The mission of the Bethlehem Central Middle School is to provide all students with challenging opportunities that encourage intellectual development, creative talents and personal growth in an atmosphere that promotes positive self-esteem and sound educational values. Our students will increase their skills to think critically, make wise choices and act with self-discipline and mutual respect. They will assume responsibility as productive citizens with a positive vision for the future.
Bethlehem Central Middle School’s academic program is structured to meet the expectations of the New York State learning standards while being responsive to the diverse needs of students entering early adolescence. As the link between the highly structured world elementary school and the more independent academic and social environment of high school, middle school education adds a critical building block to a student’s academic foundation and helps students find personal meaning and excitement in their learning. BC Middle School is organized into two houses, each containing students in grades 6, 7 and 8. Students generally remain in the same house throughout their academic career at the school, engendering a level of familiarity with classmates and teachers. Within each house, teachers work together in teams to promote interdisciplinary learning and to best meet the needs of each individual learner. For information on BCMS schedules, policies, activities and curriculum details, please see our Information for Parents page.
School Hours and Bell Schedules
Attendance and Reporting Absences
Clubs and Extracurricular Activities
Bethlehem Central recognizes that participation in school activities has an inherent educational value for students in terms of building sound social relationships, developing interests and individual talents and gaining an understanding of the elements and responsibilities of good citizenship. Therefore, the district encourages all students to become involved in the life of their Middle School. View current BCMS clubs and activities.
Visiting our School
Our visitor policies are designed to ensure the safety of all students and staff and minimize disruption to the instructional program. The doors to all elementary schools are locked during the school day. Visitors will push a call button at the main entrance to alert the office to their presence at the door.
Main office staff will ask visitors to identify themselves, and then will “buzz” them into the building. Once inside, visitors will report to the main office, sign in, and take a visitor’s badge. Upon leaving the building, please return to the office to sign out and return the badge.
Pick-up and Drop Off Directions
For directions to our school, please click here. Students should be dropped off and picked up from the Main Office.