Penn Wood Middle School

Thursday, February 22
School Hours
8:00 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.
121 Summit St
Darby, PA 19023
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The mission of Penn Wood Middle School is to prepare all students for high school & beyond as determined by state standards.

This will be accomplished by focusing on instructional rigor, using data to inform instruction, setting high expectations, increasing student engagement, as well as accepting and teaching personal accountability. To that end, our team of educators will collaborate with all stakeholders, combining passion with innovative practices to inspire life long learning.

We believe that:

  • All students are entitled to the equal access to quality standards-based education in a safe environment.
  • Despite the many challenges associated with middle grade education, the number one factor impacting student success is high quality instruction.
  • The successful development of an adolescent depends on support networks consisting of parents, teachers, mentors, administrators, and community.
  • Constructive and respectful intellectual debate amongst colleagues regarding professional practices is critical to our success.
PWMS Closure

Please note that Penn Wood Middle School will be CLOSED for students on the following dates, due to issues with the fire alarm system:

  • Wednesday, December 20
  • Thursday, December 21
  • Friday, December 22

We look forward to welcoming back students on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 after the winter break.

Supply List

Here are the supplies your student(s) will need for the year.

Dress Code

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Find the menus for Breakfast and Lunch here.

Meet our Faculty & Staff

Myishing Cox
Penn Wood Middle School
Carolyn Faulkner-Beitzel
Assistant Principal
Penn Wood Middle School
Diane Bridges
Assistant Principal
Penn Wood Middle School
Cahlin Spearman
Dean of Students
Penn Wood Middle School