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Thanks for your interest in Berry College Elementary & Middle
At BCEMS, we are looking forward to celebrating our 30th
Anniversary! All this time, BCEMS has worked to continue the
tradition and educational vision of Berryâ€™s
founder, Martha Berry.
Berry was a believer in the power of
knowledge, and she sought to change lives through its acquisition
She believed in the importance of educating not
only the head, but also the heart and hands of every student.
carry forth her philosophy to this very day.
This theme is
integrated into our curriculum, and we strive to develop students
with strong academic, social & civic foundations.
opportunities for student leadership, and we expect our students to
serve our community.
Our students attend classes in two facilities:
one on the main campus of the college and the other on the Mountain
Campus close to where Martha Berryâ€™s first
school house still stands.
While the 28,000 acres of Berry College
provides the ultimate outdoor classroom, BCEMS is known for its
team of master teachers who love to teach and bright kids who love
Our students excel on nationally standardized tests,
consistently scoring class averages between one to three grade
levels above the national average.
Our middle school students
graduate BCEMS with a solid foundation, with most entering high
school ready for honors-level classes, math at the Algebra II
level, and Spanish at level 2 or 3.
BCEMS is a member of the
Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA), the National
Association of Laboratory Schools (NALS), and is accredited by the
Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC).
All of our faculty members
have earned their teacher certification, with over 90% having
earned a Masters-level degree or above.
Our 16 faculty and staff
members are indeed an outstanding group of folks, having more than
200 years of combined experience in the field.
school has one of the lowest adult-to-student ratios in the country
due to the fact that teachers are paired for an entire year with an
outstanding student teacher from Berry
Collegeâ€™s nationally recognized Charter School
of Education and Human Sciences.
Each classroom also benefits from
a dedicated group of college student workers providing essential,
year-round teacher assistance and close student supervision.
school is the best choice for any parent wanting their child to
benefit from a small, personable environment which provides a
curriculum based on national standards and focuses on individual,
We seek those wanting to be part of our
small, close-knit community, who connect with and care for one
another, and who believe, as did Martha Berry, in the power of
educating every head, heart, and hand.