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BMS is a Christian school offering PreK-12th grade education to families from over 50 different church affiliations.  Founded in 1945, the BMS mission is twofold, to develop minds and build faith in young people. Not only is there a strong emphasis on spiritual growth in our students but exceptional academics are offered as well.

Belleville Mennonite School currently serves families from Mifflin, Juniata, Centre and Huntingdon counties. The school is located in a very rural area in Belleville, Pennsylvania.  Although the student body is 95% Caucasian, the population represents families from various backgrounds and family situations. There is also an international student from Korea currently attending Belleville Mennonite.

School

Belleville Mennonite School is a private Christian school with 220 students currently enrolled in grades Pre-K through 12.  The school was established in 1945 and was registered with full recognition by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Instruction in the school term 1951-52. Belleville Mennonite School holds membership in the Association of Christian Schools International.

Curriculum

Students at Belleville Mennonite School must complete a minimum of 6 credits per year and are required to have 24 credits for graduation.  Throughout their high school career, they are required to complete 4 credits of English, 4 credits of Social Studies, 3 credits of Math, 3 credits of Science, 1 credit of Foreign Language, .8 credits of Technology electives, 1.6 credits of Bible, and 4 credits of other electives.  Students must also take Physical Education each year and Foundation Studies classes in 10th-12th grades.

Honors classes are offered in American Literature, British Literature, World History and American History.  Additional Honors or AP courses may be taken online with approval of the high school guidance counselor. Students in grades 11 and 12 also have the option of taking dual enrollment courses at Juniata College or online in order to obtain college credit while still in high school.

Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculation

GPA is computed using the quality points below. Beginning with grade nine, all subjects, whether passed or failed, are included in the computation. A minimum of 24 credits is required for graduation. In addition, each student must complete a 10-hour per year community service graduation requirement. AP and Honors classes are weighted by one point. Grades are recorded on the transcript and GPA is computed in June.

Grading and Ranking Students are ranked based on their cumulative weighted GPA.

A – Excellent           93–100  (4)
B – Above Average 85–92  (3)
C – Average         77–84   (2)
D – Below average 70–76   (1)
F – Not Passing        69 or below


 Here are some interesting facts about our students and graduates:
-60-75% of graduates attend college
-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 business owners, physicians, teachers, dentists, nurses, lawyers, editors, researchers, missionaries, farmers and hold many other esteemed professional positions all across the country and our world!

 
“When our daughter, Alex, approached the high school years, we began looking for an alternative to public schooling.  Having already had an older child graduate from the public school system, we had an up close view of the decay of morals and standards of that environment.  We began looking at homeschooling and Christian schools.  BMS stood out in having reasonable, yet high standards, morals, and Biblical view that were in line with our own.  The small class size and one-on-one attention she receives from the teachers is a benefit that public schools cannot offer. Alex has truly blossomed in her faith, personality, attitude, and academics beyond what we had hoped for.  Sending Alex to BMS has truly been a blessing and wise decision.”

-Dave and Sharon Bookamer, parents of Alexandra, class of 2017