Belleville Mennonite School

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Belleville Mennonite School Photo #1 - Belleville Mennonite School is licensed by the Pennsylvania State Department and offers Bible based instruction from preschool through grade 12. We currently serve families from Mifflin, Juniata, Centre and Huntingdon counties. Through a combination of quality resources and teacher and parent involvement, our students routinely far surpass national averages in standardized testing.
Belleville Mennonite School Photo #2 - Jesus Christ is of utmost importance to Belleville Mennonite School's ministry. The school was established by Mennonite ministers and families who desired a Christian education for their families and children. BMS remains a partnership between the family, church and school to this day.
Belleville Mennonite School Photo #3 - BMS offers extracurricular activities for students including athletics. Varsity sports include soccer and basketball for boys and field hockey and basketball for girls. Junior high boys have the option to play soccer and basketball and the girls are able to play field hockey and basketball.
Belleville Mennonite School Photo #4 - Not only do BMS students receive an excellent education, their faith is developed. Students in all grades at BMS take part in daily prayer and devotions, Chapels, and Bible courses.
Belleville Mennonite School Photo #5 - BMS students interact every day with loving, sincere Christian teachers who support the spiritual, Bible-based principles of Christian parents.
Belleville Mennonite School Photo #6 - Here are some stats: -60-75% of graduates attend college-BMS has boasted 3 recent graduates who have qualified for the National Merit Scholarship-100% graduation rate-Our graduates attend reputable universities such as Penn State University, Cornell University, Susquehanna University, the Air Force Academy, Arcadia Univeristy, state universities and various other colleges and universities. BMS alumni are represented in every vocation!
Belleville Mennonite School Photo #7 - BMS offers a 3-day Pre-K program; Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30-11:00 am.We also offer an afternoon Pre-K Counts program which is Monday-Friday, from 11:45 am-2:45 pm (half-day option) and 9:15 am-2:45 pm (full-day option).
Belleville Mennonite School Photo #8 - Belleville Mennonite School offers Kindergarten in two formats, half day and full day. Both formats provide an excellent academic foundation for success in first grade. Our half day Kindergarten begins at 8:00 am and ends at 12:30 pm. This is Kindergarten the way parents and grandparents remember it. It includes excellent instruction in core subjects like reading, writing and math
  • Bellevile Mennonite School provides a comprehensive Pre-K through Gade 12 education in a Christ-centered environment, and prepares students to change the world through Christlike service, peacemaking, and leadership. Belleville Mennonite School continues to grow as an academic community that develops minds, builds faith, and makes disciples.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedmild learning differences
Year Founded1945
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students220 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
1%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Belleville Mennonite School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses5 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, Calculus, Honors Bible, Honors English, Honors Geometry, Honors History, Honors Language and Literature, Honors Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish language, Statistics
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPreK - 12th grade tuition rates: $1,574 - $6,215 (Discounts apply for families with 2 or more students at BMS.)
% on Financial Aid
24%
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,200
Acceptance Rate
99%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorNicholas Wilson

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Field Hockey, SoccerBasketballField Hockey,
Soccer

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Choir, Drama Club, Worship Team, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
National Honor Society

School Notes

  • Enrollment. Currently, 222 students, representing 135 families, are enrolled at Belleville Mennonite School for the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Faculty. Belleville Mennonite School's roster of qualified faculty takes personal interest in each child's learning achievement. Educated at a variety of respected universities, teachers provide quality education through classes that develop students' intellectual, academic and spiritual growth.
  • Technology. With a 3.5 student to computer ratio, every student at Belleville Mennonite School has adequate access to computer resources. Dedicated to teaching students how to effectively use and interact with today's ever-changing technology, BMS requires basic computing classes such as keyboarding and computer applications and offers elective classes focused on web design and computer assembly and repair.
  • Learning Environment/PSSA scores. With a curriculum that generates intellectual development and academic preparation, classes and teachers at BMS provide a quality education in a safe, Christian environment. A low student to teacher ratio (1:16) allows each student to receive the individual attention that leads to academic success. Standardized test score results reveal that BMS students performed above the national average.
  • Student Leadership and Honors Programs.   A student senate, comprised of two representatives from each high school class, initiates service and school spirit activities. Belleville Mennonite School's National Honor 
  • Extracurricular Activities. Belleville Mennonite School hosts many extracurricular activities in which students choose to participate. High school students participate in PIAA District 6 soccer, field hockey and girls and boys basketball competition. All teams have competed in District playoffs over the past 2 years. Students participate in the fine arts by joining choirs, worship team, and theatre productions. Additionally, an elementary Christmas musical and middle school and high school choir concerts take place each year. Dramatic performance opportunities at BMS include a fall production and a student-led middle school play in the spring. 

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  • Huntingdon
    Grades: PK-12 | 133 students
    16.5 miles
    300 Standing Stone Ave
    Huntingdon, PA 16652
    (814) 643-4075
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
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There are many reasons I am thankful that my children attend BMS. The class sizes are small providing individualized attention to the students. The teachers are committed to their work and their faith. My kids love all of the extracurricular opportunities as well. We are blessed to be able to have our children at Belleville Mennonite School!
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My experience with BMS is twofold, I am a graduate and have sent my children to the school as well. My experience as a student was positive and I can look back and say I`m grateful that my parents made the sacrifice to send me to private school. As a parent, I`m happy to send my children, knowing that they are getting the best education in our area. Small class sizes enable my child to be cared for in any way they specifically need. My interactions with the teachers has always been positive and comforting. I know that my children are being nurtured and taught intellectually and spiritually. My children were in public school in our area as well. I always felt like their schooling centered around them scoring well on the standardized testing, instead of preparing them for their future academically. I`m so thankful for the Christ centered teaching at BMS!
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We chose to send our son Landen to BMS because of the Christ-like community and the education that is rooted in bibicalprinciples.
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Founded in 1945, Belleville Mennonite School today is a very complete evangelical Christian school. Its strength is its people. The faculty practice biblical integration as the Bible speaks into each subject area. The teachers set the example as they nurture and mentor students towards knowing Christ and making Him known. The students more often are "thermostats" who lead and set the learning culture rather than being "thermometers" who simply reflect the tone and attitude of the day. This is one great launch pad empowering students to serve God with integrity, competence, and passion.
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