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Bala Cynwyd Middle School

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Facts & Stats

Wooden carving of a knight in the BC Library

Year Opened: 1939; extensive renovations in 1963 and 1999.

Grade Levels: 6-8

Type of School: Public

Number of Students: 900

Number of Staff: 131;109 instructional staff

Student-Teacher Ratio: 11.8:1

Campus Net Acreage: Bala Cynwyd Middle School is situated on a 14.06 acre property which is shares with Cynwyd Elementary School.

Athletic Fields located across Bryn Mawr Avenue, known as Amherst Field, consists of an additional 5.17 acres.

School Colors: Maroon and Gray

Mascot: The BC Knight

Facilities: Central instructional building with two spacious atriums. State of the art library/media center; auditorium; two gymnasiums; four tennis courts; specialized learning support classrooms; cafeteria; technical education center; playing fields.

Percentage of minority students: 28% (8% African-American, 12% Asian-American, 3% Latino/Hispanic, 4% multi-racial)

Fun Facts:
  • The school's colors represent the community's historical heritage. Maroon is a traditional Welsh color, while gray represents the area's Quaker influence.
  • At the front of the school is a tree and marker honoring Bala Cynwyd's first principal, George Kirkpatrick.
  • Bala Cynwyd was a "junior high school" until 1978; since then, it has been a "middle school."