Northern Middle School



Northern Middle School’s mission is to successfully meet the academic and social challenges of the transitional child.  We strive to be supportive, yet set high standards; we strive to be child-centered, yet encourage growth. We strive to provide our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in a rigorous high school program.


We work to maintain a safe and positive learning community guided by research-based best practices. Our well-trained staff encourages each student to reach for character and academic excellence.  We strive to motivate our students through a variety of challenging learning opportunities, and provide a curriculum based on the premise that all students can become life-long learners.  We teach our students to make educated decisions and communicate effectively.  We understand and accommodate the unique physical, creative, intellectual, social, and emotional needs of the transitional adolescent. We encourage and provide increasingly challenging experiences that develop independent and responsible learners. We establish consistently enforced rules, boundaries, and structure to ensure that our students become effective citizens and leaders in a diverse society. As part of this process we implement the research based and validated Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) program, reminding our students to be Prepared for class each day, Attentive to instruction and direction, Working to achieve excellence, and Safe in school and on the bus.

Back-to-School Night for 2016-2017 Announced for NMS

Wednesday, August 24th 5:00 -7:30 pm.

May 31, 2016 at 1:18pm, Northern Middle School

Northern Middle School Performed Well at the Maryland History Day Competition

Ten students represented Northern Middle School at the Maryland History Day Competition on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

May 12, 2016 at 10:19am, Northern Middle School

Jaclyn Jacobs Receives the 2016 Maryland Letters About Literature Awards Finalist Award

Jaclyn Jacobs 6th grade student at Northern Middle School, received the 2016 Maryland Letters About Literature Finalist Award at the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Apr 27, 2016 at 10:48am, Northern Middle School