Facts & Stats
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)
- 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."