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BCEMS is a member of the Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA), the International Association of Laboratory Schools (IALS), and is accredited by SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) and the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC).
All BCEMS faculty members have earned their teacher certification with over 90% having earned both an Ed.S., Educational Specialist degree, and an M.Ed, Masters in Education, or above.
The 16 faculty and staff members are indeed an outstanding group of folks, having more than 200 years of combined experience in the field. Additionally, BCEMS 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 College'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.
BCEMS is the best choice for families searching for a small, personable environment which provides unparalleled learning opportunities through a highly integrated and engaging curriculum based on national standards and individual, experiential learning.
BCEMS offers a small, close-knit community of parents, teachers, students and the college community, who believe, as did Martha Berry, in the power of educating every head, heart, and hand.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 149 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,650
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Berry College Elementary & Middle School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1977

Student Body

Total Students
149 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Berry College Elementary & Middle School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
100%
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Comfortable, casual clothes. No uniforms.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition assistance is available for students with demonstrated financial need. It is based on availability of scholarship funds and needs of all students. BCEMS is a GOAL Scholarship school. A tuition discount for siblings is offered.
% on Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,750
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Lynne Reilly

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
4-H, Chess Club, FCA, Improv, Math Team, TOME

Arts and Music Programs:
Ukulele Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Running Club

School Notes

  • Thanks for your interest in Berry College Elementary & Middle School. BCEMS remains dedicated to continuing the tradition and educational vision of Berry's founder, Martha Berry. Ms. Berry was a believer in the power of knowledge, and she sought to change lives through its acquisition and application. She believed in the importance of educating not only the head, but also the heart and hands of every student. We 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. We create opportunities for student leadership, and we expect our students to build understanding and skills to make the world a better place. While the 28,000 acres of Berry College provide the ultimate outdoor classroom, BCEMS is known for its team of master teachers who love to teach and bright kids who love to learn. 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. Additionally, our 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 College'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. Our 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, child-centered instruction. 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Berry College Elementary & Middle School cost?

Berry College Elementary & Middle School's tuition is approximately $10,650 for private students.

What schools are Berry College Elementary & Middle School often compared to?

Berry College Elementary & Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Darlington School by visitors of our site.

What is the acceptance rate of Berry College Elementary & Middle School?

The acceptance rate of Berry College Elementary & Middle School is 70%, which is lower than the national average of 82%.

What sports does Berry College Elementary & Middle School offer?

Berry College Elementary & Middle School offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball.

What is Berry College Elementary & Middle School's ranking?

Berry College Elementary & Middle School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.

When is the application deadline for Berry College Elementary & Middle School?

The application deadline for Berry College Elementary & Middle School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 149 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,650
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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