Patterson Mill Middle School is brand new and just opened its doors to students in August of 2007. The school has 266,000 square feet of instructional space and is situated on a 79-acre campus just south of Bel Air, Maryland. The school serves a large suburban residential community and has an enrollment of 758 middle school students. When we opened our doors to our middle school population, we started with a full middle school (grades six, seven and eight). Patterson Mill is a comprehensive, state of the art middle and high school with a computer to student ratio of 1:1. The school contains many site specific amenities that truly make it a school for the 21st century. These site specific facilities include such items as: a mass communications lab with a radio station, a television studio, a black box theatre, an auditorium that seats 910 people, a sculpture studio, a graphics lab, a visual communications lab, a child development lab and center, a clothing/design lab, computer labs, a pre-engineering lab, a flex (foreign language) program for all eighth graders, and multiple Seminar and Extended Learning Rooms. The classrooms in the building are equally outfitted for the 21st century, with LCD projectors, interactive white boards, high definition televisions, laptop computers, desktop computers, and other traditional media found in most standard classrooms. Patterson Mill Middle School has a unique opportunity to fully prepare middle students for the rigors of high school by means of vertical planning and collaboration with the on-site high school.
Our Vision Statement
Patterson Mill Middle School is a school community where all activities focus on learning, achievement, and involvement. Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships are the foundations for our success. It is a place where involvement breeds excitement for learning as we develop the leaders of tomorrow. Today we Learn … Tomorrow we Lead!
Our Mission Statement
The mission of Patterson Mill Middle School is to create a rigorous, supportive learning environment where each student can develop his/her individual potential and prepare for the role as a productive citizen, future leader, and life-long learner.
Patterson Mill Middle School enjoys a high level of community and parental support. We truly believe that students, parents, and teachers should collaboratively set goals and plan learning experiences utilizing a variety of data and resources. At Patterson Mill Middle School we believe the education of our students is a shared responsibility and must include all stakeholders if it is to be relevant. Our ultimate goal is to prepare our students to function in a global society where they are not just a bystander, but a leader!
Dr. Sean Abel
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