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Berry College Elementary School

Berry College Elementary School is a coeducational private traditional school for students in grades Kindergarten through 8.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural

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Overview

Berry College Elementary School says

BCEMS is a member of the Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA), the National Association of Laboratory Schools (nullLS), 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 Colleges 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. Thanks for your interest in Berry College Elementary & Middle School. 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 Berrys 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 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 Berrys 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 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 (nullLS), 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 Colleges 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.

Finance

Finance

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Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (706) 236-2242
Email
  patkinson@berry.edu

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 148
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Kindergarten 21
1 17
2 17
3 15
4 16
5 20
6 18
7 11
8 13

Berry College Elementary School's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Berry College Elementary School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 11 : 1
Gender 44% Male / 56% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 91%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Hispanic/Latino 1%
Black or African American 4%
Asian 3%

Extracurriculars

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field

Associations & Memberships

State or regional independent school association

National Association of Laboratory Schools

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