully funded program is sponsored by the ACBL and includes teacher stipends and free textbooks.

Step by Step Timeline Process for School Bridge Program

Interested in learning more about teaching bridge in schools? Here is the place to start.

Welcome Letter
Teacher Guide
ACBL Youth Protection Policy
Promotional Posters (on right side of this page)
Consent & Release Form*
W9 (not required for Canadian teachers)
W-8BEN form and Instructions (Required for Canadian teachers)
Teacher Stipend Request Form*
Homework Sheet
End of Class Tournament Packet

*The ACBL understands there are local and national laws that may prohibit the collection of this information from an entire class or a specific individual. We ask that teachers make a reasonable effort to collect the forms and information while still complying with local and national laws.

With additional questions, feel free to email us at

Note: Stipend requests should be signed by the authorized faculty member and sent within 30 days of completion of the class. Requests will not be processed prior to the end of class date. Upon receipt of all appropriate and complete documentation, a check will be sent to the home address of the teacher within a few weeks.


School Infographic

School Program Articles

Atlanta Youth Conference
English Students
Sixth Grader Finds Niche
It’s Not Just California Dreamin’
Playing Bridge Helps Students
Statistically Speaking
Bridging Friendships
Young Players get Hooked
Bridge Tricks are for Kids
Student Comments

Additional Resources

Summary of MiniBridge

Teaching Materials

School Lesson Plans by Kitty Cooper
Pre-K -1st Grade Lessons by Donna Compton
2nd – 4th Grade Lessons
Atlanta School Curriculum
Tips for Teaching 4th-5th Grade by Earlye Miller
Learn to Play Bridge I and II
FREE lesson software provided by the ACBL
New England Youth Bridge – Teaching Materials and Lesson Plans

School Bridge Brochures

Bridge para la Juventud (Spanish)
Bridge for Youth Information, School Officials