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Bala Cynwyd Middle School


Highlights & Achievements

Wooden BC Knight Statue with BC Basketball Jersey and Pom-Pom
  • Two-time winner of the U.S. Department of Education's (USDE) Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award
  • Counseling Department awarded RAMP (Recognized American School Counselor Model Program) status
  • Nationally ranked technology team
  • National teaching awards in the fields of Social Studies, World Languages, and Mathematics
  • Nationally recognized theatre arts/drama program
  • Over the past four years, nearly 140 BCMS students have participated in the Philadelphia Young Playwrights (PYP) programs with a total of 21 Knights earning accolades in the both the PYP Festival and Monologue contests. Several of these original pieces have led to workshop and development opportunities for the students as well as professional performances of their works
  • BCMS Science Olympiad represented PA at the National Olympiad in 2016
  • The Bala Cynwyd Technology Student Association (TSA) annually is among the most successful middle school programs in PA and the US
  • Earned the Technology & Engineering Education Association of Pennsylvania's (TEEAP) Program of Excellence Award, one of the state's highest honors for Technology & Engineering classroom teachers
  • The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has named Bala Cynwyd an official “No Place for Hate” school, an initiative aimed at creating and sustaining inclusive school environments.
  • Bala Cynwyd hosts one of the longest-running middle school jazz festivals in the area (40+ years)
  • The NAMM Foundation has recognized Bala Cynwyd and LMSD for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) designation for the fifth consecutive year