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New Middle School Update

Welcome to our New Middle School Newsletter. Our plan is to send this out four times each year between now and the planned opening of Lower Merion School District’s new middle school in September 2022. We’ll share information about all the exciting developments related to the new school – from construction updates to curriculum planning to contests where students and community members will help decide the school’s name, colors and mascot. 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 spend their middle school years inside its walls. Students who will be the first 5th and 6th graders in 2022 are current 2nd and 3rd graders at Penn Wynne and Gladwyne elementary schools. With the help of Principals Shawn Bernatowicz and Veronica Ellers, we’ve selected some of those students as our New Middle School Ambassadors. Over the next three years, we’ll watch them grow as the school grows from concept to reality, and they’ll contribute to our newsletters from their unique perspectives.

Our second-grade ambassadors are Nico, Paco and Bianca from Gladwyne; and Christo, Cara and Kieran from Penn Wynne. Our third-grade ambassadors are Spencer, Cameron and Raina from Gladwyne; and Ronald, Ava and Mireya from Penn Wynne.

          New Middle School Ambassadors at the site of their future school with Supt. Robert Copeland.