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Black Rock Middle School Update

Welcome to our Black Rock Middle School Newsletter! Our plan is to send this out periodically between now and the school's opening in September 2022. We’ll share information about all the exciting developments related to Black Rock including construction updates, curriculum planning and more. We hope you’ll not only read the newsletter, but forward it to your friends and neighbors who might not receive it directly. Our new school will benefit not only its students, but the wider community of Lower Merion and Narberth. And we want as many residents involved in the process as possible. If you have any ideas or questions you’d like answered in an upcoming edition, please feel free to email me, Amy Buckman, Director of School and Community Relations, at

Meet Our Ambassadors

While the new middle school is an exciting project for the Lower Merion School District and the entire community, it’s most exciting for those students who will be lucky enough to attend Black Rock Middle School. With the help of Principals Shawn Bernatowicz, Veronica Ellers, Amy Jenkins and Christopher, we’ve selected some of those students as our Black Rock Middle School Ambassadors.

The ambassadors are featured in our BRMS Updates, and have had opportunities to visit the construction site, sign the Topping Off beam and lead their classmates in voting for the school’s mascot (The Royals) and colors (black and gold with a purple accent). As the September 2022 opening approaches, they’ll continue to share their excitement about their new school with their classmates and the community.

Dr. Mumin, Principal Stout and Ambassadors pose for a picture