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Bala Cynwyd Middle School


Principal's Welcome

Dr. Amy Jenkins

Welcome to Bala Cynwyd Middle School! I encourage you to visit often to learn more about our school, our educational programs, and our students' varied activities. Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania, we provide a supportive, challenging, and nurturing educational environment for more than 1,000 students in grades 6, 7, and 8. I am honored to serve as the Principal!

Bala Cynwyd Middle School is a special place to learn and grow. Our students are kind, compassionate, and inquisitive. Together with our dedicated staff, we seek to make connections with students to help them feel valued, accepted, and safe. Bala Cynwyd Middle School prides itself on understanding the needs of individual students and supporting our students so that achievement and opportunity gaps are eliminated. Consistent with the mission of the Lower Merion School District, Bala Cynwyd Middle School strives to ensure that all students achieve their highest level of critical thinking and creativity.

Our teachers and students work together in small learning communities called teams. This configuration helps students by providing consistency and support from a small group of dedicated professionals who work to know each student as an individual and to develop camaraderie and community among members. Teaming also allows for interdisciplinary units. This allows our students to develop knowledge, insights problem solving skills, self-confidence, self-efficacy, and a passion for learning. I am confident you will see the many benefits of teaming.

Thank you for visiting our website. Please check back frequently for updates as we transition from a 6-8 building in the 2021-2022 school year to a 5-8 building in the 2022-2023 school year. If you have questions please contact the Main Office at 610-645-1480. I look forward to working with the students, staff, parents and community members of Bala Cynwyd Middle School.


Amy Jenkins, Ed.D.